• Saturday Oct 21, 2017

    Wallace looks to bring Costa Rica spirit to NYCFC

    Costa Rica international Rodney Wallace (pictured) has scored four goals in 25 MLS games for New York City FC this season. (Photo: Mexsport)

    NEW YORK -- One objective down, one to go for Rodney Wallace.

    After helping Costa Rica clinch a berth in the 2018 FIFA World Cup earlier this month, the 29-year-old is still hungry.  He wants New York City FC wins its first MLS Cup title.

    "It would basically seal out an amazing year and another highlight of my career and another goal that is reached," remarked Wallace.  "For me, it's important for my family as well.  Winning an MLS Cup for this club is huge."

    The versatile Wallace -- he can play any position on the left side – knows the joy lifting the MLS trophy.  He scored the game-winning goal in the 2015 final for the Portland Timbers, a 2-1 triumph over Columbus Crew SC.

    Wallace, who has teamed with Spain international David Villa and England under-21 international Jack Harrison to form a lethal front line, returned from CONCACAF qualifiers against Honduras and Panama energized.

    "You come back from a trip like that with a lot of experience, with a lot of knowledge," he commented.  "It's important to take away from those games that got us to qualify.  It's important to bring some of that energy."

    NYCFC has already earned a postseason spot, but can secure a first-round bye with a win over visiting Crew SC on Sunday.

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