Ronny Deila has spoken of his admiration for the youthful NYCFC squad which took Corinthians all the way in Wednesday’s Florida Cup opener.
A mix of Academy talents, Homegrowns and trialists gave as good as they got against the Brazilian giants and were edged out 2-1.
Deila, who is overseeing his first preseason as NYCFC Head Coach, was most impressed by the tactical nous employed by his young charges and will be looking for the same on Saturday when Palmeiras provide the opposition.
Deila told NYCFC.com: “I’m very proud of the boys. I think the performance was really, really good.