New York City FC won the North American Football League (MLS) championship on Saturday night, outscoring the Portland Timbers on penalties (1-1, 4-2).
New York City FC won MLS for the first time in an emotional final. Valentin Castellanos opened the scoring with a header for the New York franchise but Felipe Mora equalized seconds before the final whistle. The fate of this meeting changed during the penalty shootout. “It was a crazy game. We were in complete control of the game and I thought we would win in 90 minutes. And then they scored. We were broken. But we’ve hit rock bottom so many times this year. This group of players are winners. It was just a roller coaster game ”, New York manager Ronny Deila said after the meeting.