MLS: CFM remains 2nd thanks to Charlotte FC who defeated NYCFC

Third in the standings in the East, New York City FC stayed clear of CF Montreal by losing 3-1 to Charlotte FC on Wednesday.

Only one point behind Montreal in the standings, NYCFC missed its chance to grab second place. New York has 42 points, while the Montrealers have 43 points in the bank. Both teams have played 25 games since the start of the season.

Karol Swiderski opened the scoring in the 4th minute to give Charlotte a 1-0 lead. Before half-time, Maxime Chanot managed to create a 1-1 tie and bring the counters to zero in the match.

Brandt Bronico (77′) and Christian Fuchs (penalty 91′) hit the target in the second half to give Charlotte a 3-1 win at Red Bull Arena in New York.

In addition to taking 14 shots off target, more than double their rivals, New York City FC kept possession of the ball 60% of the time in this game, so the loss is doubly hard to swallow in the New York camp.

Elsewhere in MLS:

Toronto FC 2 – New England Revolution 2: TFC are undefeated in their last five games. Frederico Bernardeschi opened the scoring with a penalty (31′) and Domenico Criscito tied the game (75′).

New York Red Bulls 2 – Atlanta United 1: Lewis Morgan and John Tolkin found the target for New York in the first half in the 11th and 15th minutes.

Dallas FC 1 – Philadelphia Union 0: Jesus Ferreira scored to prevent Philadelphia from increasing their lead at the top of the East.

Vancouver Whitecaps 2 – Colorado Rapids 1: Ryan Gauld scored the two goals for the Whitecaps in the victory, in the 14th minute and then in the 40th minute of play.

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