BRONX, NY (September 9, 2016) – New York City FC take on the New England Revolution for the second time this season. The first game was played to a 1-1 draw. In this game, Tommy McNamara and Chris Tierney scored. The Revolution were able to hold on to a draw, even though Gerson Koffie received a red card midway through the second half.
Players who could impact NYCFC vs New England Revolution
Last week Shelton came on and scored two assists. In Patrick Vieira’s post game press conference, Shelton was one of three players named, along with Steven Mendoza and Federico Bravo, who he may rotate into the squad. Shelton would be an intriguing addition to the Starting XI. He can play either winger or central forward in a 4-3-3. Shelton would bring technical ability, pace, and most importantly height, which NYCFC is lacking on the wings.
Bravo was another person mentioned in Vieira’s post game conference as someone who could play in the next few games. He was previously the starting defensive mid, and he was playing very well, until he got hurt. Bravo is a very physical player, and is very good at what he does. He definitely should be given a run out against the Revolution to see what different aspects he can bring to the NYCFC starting 11.
Kei Kamara was traded from Columbus Crew to the Revolution earlier this year. Since he arrived at the Revolution, he has three goals in ten appearances. The key in order for the Revolution to win is for Kamara to score. Kamara has the potential to change the game, but only if he receives adequate service.
When NYCFC are attacking
No matter who are playing on the wings, they need to get the ball to David Villa. Lately, Villa has been deprived of good service, which has been causing hem to play worse. In order for NYCFC attack to get going, they need to have good service into the box.
When the Revolution are attacking
The Revolution also need to get the ball to their star center forward, Kamara. They have struggled to consistently get the ball into the box. If the Revolution want to be successful, they also have to get good balls into the box.