Ismael Tajouri dribbled it to the right side of the penalty box from about 40 yards out and fed it to Maximiliano Moralez who, with the help of a deflection off Yeferson Quintana, made it 2-1 for NYCFC (4-0-1) in the 60th minute.
Anton Tinnerholm smashed home a volley to finish Moralez’s corner to tie the game in the 49th minute.
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Quintana opened the scoring in the third minute for the Quakes (1-2-0) with his first career MLS goal. He headed Magnus Eriksson’s corner with a flick into the far side of the goal.
Sean Johnson made nine saves, five after the 60th minute to preserve City’s lead.
NYCFC has scored two goals in each of its five of its games this season.