Sporting Kansas City 0, New York City FC 2 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
Jesus Medina had a goal and an assist to lead New York City FC to a comprehensive 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City in both team’s MLS opener at Children’s Mercy Park Sunday evening.
Maxi Moralez put the visitors in front in the 32nd minute when the diminutive — and unmarked — midfielder slid to tap in a cross by David Villa after the NYCFC captain found space in the box and cut to the outside of Ike Opera just outside the six.
Medina opened his account in the 53rd minute after Ben Sweat bombed up the sideline following a Yangel Herrera back heel. The left back played an inch-perfect cross to an unmarked Medina and the young Paraguayan took a touch to his left foot and scored on his MLS debut.
Maxime Chanot was sent off in the 88th minute on a straight red card for denying an obvious scoring opportunity to reduce NYCFC to 10 men, but the visitors bunkered down to get the clean sheet.