What do you call it when you score three goals but don't technically record a hat trick? Heber's Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Brazilian New York City FC forward bagged his first MLS brace on either side of halftime against FC Cincinnati, and also got into it on the other end as well, heading Emmanuel Ledesma's free kick inside the near post for an own goal eight minutes before the break.
His first goal made it 2-0 in the 17th minute for the hosts, when he slotted home Anton Tinnerholm's cross from the edge of the six-yard box.
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi had already made it 3-0 before Heber had the misfortune to give the visitors one goal back,
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It was his sixth goal of the season and put NYCYC up 4-1 at the time. The match finished 5-2.
#NYCFC had 20 shots tonight, 9 of which were on target. And of those 9 shots on target, 5 of them went in. When the ball was put on frame, it hit the back of the net 55% of the time. It's really a testament to how good Héber has been since coming aboard.— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) June 7, 2019