Another day. Another loss for New York City FC.
In front of over 25,000 fans on a beautiful spring night at Yankee Stadium, NYCFC loses to the Seattle Sounders by the final score of 3-1. Sounders Obafemi Martins scored twice and current United States National Soccer Player Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist.
Martins ran down a through ball and slotted a breakaway goal in the 23rd minute. He won another 1-on-1 battle with goalkeeper Josh Saunders in the 66th minute when he rolled in a goal after Dempsey’s clever back-heel pass.
NYCFC’s Mehdi Ballouchy tied it in the 54th minute. After a Seattle turnover in its attacking end, NYCFC worked it up to Patrick Mullins on a counter-attack. Mullins patiently passed it back to the top of the 18-yard box and Ballouchy found the upper left corner. Ballouchy was immediately subbed out for David Villa.
Four minutes later, Dempsey gave the Sounders the lead with a slow rolling goal.
NYCFC is eighth in the conference and has lost three straight.