The New York Cosmos and New York Riveters were set to meet in the inaugural season of the New York MLS expansion franchise.
However, the Cosmos were left out of the match because of an injury to New York goalkeeper Evan Bush.
New York was able to score a second goal in the 36th minute, but the Cosmos managed to win the game.
New York City’s 1-0 victory ended a five-game losing streak for the Cosmos, who are tied for second place in the Eastern Conference and are looking to continue their dominance in the Atlantic Division.
After their 1-1 draw with D.C. United, the Red Bulls are still looking to bounce back from a 1-2 loss to Toronto FC.
The New York club is still looking for a win against a top-10 team in the MLS, as they will face off against Columbus Crew SC on Saturday.
“I feel good,” Newyham, who was injured during the Cosmos’ match against D.F.C., told reporters after the match.
“The team has been good, so we are still going to get a chance to go out and try to do what we want to do.”
New York have already had some success this season, with five goals in their last seven matches.
Their recent performances have earned them a spot in the playoff picture, but this is the first time the Cosmos have been a real threat.
Coach Giovanni Savarese has also been keeping his players honest, and the team has proven to be a threat to the defending champions.
It’s a team that could go on to qualify for the playoffs, but their current form could be their downfall in the conference.
This is the second time the New Jersey club has been excluded from the CONCACAF Champions League, as it lost to Honduras on Tuesday night.
They lost the match 1-3, but will still have to play Costa Rica in a qualifier on Sunday.
The Cosmos have won the last two meetings between the sides, and are now tied for first place in their conference standings.