Sport First Half: NYCFC 0, Dallas 1
Winners, losers of Buccaneers' season-opening victory vs. Cowboys: Bad day for Ezekiel Elliott, other RBs
It was only the NFL's first of 272 regular-season games, but the Buccaneers' thrilling win over the Cowboys had important stakes for multiple parties.Given the result, it's pretty obvious to everyone who the primary winner and loser was from Week 1's opening matchup. But let's not stop there! It only takes a little extra digging to reveal several other W's and L's from the first NFL game that counts in more than seven months.
17’: NYCFC are attacking brilliantly! The only thing lacking is the finish.
14’: Gudi Thorarinsson does well to penetrate the back line. Maxi takes the subsequent shot and misses wide.
12’: Keaton Parks takes a pop from distance. The ball sails over harmlessly.
4’: And just like that, NYCFC are already down 1-0. City pay after a failed clearance from Anton Tinnerholm. Yikes.
We’re off in... New Jersey. At least Héber is on the bench.
Rosters are out! Nothing else matters but this: welcome back, Héber!!!
Opinion: Las Vegas fans hit jackpot in Raiders' season opener with boisterous performance
Raiders fans in Las Vegas passed their first test: in an OT victory against the Ravens, they performed, helping the team "pull out that win."Is Las Vegas truly worthy of an NFL team?— New York City FC (@NYCFC)
- Suspended: Taty Castellanos, Alfredo Morales
- Suspended after next caution: Nicolas Acevedo, James Sands
- International Duty: None
- Injury Report:
- OUT: Santi Rodriguez (lower body injury)
- QUESTIONABLE: Héber (knee)
Our XI for tonight.— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) |
- Suspended: None
- Suspended after next caution: Matt Hedges, Jader Obrian
- International duty: None
- Injury Report: N/A
Referees: Joseph Dickerson (referee); Claudiu Badea, Gjovalin Bori (assistant referees); Ismail Elfath (4th official); Jorge Gonzalez (VAR)
How To Watch
Match date & time: September 14, 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Online streaming: YES App (live stream), ESPN+ (out of market)
Raiders' Carl Nassib makes history and has huge play in his first game since publicly coming out
Not only did Carl Nassib make history as NFL's first active, openly gay player to appear in a game, he caused fumble that set up Raiders' winning TD.“And I won’t forget this one,’’ he said Monday night.
TV: YES (tape delay)
Local radio: NYCFC.com/radio
The story: NYCFC have lost two straight games, eliminating their games-in-hand advantage and firmly placing them at 4th place in the Eastern Conference. The Night Owls’ misfortunes in that span can be contributed to the recent international “break” and key players being suspended. Regardless, it’s a poor run of form that could prove costly later on when it comes to competing for premium playoff position.
FC Dallas, however, haven’t been great this season. Despite possessing tons of young talent in their squad, the Toros have struggled for results in 2021 and currently sit 11th in the Western Conference. Even if they are without Taty Castellanos, Santi Rodriguez, and their usual home field, it’d be a stretch to say that Dallas are expected to win this one.
But with said absences, NYCFC must be willing to adjust to ensure victory in New Jersey tonight.
This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.
Opinion: NFL gives US glimpse of what life can be like if we get COVID-19 under control .
More than 93% of NFL players have had at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, including the 50% who were unvaccinated at start of training camp.As President Joe Biden issues new directives to try and boost the country’s vaccination rate and end the COVID-19 pandemic, 93.5 percent of NFL players have had at least one shot. The number is even better for coaches and staff, at 99-plus percent.