All the info you need for Toronto FC vs NYCFC, including how to watch the game online.
For all the success Toronto FC had last season, they failed to show up against NYCFC. Manchester City’s expansion MLS team beat us two times out three, and the third meeting was a draw despite a hattrick from Sebastian Giovinco. Here are the highlights from that epic encounter:
But that was last season, and after making a big splash in the offseason, Toronto’s off-field success translated into on-field success with a win over the defending Supporters Shield champions. They conceded 63% possession to the opponent, but played a great counterattacking game, and smothered the Red Bulls attackers to the tune of one shot on target.
New York City is also coming off of a road win against the Chicago Fire, but instead of the defensive showing that Toronto exhibited, they exploded for four goals against Chicago’s porous backline. That should make this game an interesting clash of styles.
Even though Toronto only held the ball for 37% of the game, they made the most of their opportunities. Their total shot output was actually higher than the Red Bulls’ – 12 to 11 – while five of them hit the target. Even though a lot of attention was paid to the backline in the offseason, the Reds’ front line is one of the most dangerous in the MLS, with the league’s MVP to boot. The Sky Blues know they can’t contain Giovinco, they simply have to outscore him.
Toronto FC Starting XI:
New York City FC Starting XI:
Markus: TFC 2-1 NYCFC
Goals from Mix Diskerud, Michael Bradley, and Tsubasa Endoh.
Matt: TFC 1-0 NYCFC
Anthony: TFC 2-2 NYCFC
Both clubs are riding big wins, but New York have had TFC’s number in the past three outings. Both will push hard up front, but I say a draw because they seem to be even. It won’t be easy to come into Yankee Stadium and play on a field they aren’t use to playing. It seems silly, but field condition and home advantage plays a difference.
David: TFC 3-2 NYCFC
NYC displayed some potent offense by scoring four in their last game, but also some shoddy defence when they nearly gave up a 3-1 lead. That said, they always get up when they play us, so it won’t be an easy game. 3-2 Toronto. Babouli get’s a goal too because why the hell not.
Here’s all the info you need for the game. You can watch it on Sportsnet 1, but if you can’t get to a TV, we’ve included info on how you can live stream the match.
Both teams will be leaving it all on the line as they look to get their second win of the season. Come on you Reds!