NYCFC: Player ratings from 1-1 draw against Atlanta United FC
The NYCFC ratings for the forwards
Talles Magno (7.5/10)
Magno on the wings is the best thing that can happen for NYCFC. His ability to get the ball into the box was a huge help in the attack. More importantly, he just moves better when he is on the wings. Of course, he did not stay on the left side of the pitch, and moved into the center throughout the game.
The Brazilian had two shots, with one on target, but if someone could have capitalized on his passes into the box, then likely he would have had an assist to his name. His ability to act as a threat and provider against Atlanta should have had a higher impact on the game, but unfortunately it did not work out that way.
Gabriel Segal (5.5/10)
After an okay first start, Gabriel Segal was much better against the Five Stripes. He made himself available in front of goal, and Magno sent him a few good passes in the first half. He had a shot on target too. Still, he lost too many passes and even was the reason for some giveaways in the first half. There is plenty of room for growth, so it will be interesting to see what he does in his next start.
Matías Pellegrini (5.5/10)
Matías Pellegrini was quite impressive with his pressuring abilities. He forced Atlanta players to regroup multiple times, and even forced a few poor passes. He was able to help with getting the ball up the pitch, but compared to others, was a little quieter on that front. He could have been stronger offensively, and that was probably why Nick Cushing brought him off in the 64th minute.
Gabriel Pereira (7/10)
Gabriel Pereira came on in the 64th minute for New York City FC. Not only did he score the tying goal to salvage a point, but he was much stronger on the attack compared to Pellegrini. His appearance proves he deserves to start again, and should be given that opportunity next week.