Villa, Brillant help NYCFC beat Fire 2-1
NEW YORK (AP) David Villa and Frederic Brillant scored minutes apart early in the second half and New York City FC beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday to extend its home unbeaten streak to seven games.
Sean Johnson had a season-high seven saves for New York City (11-6-4), which has scored in a franchise-record 21 consecutive home matches.
Villa opened the scoring in the 47th minute, putting away a volley, off a feed from Jonathan Lewis, from just outside the top of the box. Moments later, Brillant headed home the rebound of his own header to make it 2-0. Maximiliano Moralez played a cross, off a set piece, into the area and Brillant’s header was stopped by Matt Lampson, but Brillant’s putback – a diving header – found the back of the net.
David Accam scored in the 54th minute for Chicago (11-4-5).
The Fire had an 11-game unbeaten streak dating to April 29.