Florida Gulf Coast draws record crowd for NYC FC friendly
A record crowd of 3,042 fans turned out on Sunday night at Florida Gulf Coast for a friendly with New York City FC.
While the second-year MLS club won the match 1-0 on a goal by former Maryland striker Patrick Mullins, the home fans were greeted to a strong performance from the Eagles, according to game accounts.
FGCU goalkeeper Sawyer Jackman made several key stops in the match on David Villa and Kwadwo Poku. Albert Ruiz hit the post on a curling free kick and Miguel Jaime created a chance just 10 minutes into the match.
Head coach Bob Butehorn called the match “one of the best moments in program history” in an article on the team’s website.