New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira got the response he was looking for from his team after a 4-0 thrashing by the rival New York Red Bulls two weeks ago in the Hudson River Derby.
Now, after NYCFC's hard-fought 2-2 draw at LAFC on Sunday night, Vieira is looking for a win against the struggling Colorado Rapids on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.
"I wanted a response from the team and I think I had it today," Vieira said after Sunday's draw. "We worked hard, we worked well, and we made it really difficult for them, so taking a point in a really difficult place is good, but when you look at the way we played that time, it's really positive for us."
NYCFC (6-2-3) is four points back of Eastern Conference leader Atlanta United FC after the draw with LAFC. It is also a perfect 4-0-0 at home, outscoring the opposition 11-2. NYCFC is certainly comfortable at Yankee Stadium, but the field's cozy confines doesn't do them justice, according to Rapids first-year coach Anthony Hudson. << Read more
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