NYCFC opened the scoring in the second half, as rookie Jonathan Lewis made something out of nothing with a marauding solo run finished with a terrific looping finish. MLS Golden Boot leader David Villa then scored an insurance tally for the visitors to ensure the win.
The result means NYCFC stay within a manageable deficit in the Supporters' Shield race, while LA have not won a home game in MLS regular season play since April 7.
- 54' – NYC – Jonathan Lewis Watch
- 73' – NYC – David Villa
- LA: Wednesday, Aug. 23 – at Columbus (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
- NYC: Sunday, Aug. 20 – vs. New England (6 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Pele van Anholt, Daniel Steres, Dave Romney, Ashley Cole ©; Jermaine Jones, João Pedro (Jack McInerney 75’); Romain Alessandrini (Bradford Jamieson IV 82’), Jonathan dos Santos, Emmanuel Boateng; Gyasi Zardes
Substitutions not used: Jon Kempin, Nathan Smith, Bradley Diallo, Rafael Garcia, Ariel Lassiter.
Head Coach: Sigi Schmid
TOTAL SHOTS: 21; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 14; SAVES: 1
New York City FC: Sean Johnson; Ethan White, Alexander Callens, Ben Sweat, Frederic Brillant; Thomas McNamara (Rodney Wallace 72’), Yangel Herrera, Alexander Ring; David Villa ©, Jack Harrison (Sean Okoli 82’), Jonathan Lewis (Khiry Shelton 62’).
Substitutions not used: Andrea Pirlo, Rodney Wallace, Eirik Johansen, Kwame Awuah.
Head Coach: Patrick Vieira
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 5
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson Mike Rottersman
Fourth Official: Mark Kadlecik