New York City FC 2, LA Galaxy 1 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
New York City FC extended their unbeaten start to the season with an assured 2-1 victory over the LA Galaxy on Sunday.
With NYCFC flashing their energetic pressing and fluid possession game, first-half goals from Anton Tinnerholm and David Villa banked all three points on offer in the 2018 curtain-raiser at Yankee Stadium. A response from Jonathan dos Santos after the break led to some late jitters for the hosts, but the Galaxy's comeback bid was disrupted by a second yellow card for Ashley Cole.
The pain of the loss was amplified for LA by injuries to starters Michael Ciani and Giovani dos Santos, the latter limping off with a hamstring issue one week before the Mexican national team gather for a key pre-World Cup camp.