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MLS Cup: New York City FC Wins First Major Trophy


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Major League Soccer outfit New York City FC triumph over Portland Timbers 4-2 in a penalty shootout to claim the club’s first MLS Cup in a dramatic fashion.

Alexander Callens fired in the winning spot kick at Portland’s Providence Park to give New York City their first title in their seven year history.

Castellanos’ 41st minute header had put New York City ahead, before Felipe Mora struck back in the fifth minute of stoppage time to force the final into extra time.

While the extra time was on neither side were able to find the winning goal, with Sean Johnson delivering two superb saves to deny Mora and Valeri before Callens held his nerve to seal an historic first title for New York City with his goal.

With their triumph they became the Major League Soccer franchise to win the cup this season, having fought consistently to win the trophy via penalty shootout against three times champions Portland Timbers.

This article was updated 1 year ago

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