NEW YORK (AP) Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored two goals and New York City FC blanked Orlando City SC 3-0 on Saturday night.
The Libyan winger took a pass from Anton Tinnerholm in space, cut the ball to his left foot and tucked the ball inside the far post to make it 1-0 in the 35th minute.
Orlando City had its best chance to even the game minutes into the second half. Chris Mueller was pulled down inside the box by Alex Callens to earn a penalty kick, but Sacha Kljestan caromed his kick off the post.
Tajouri-Shradi added an insurance goal, his seventh of the season, in the 79th minute by threading a free kick through a crowd of defenders. Maxi Morales added his sixth goal of the season in the final minutes to complete the scoring. >> Read more
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