After Corona outburst at Philadelphia: NYCFC in MLS Cup final for the first time
Play-offs: In final against Portland
New York City FC have reached the MLS Cup final for the first time. Also because many players were missing at their opponents Philadelphia
After a Corona outbreak in the team, Philadelphia Union had to do without quite a few regulars for the game for the entry into the MLS Cup final – i.e. the game for the championship – including German full-back Kai Wagner Coach Jim Curtin had to throw in five play-off debutants.
Nevertheless, the hosts, who were actually favoured, with former Bundesliga player Kacper Przybylko starting up front and former Germany U international Leon Flach in midfield, took the lead in the 63rd minute through a Cullens own goal. The joy lasted less than three minutes, then Moralez equalised for NYCFC. And in the 88th minute, Talles Magno turned the game completely around and scored the winning goal.