May 28, 2016 LATE LOSS Boston City falls to New York AC
MALDEN, Mass. -- Boston City FC squandered several first-half chances and had two players ejected in falling, 2-0, to New York Athletic Club Saturday night.
Substitute Richard Marquetty struck in the 88th and 90th minutes for NYAC.
BCFC (2-3-1, 7 points) threatened early, a Jadilson Vieira free kick providing Yaw Addow, Jhonata Batista and Gabriel De Souza chances in front of goal, Marco Luna making a triple save. Addow came close in the fourth, 12th, 27th and 38th minutes, and had a goal disallowed for when he did for offside. Batista and Marcelo Cunha also had chances in the opening half.
Boston City coach Palhinha brought on Christian Fernandes as a third forward and implemented a 3-4-3 formation after halftime. Within five minutes, Fernandes was cautioned, and after he waved at the resulting free kick, he was issued a second caution for handball and ejected.
BCFC midfielder Michael Bustamante buzzed a shot just high in the 54th minute. A minute later, Caique Margarido was shown a straight red card after elbowing an opponent.
Addow was then cautioned as the game became more tense.
NYAC’s Peter Ceesay shot wide, then New York earned a 67th-minute penalty as Gabriel De Souza tripped Daniel Alvarado.
BCFC’s Thiago Teixeira went down while waiting for the spot kick to be taken, the apparent recipient of a punch. After a delay that included heated exchanges, Robert Cabrera's penalty was saved by Wanderson Macedo, making his full debut for the Lions.
"I watch a player's eyes when he takes a penalty and first he looked low to the left, so I started to move that way, but then I saw him look at the right corner, so dived there instead," Macedo said.
Bustamante then fired across the face of goal and Batista‘s header was saved. Cabrera then set up Marquetty, whose shot squeezed inside the far post, and Jevaughn Vance fed Marquetty, who fired under Macedo.