The New York City FC salvaged a ‘valuable’ 1-1 draw with visiting Philadelphia Union. Match corresponding to the last game of the regular season called by MLS as the “Decision Day”.
With which he closed with “Gold Brooch” the last day of the championship, heading to the Liguillla / Postseason or Playoffs in the MLS.
The New York Citizen started with the mentality of adding his fourth consecutive win to be in a better position.
But unfortunately, he was sent off early by his teammate, midfielder Gedion Zelalem, with a red card at minute 21, after fouling Leon Flach in the area.
Then at minute 26, those led by the American, Jim Curtin, surprised by opening the scoring through Kacper Przybylko, with assistance from Flach.
Thus the actions continued going to rest 1-0.
In the final stage, the visiting coach had three modifications with the intention of increasing the score, but they did not work for him.
Meanwhile, the ‘hosts’ led by the Norwegian, Ronny Deila, despite continuing with one man less, did not lower his guard and was still eagerly seeking to equalize the score.
A tie that he achieved early on the edge of the 8th minute (53 ‘) with a great goal from Valentín “Taty” Castellanos, who with a’ fulminant ‘header sent the ball to the back of the net, after having received a pass from Maxi ”Morales.
With this tie, New York City FC ended up sharing fifth place with Nashville SC with 54 points each.
In the postseason or playoffs, he will host Orlando City on Saturday, November 20.
“Taty” Castellanos winner of “Golden Boot”
Without fear of being wrong, it would be the first time in MLS history that an Argentine gunner has been awarded the coveted Golden Boot award.
We refer to Valentín Taty Castellanos, NYC FC forward, who closed the regular season with 19 touchdowns with a flourish.
Escorted by Javier Chicharito Hernández (LA Galaxy) and Raúl Ruidiaz (Seattle Sounders FC), with 17 goals each.
The Golden Boot is the Award that replaced since 2005, the MLS Scorer Champion Award.
The other Hispanics who previously received this award were the Venezuelan Josef Martínez (Atlanta United) in 2018, the Mexican Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC) in 2019, and the Uruguayan Diego Rossi (LAFC) last year 2020.
Red Bulls got into the ‘Big Party’
Incredibly, the NY Red Bulls achieved their place in the postseason/league or playoffs in the MLS, after drawing with Nashville SC 1-1 and thanks to the defeats of the Canadians, Montreal against Orlando (0-2) and Toronto against the DC United (1-3).
The NY Red Bulls managed to close the regular season by drawing 1-1 at ‘home’ with Nashville.
Although it is true the Taurino team surprised by opening the scoring with a goal from the ‘dressing room’ just 38 seconds into the game, with a goal from Fabio, with the assistance of the Venezuelan, Christian Casseres Jr ..
But at the edge of minute 37, the set of the “Six Strings” (Six-Strings), achieved the longed-for draw with Hany Mukhtar’s score, going to the break 1-1.
In the final stage, despite the three modifications of those led by the Englishman, Gary Smith, he failed to obtain the desired result.
The same happened with those led by the Australian, Gerhard Struber, who also made four modifications and did not manage to change the score either.
With this result, the NY Red Bulls climbed to fifth place with 48 points. His first postseason game will be visiting the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, November 20.