His side also lacks leadership on the field despite a group that includes World Cup and MLS veterans.
Robbie Keane knocked another goal into the open New York City FC net and took off sprinting with his arms outstretched, basking in the sellout crowd’s relentless roars.
Kwadwo Poku scored two second-half goals to help New York City FC tie the Columbus Crew 2-2.
When Lampard returns, Kreis will have more difficult decisions to make. But one verdict should be certain: No. 88, Kwadwo Poku, has earned his spot as a full-time player.
Thomas McNamara, David Villa and Kwadwo Poku scored second-half goals and New York City FC beat D.C. United 3-1 on Thursday night in their inaugural matchup.
Bradley Wright-Phillips and Felipe Martins scored and Luis Robles had three saves to help the New York Red Bulls complete a season sweep over expansion NYC FC with a 2-0 victory Sunday night.
After a crisp training session at SUNY Purchase, just his second since arriving from Turin late Tuesday, Pirlo offered a hopeful hint regarding his potential debut at Yankee Stadium this weekend.
New York City (5-9-6) played the final 35 minutes of regulation and six more of stoppage time a man down after Ned Grabavoy was shown a red card in the 55th minute.
Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco scored three times in nine minutes, but Patrick Mullins’ goal in the 84th minute gave New York City FC a 4-4 draw on Sunday.
The legacy of the ‘15ers may be the inspiration they have provided to both the young women AND men who play the game in our country.
Some may say Andrea Pirlo’s time with New York City FC will be nothing more than a glorified farewell tour, but the truth is he still has the chops to be a headliner, at least for the time being.
This match features two teams moving in contrary directions, compared to their inaugural rivalry match at Red Bull Arena on May 10.
On June 28, Yankee Stadium will host the season’s second clash between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.
Pirlo is under contract at Juventus through 2016, though the New York Post reports that he could join NYCFC in the next couple of weeks.
The initial stages of what may result in five or six player moves this summer at New York City FC began Tuesday with the addition of two outside backs from Spain.