New York City FC kicked off Season 4 with an emphatic win over Sporting KC on Sunday night.
In terms of a statement of intent from the first whistle, Head Coach Patrick Vieira will have been delighted by what he saw at Children’s Mercy Park.
Not only were City a goal threat from the opening exchanges, they pressed with intensity and committed bodies forward on every attack, ensuring an uncomfortable opening hour for their hosts.
It was a performance that called to mind the NYCFC we saw last summer when they went on the run which would all but secure post-season soccer, meaning when the first goal arrived for Maxi Moralez on Sunday night, it was no less than they deserved.
City didn’t stop there, picking up where they left off after the interval to score the second goal which clinched the first three points of 2018.