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New York City FC sets MLS merchandise sales record

Defender Chris Wingert, left, celebrates with midfielder Ned

Defender Chris Wingert, left, celebrates with midfielder Ned Grabavoy after the New York City FC defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Yankee Stadium. Credit: Steven Ryan

It was a game of firsts Sunday afternoon for New York City FC at Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC won its first home game in history, defeating the New England Revolution in front of 43,507 fans.

Soccer legend David Villa scored the team's first home goal.

And the team set the Major League Soccer record by posting the highest game day merchandise sales in the MLS' 20-year history.

"The demand for New York City FC merchandise at the game, shows the appetite for the club and how eager our fans are to get behind their team," NYCFC president Tom Glick said in a statement. "They weren’t just there to witness an extraordinary spectacle in the history of New York sports; they were buying into their team and showing their support.”

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