Alexan­der Ring scores 1st MLS goal, NYC ties At­lanta 2-2

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

AT­LANTA — Alexan­der Ring scored his first MLS goal to help New York City FC to a 2-2 draw with At­lanta United on Sun­day night.

David Villa, play­ing his sec­ond match af­ter a three­game ab­sence with a quadri­ceps in­jury, had a goal and an as­sist for New York City (5-0-2).

Ring made it 2-2 in the 73rd minute. Villa, at the top-left cor­ner of the box, drew three de­fend­ers and dropped it back to Ring, who ripped a right-footer off the cross­bar from well out­side the area.

Greg Garza tapped in, from point-blank range, the re­bound of a shot by Miguel Alm­iron to give At­lanta (4-2-0) a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute.

Villa came on for Is­mael Ta­jouri-Shradi in the 35th and tied it about three min­utes later, con­vert­ing from the penalty spot af­ter Jo Inge Ber­get drew a foul in the area con­ceded by Michael Parkhurst.

Chris McCann an­swered in the 56th minute, head­ing home a cross from Alm­iron. Parkhurst’s long header off a clear­ance by Villa led Alm­iron down the left side and, from the goal line, he lofted it to McCann at the top of the 6-yard box for the fin­ish.

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