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US Open Cup 2019 - New York City FC vs North Carolina FC: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Belson Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00 PM EST

How: (TV) ESPN+. (Radio) NYCFC Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, NC FC Radio: 95.7 FM.

Team Notes

New York City FC

New York has a record of 5-1-8 (W-L-D) through their first 14 matches this season.

NYCFC has scored 23 goals against 17 conceded this season. They have 23 points, eight points back of Eastern Conference leader, Philadelphia.

New York City FC are 12-1 to win the MLS title in November.

North Carolina FC

North Carolina FC plays in the USL and is currently defending their 2018-19 title in the league.

Coached by Dave Sarachan, NC FC defeated the Richmond Kickers in the USOC second round 4-1.

In the third round, North Carolina beat the Florida Soccer Soldiers 1-0 to advance to play NYCFC.

Goalie Notes

New York FC: Sean Johnson (4-1-8, 1.15 goals allowed per game)

Johnson has started thirteen games for NYCFC and has conceded only 15 goals in 2019.

New York’s keeper has surrendered 1.15 goals per contest, putting him among the top five in the MLS.

  • Johnson got a rest in NYCFC’s last match, a 5-2 win against FC Cincy.
  • Johnson has accumulated six clean sheets this season, one of the best marks in the MLS.

North Carolina FC: Alexander Tambakis (3-7-2, 1.83 goals allowed per game)

Tambakis has allowed nine goals and accumulated 35 saves in his 12 starts for North Carolina.

  • Tambakis has a low goals per game average of 0.75 goals per game.
  • In his last game, the North Carolina FC keeper allowed just one goal with six saves in a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay.
  • Tambakis has four clean sheets in 2019 for North Carolina.

Players to Watch

New York FC

New York City FC is led in goals by Heber with six. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Alexandru Mitrita are next in line with four per player.

NYCFC’s assists leader is Maximiliano Morález with a whopping nine assists. Heber and Anton Tinnerholm are second with three each.

  • Heber has three home goals on the year, tops for NYCFC.
  • NYCFC has scored nine home goals in the 2019 campaign.
  • Heber has six goals in his 11 shots on goal this season.

North Carolina FC

North Carolina FC is led in goals scored by Marios Lomis with six goals in 11 appearances.

Steven Miller is second on the team with four goals in thirteen appearances.

  • Miller and Benjamin Speas share the team lead with three assists each.
  • Miller has 28 shots on the year to lead NC FC with Lomis in second with 26.
  • Speas has created 35 scoring chances for North Carolina in 2019.

Last Five Games

New York FC

  • New York FC 3-0-2 in their last five games.
  • New York has two clean sheets in their last five matches.
  • NYFC’s goal differential is plus-7 over the five-game span.

North Carolina FC

  • North Carolina FC has a record of 3-0-2 in their last five games.
  • In the last five games, North Carolina FC has scored seven goals.
  • North Carolina FC has a plus-5 goal differential in their last five matches.

Game Odds NYCFC vs North Carolina FC 

The odds for this match will be updated as soon as they are made available by the sportsbooks. If you are in New Jersey, visit 888Sport and BetStars for other MLS events. 

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