New York hit by football hooliganism as Red Bulls put Frank Lampard and Co. to the sword – Telegraph.co.uk

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Shell-shocked City manager Patrick Vieira described the opening 45 minutes as “a disaster” in comments at halftime.

“We didn’t play at all,” the French World Cup winner told Fox television.

But the second half continued in similar vein, McCarty making it 4-0 after 51 minutes, punishing slack marking in the City area to head home.

It got worse for City five minutes later when Alex Muyl blasted home from just inside the area after a deft layoff from Wright-Phillips. Gonzalo Veron headed in number six on 83 minutes before Gideon Baah scrambled home a seventh in the 89th minute.

Football has been growing in popularity in the US in recent years especially during the 2014 World Cup when Tim Howard, the goalkeeper, became a national hero when he saved the team from humiliation by Belgium with a string of saves.