David Villa scored New York City's first goal at Yankee Stadium as the club's first home match ended with victory over New England Revolution.
The former Barcelona striker slotted home early in the first half after a one-two with midfielder Ned Grabavoy.
Patrick Mullins got the second, tapping home on the counter-attack from a Villa pass as New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth was left stranded.
New England captain Jose Goncalves was sent off in front of a 43,507 crowd.
The former Hearts defender was dismissed after bringing down New York substitute Khiry Shelton, with the striker clean through on goal.
New York, an expansion franchise for the new Major League Soccer season, were formed in 2013 in a partnership between baseball giants the New York Yankees and Premier League champions Manchester City.
Villa will be joined in New York by Frank Lampard, now at Manchester City, at the end of the Premier League season.
Elsewhere, Alan Gordon scored an injury-time equaliser to earn LA Galaxy a point at Portland Timbers, just two minutes after Fanendo Adi scored his second of the match to put the home side 2-1 up.
Gyasi Zardes scored a second-half equaliser to bring LA Galaxy level after Adi slotted home in the first half, with Gordon nodding in following a corner to make it 2-2 in injury time.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, will join LA Galaxy when his contract at Anfield expires this summer.
New York City FC
- 13WilliamsBooked at 57minsSubstituted forFaceyat 79'minutes
- 17WingertBooked at 6mins
- 26VelasquezSubstituted forSheltonat 66'minutes
- 32NemecSubstituted forMullinsat 84'minutes
New England Revolution
- 30AlstonSubstituted forBarnesat 59'minutes
- 23GonçalvesBooked at 66mins
- 12DormanBooked at 73mins
- 24NguyenSubstituted forCaldwellat 71'minutes
- 17AgudeloBooked at 9minsSubstituted forDaviesat 65'minutes
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