Kouassi scores in 86th as Revs tie NYCFC 2-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Xavier Kouassi scored his first MLS goal in the 86th minute and the New England Revolution tied New York City FC 2-2 on Wednesday night.
It was the first time this season New York City (6-6-2) has allowed a goal in the final 15 minutes.
Both goals by New England (4-6-4) came on headers. In the 24th minute, Kei Kamara headed in Lee Nguyen’s corner kick to tie it at 1. On Kouassi’s goal, Kelyn Rowe chipped it across the goal to find Kouassi at the back post.
David Villa’s run in the 16th minute set up Jack Harrison’s easy tap in to open the scoring for NYC. Villa took a pass near midfield, weaved through the defense to get to the corner of the 6-yard box and squared it across goal for an open Harrison.
NYC took a 2-1 in the 64th minute on Miguel Camargo’s header. He entered as a sub three minutes earlier.