Major League Soccer

 Full TimeWSTR/YES
New York City FCNYC
FC CincinnatiCIN
J. Medina  7' 1-0 
N. Hagglund (og) 53' 2-0 
G. Thorarinsson  57' 3-0 
V. Castellanos  67' 4-0 
J. Medina  83' 5-0 
NYCJ. Medina  7' 1-0
CINN. Hagglund (og) 53' 2-0
NYCG. Thorarinsson  57' 3-0
NYCV. Castellanos  67' 4-0
NYCJ. Medina  83' 5-0
HT: 1-0
Yankee Stadium
Referee: David Gantar
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Medina jumpstarts NYFC in rout of FC Cincinnati

(AP Photo/Will Newton)

NEW YORK (AP) Jesus Medina scored two goals and keeper Sean Johnson recorded his 68th career shutout and NYCFC beat Cincinnati 5-0 Saturday.

Seven minutes in, the ball found its way to Medina after a pair of ricochets off a set piece. With the game in hand Medina scored at the 83rd.

Medina has scored five goals in his last six games for New York (1-1-0) dating to last season.

New York broke it open early in the second half when off a Medina corner kick Maxime Chanot appeared to convert the header before official scoring ruled it an own goal by Nick Hagglund at the 53rd.

Four minutes later, Gudmundur Thorarinsson found the back of the net on a free kick bending the ball around Cincinnati's wall and past diving keeper Cody Cropper.

Valientin Castellanos made it 4-0 at the 67th when his errant attempt off a corner deflected off Hagglund past Cropper.

New York ran its record to 5-0 all time against third-year Cincinnati (0-1-1).

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Updated April 24, 2021

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