4:0 win over college kids opens preseason
February 1, 2015 (Official Game Summary)

0:4
USF New York

Wright-Phillips
Grella
Zizzo
Abang
02.01.15 · Preseason

It took all of 12 minutes in Sunday's preseason opener against the University of South Florida for the hard work to come together. Sal Zizzo's centering pass from the left picked out Bradley Wright-Phillips to find the first goal in New York's 4-0 rout of USF Sunday morning.

New York continued to apply pressure and increased their lead just five minutes later when Dax McCarty played a perfect ball through for trialist Mike Grella. The Glen Cove, NY product took one touch before rounding the USF goalkeeper and finishing in the 17th minute.

In the 22nd minute, Chris Duvall played Lloyd Sam to the endline on the right before sending a pinpoint cross towards the back post for Zizzo, but the San Diego product headed just wide of goal.

Two minutes later Sam and Zizzo linked up again with a different result as the Englishman pounced on a turnover in midfield and quickly transitioned towards goal. Zizzo cut in from the left as Sam put a nice ball into his path, leaving the winger an easy finish in the 24th minute.

Most of the squad changed at halftime and, with it, the attack died down a bit.

The one goal of that half came when SuperDraft selection Manolo Sanchez turned his man on the right and centered for newly arrived forward Anatole Abang in the 58th minute.

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