On a day where the average goalscorer for NYC FC was 36, all three of the MLS side’s highest-paid designated players scored a goal – including Italian legend Andrea Pirlo, who logged his first goal in the United States.
NYC FC already led 2-0 in the game thanks to goals from Frank Lampard (37 y/o) and David Villa (34 y/o) – but the Italian veteran (37 y/o) would not be denied again and made a superb free kick after one of his teammates pretended to take the set piece – allowing Pirlo to make a cool strike that left the Philadelphia Union GK flat-footed and delivered his first MLS goal.
— Hudson River Blue (@hudsonriverblue) June 18, 2016
The goal gave them a near-insurmountable lead over Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union – just days after a bitter defeat in the US Open Cup to the New York Cosmos.
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