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New York City FC II Blanks Inter Miami CF II, 3-0

New York City FC II

June 7, 2024 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
New York City FC II News Release

New York City FC II recorded a 3-0 win on Friday night against Inter Miami CF II. City would take the lead in the 19th minute through Taylor Calheira. City would extend that lead in the 42nd minute through a well-taken goal by Ronald Arévalo. Calheira would add a third for City before halftime with a close-range header. Those three first half goals would be enough for City to claim all three points and climb the table

Match Recap

New York City FC II were aiming a third win in four league games when they welcomed Inter Miami CF II to Belson Stadium on Friday night.

Matt Pilkington’s side claimed all three points in their last outing against the Red Bulls six days ago and knew a win against Miami would see them leapfrog their opponents.

A tight start to the contest saw few chances for either side during the early exchanges. That changed in the 18th minute when City were awarded a freekick on the edge of the Miami penalty area.

The set piece would prove a decisive moment during the first half, with Taylor Calheira firing a brilliant effort past the goalkeeper to put his side ahead.

The visitors set about trying to find an equalizer almost instantly, and a dangerous cross into the box could have caused problems for City had Will Meyer not been decisive in claiming the ball.

The hosts would be given a chance to double their advantage from a corner in the 27th minute, but Matthew Leong failed to keep his header down.

Nine minutes later, a teasing cross from Máximo Carrizo flashed across Miami’s goalmouth as City again came close to scoring a second.

Pilkington’s side would eventually find a second before halftime through Ronald Arévalo in the 42nd minute. The winger was played through on goal by Calheira and after taking a touch he rifled the ball past the goalkeeper

Two quickly became three as Calheira notched his second of the evening in first-half stoppage time. The Brazilian forward found space at the back post and headed in a cross from close range.

City didn’t slow down as the second half began, with Jonathan Jiménez eager to add his name to the scoresheet. In the 50th minute, the forward cut inside from the left and fired a right-footed shot that just skipped past the post.

Samuel Owusu would be the next man to take a shot at goal fresh off his strike in the Hudson River Derby last week. An outstanding pass by Jacob Arroyave curled up and around the Miami back line to find…

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