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NYCFC vs HB Koge: MATCH PREVIEW

Patrick Vieira’s team are back in action tonight at 7:30 pm ET at IMG Academy.

About this time last year, New York City FC were felled in friendly action by a Danish side, Brondby IF and now they hope to continue their pres-season tour with wining and testing different tactics.

Tonight in Bradenton, the good guys will have another shot at an opponent from Denmark, HB Koge. This team plies its trade in the Danish 1st Division, which is actually the second division (Brondby sits pretty in the top-flight Danish Superliga).

New Yourk City FC enters the affair on a preseason winning streak, with Patrick Mullins’s clincher on Wednesday against Montreal making it three in a row. With MLS play launching in just over two weeks, Patrick Vieira’s team will hope for more of the same tonight: bossing possession, dynamic play in the wide areas, and bend-don’t-break defending.

Three Things to Know About HB Koge

  • Their squad’s total value is estimated at $3.15 million, according to Transfermarkt. New York City’s estimated squad value? $22.93 million.
  • Last season, the Svanerne (Swans) finished seventh in the Danish “1st” Division.
  • The club was founded in 2009 when two previous sides merged.

New York City isn’t lacking in talented midfielders. But what we’ve yet to see is a clear go-to grouping to populate the middle of Vieira’s preferred 4-3-3 setup.

Source: hudsonriverblue


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