After Alexander Callens tied the score, 1-1, with a 38th-minute goal, Jack Harrison and David Villa scored on the other side of halftime to put the match to bed for NYCFC. Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute with Christian Ramirez's team-leading 10th goal of the season.
NYCFC played without defenders Ethan White and RJ Allen, who were both benched by coach Patrick Vieira for being late to a pre-match meeting. Ronald Matarrita started at left back with Ben Sweat moving to the right side, and Matarrita had to be subbed out in the 10th minute due to injury.
Villa's goal was his 11th of the season, tops for New York City FC this season. Rodney Wallace and Sweat provided assists on the goals for Harrison and Callens.
- 9' – MNUFC – Christian Ramirez Watch
- 38' – NYC – Alexander Callens Watch
- 52' – NYC – Jack Harrison Watch
- 63' – NYC – David Villa Watch
VILLA AT 52:
Villa's goal was of his own creation, as he dribbled down the flank, cut in and lost a defender, regained control of a heavy touch, kept his feet, cleared space and fired into the net with a left-footed shot. It was the 52nd in an already-storied MLS career.