May 21, 2016 TOO LATE Boston City FC falls to Brooklyn Italians
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Boston City FC’s three-match NPSL unbeaten streak came to an end as they fell, 5-2, to the Brooklyn Italians Saturday night.
The Lions (2-2-1, 7 points) mounted a late comeback and trailing, 3-2, with six minutes remaining before surrendering a penalty kick and Rasmus Hansen’s third goal.
Brooklyn captain Kareen Joachim beat Estive Sosa, making his debut in the BCFC goal, in the fifth minute. Naeem Charles then struck the post for Brooklyn. In the 24th minute, the Lions threatened as Gabriel De Souza’s unmarked attempt at the far post off a free kick rolled across the face of goal and bounced off the foot of the post.
That sparked Boston City to life, Jadilson Vieira placing a downward header just wide and Yaw Addow’s powerful shot pushed away by Michael Bernadi.
Jadilson tied the score, curling a free kick over the wall for his first goal of the season. Four minutes later, Hansen capitalized on a hesitation by Boston defenders for a 2-1 lead. Then, Jadilson, who leads BCFC with three assists this season, limped off injured.
Six minutes into the second half, Hanson buried his second goal. Then, Addow, Boston's top scorer, was replaced due to injury.
In the 83rd minute, substitute Michael Bustamante produced a free kick that dipped over the wall and in off the inside of the post, pulling BCFC with 3-2.
Two minutes later, Joachim scored his second goal on a penalty kick past Wanderson Macedo, who had replaced Sosa 10 minutes earlier, Rodrigo Teixeira earning a yellow card. Hansen scored close range in the 86th minute.