New York City FC beat the Philadelphia Union last weekend 2-0. Out of the six matches they’ve played this year, they’ve won four, drawn once, and lost once. But that loss came from their first match of the season at Orlando City Stadium.
David Villa has scored four goals and three assists in New York City FC’s first six games, but he was unable to capitalize against Orlando at the start of March. Rodney Wallace and Jack Harrison also each have two goals on the season.
Orlando City and New York City FC are neck-and-neck in the MLS Power Rankings at 5th and 4th, respectively. Both teams are coming off of momentous weeks-- the Lions won their fourth straight at home against the LA Galaxy and NYCFC earned a tough road win against the Union.
Orlando City defeated New York City FC 1-0 in their first match of the season. Orlando City earned two wins and one draw against New York City FC last season. Orlando City’s overall record against NYCFC is 4-1-2.