‘We didn’t expect a second goal’ – Azira laments loss to New York City

Azira and teammates
Azira and teammates

Uganda Cranes midfielder Micheal Azira has lamented their loss to New York City in the Major League Soccer after the side scored two goals in quick succession to condemn Montreal Impact to a home loss on Saturday.

Micheal Azira

The defeat meant the Impact’s clean sheet streak at home ended at 186 minutes.

The side conceded their first during the sixth minute when Ben Sweat took a shot from the right flank and Evan Bush’s save got the ball straight into Maxi Moralez’s path who tapped in his first goal of the season.

Orji Okwonkwo then tried to clear the ball minutes later, but it fell straight to Ismael Tajouri-Shradi’s feet, the Libyan international beating Bush with a shot toward the far post.

“We didn’t expect that,” Micheal Azira told prosoccerusa.com.

“We didn’t want to concede right away and needed to be patient because the game was 1-0. It was still open and we could still create chances. Them scoring after four minutes wasn’t a good deal.”

The Impact now turn to the rest of their three-game week. The team will visit the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, then fly to Ohio to play FC Cincinnati on Saturday.

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