Nov. 06, 2016
Facts After the Match: NYCvTOR
Maybe some of you feel like this:
Maybe some of you like this:
Maybe like this:
Just don't hurt yourself. I know it's hard to take in right now. So I'll keep this really short, and I'll try to keep it light. Here we go...
Here are some facts after the Toronto invasion of Yankee Stadium.
1. whoscored.com does not have any data on the game for some strange reason. So, I'll have to use the Audi Player Index. Pirlo scored the highest for NYC with a 644. Johansen in second scored a 553. Chanot came in third with a 542, and Lampard in fourth with a 439. David Villa came in sixth with a 323. Harrison scored the lowest of the starters with just a 10.
2. NYCFC is again on the wrong side of history, suffering the biggest loss in aggregate in MLS playoff history.
3. NYCFC loses yet again on FS1, extending the streak to six. Updated stats are below.
Again, no conspiracy, just interesting. Still would rather have played on ESPN...I feel Twellman has more respect for NYCFC than Lalas, who, in my view, sounded a little bit like he was mocking NYCFC throughout the match last night going on and on about how we play out the back and never stopped doing it despite the situation. But again, my view. I'm not gung-ho on this idea (as much as I used to be), but it felt that way just a little bit. But I do still prefer ESPN, just saying...
4. Good news! It has been reported that if any team but Seattle wins the MLS Cup, NYCFC will be given a berth to the next CONCACAF Champions League tournament!
If you have any more, leave a comment. Although this was the last match of the year for NYCFC, I will also be compiling a list for the season in the coming weeks.
I leave you with these edited words from Jesse Jackson's 1988 DNC address (sorry, it just so happens that it was at a political event...with Election day tomorrow...or, maybe these words could be good for that too, I don't know...)
"You can make it. Hold your head high; stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but the morning comes. Don't you surrender! Suffering breeds character, character breeds faith. In the end faith will not disappoint. You must not surrender! You may or may not get there but just know that you're qualified! And you hold on, and hold out! We must never surrender!! America [and NYCFC] will get better and better. Keep hope alive. Keep hope alive! Keep hope alive! On tomorrow night and beyond, keep hope alive!" (Video link for full quote in text)