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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Yefferson Quintana (3')
  • Anton Tinnerholm (49')
  • Maximiliano Mor├ílez (60')

New York City FC pull off second-half rally to beat San Jose

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San Jose 1-2 New York City FC: NYCFC stay unbeaten (2:04)

David Villa's absence didn't stop NYCFC from overcoming an early deficit to beat San Jose and remain unbeaten to start the season. (2:04)

New York City FC rallied to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 at Avaya Stadium on Saturday night thanks to two second-half goals and some superb goalkeeping from Sean Johnson.

The visitors took the field without David Villa, the NYCFC talisman -- just two goals shy of 400 in his career for club and country -- a late scratch after feeling something in warmups. He was replaced by Jo Inge Berget in Patrick Vieira's lineup.

San Jose was up in the third minute after Yefferson Quintero.headed a Magnus Eriksson corner into the NYCFC goal from the near post to make it 1-0.

NYCFC then took the lead on the hour mark, after Anton Tinnerholm smashed a first-time half-volley past Andrew Tarbell and Maxi Moralez scored from a Ismael Tajouri assist courtesy of a wicked deflection to make it 2-1 in the visitors' favor.

Johnson played a big part in preserving his team's three points as the game wore on, repeatedly turning quality Quakes chances away in the last 20 minutes.

And Vieira's team held on through a full seven minutes of stoppage time to take home a valuable win in this young MLS season.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New York Red Bulls 24 +22 48
2 Atlanta United FC 24 +22 48
3 New York City FC 25 +15 47
4 Columbus Crew SC 24 +2 39
5 Philadelphia Union 24 -5 33
6 Montreal Impact 26 -9 33
7 New England Revolution 23 0 29
8 DC United 21 -2 24
9 Toronto FC 24 -5 24
10 Orlando City SC 24 -20 23
11 Chicago Fire 26 -15 23

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 FC Dallas 24 +9 45
2 Sporting Kansas City 24 +15 42
3 LAFC 24 +8 39
4 Real Salt Lake 26 -8 38
5 LA Galaxy 26 +1 37
6 Portland Timbers 23 +1 37
7 Seattle Sounders FC 24 +5 35
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 25 -9 34
9 Minnesota United FC 25 -12 29
10 Houston Dynamo 24 +4 27
11 Colorado Rapids 24 -9 24
12 San Jose Earthquakes 24 -10 17

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