All you need to know for the Toronto FC vs. NYCFC game, including where to watch the game online.
Toronto FC suffered a huge setback in their last game when they not only lost to the Vancouver Whitecaps at home, they also lost Jozy Altidore for up to two months with a Grade 2 hamstring. While he hadn’t scored a goal up until that point, he was still making an impact elsewhere by drawing defenders away from Sebastian Giovinco and assisting on crucial goals.
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But Toronto will have to put all that behind them if they want to win. It won’t come easy against NYCFC, who are currently riding a three-game win streak. The offense has to be as good as it was against Vancouver while the defense needs to be as good as it was against FC Dallas in order to get a win.
An obvious player to watch out for on NYCFC is David Villa. He has scored in every game of New York’s current win streak, and he torched us for two goals the last time we played. Thankfully, though, Giovinco scored a stunning equalizer to salvage the draw. Now that we’re at home, though, the objective should be on getting a win.
With Altidore out, Mo Babouli is expected to make his first home start. The extended absence will give Babouli a chance to shine and prove to Greg Vanney that he belongs in the first team as a starter. Hopefully he’ll be up to the task.
So how can you watch this game? We have all of the match details right here, so you won’t have to miss a second of the action, even if you won’t have access to a TV:
Date: Wednesday, May 18th
Start Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Stadium: BMO Field
TV Info: TSN4
Live Stream: TSN GO
Here are the confirmed lineups for both clubs. Not only has Babouli been rewarded a start in Altidore’s absence, but so has Jay Chapman and Josh Williams:
There’s no telling how this one will play out, so expect a tight contest throughout. Come on you Reds!