Toronto FC vs New York City | Preview of MLS Matchday 13

On May 11th, Toronto FC will host New York City at home in a match for MLS Matchday 13, one of the top duels in the Eastern Conference.
Toronto FC vs New York City | Preview of MLS Matchday 13.
Toronto FC vs New York City | Preview of MLS Matchday 13. / Elsa/GettyImages

In a very positive stretch of the season for Toronto FC, they will face a rival coming off the end of a streak of three consecutive victories. On May 5th, they suffered a defeat that ended this winning run and now aim to continue accumulating points in the MLS, securing a spot in the playoffs.

New York City FC enters this match in 7th position in the Eastern Conference in the MLS, with 14 points in 11 games played, including 4 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws. Their start in the MLS was one of the most challenging this season, but they have gradually settled into the competition. However, they face a very strong team at home like TFC.

Toronto FC comes into this match on a five-game winning streak, considering both the MLS and the Canadian Championship. In the MLS, they sit in 3rd position in the Eastern Conference, with 19 points from 11 games played, being one of the top teams in the conference behind Inter Miami and Cincinnati.

A mixed history for TFC

These two teams have faced each other a total of 22 times in the last 5 years, with Toronto FC having the majority of victories at 9, while New York City has only managed to win 7 times, with 6 draws in the last 5 years. However, the recent history is unfavorable for TFC, with only 1 victory and 4 losses in their last 5 matches.

Recalling the most recent encounter on March 16th, where New York City, playing at home, secured a 2-1 victory. Marshall-Rutty scored the consolation goal for the visitors. Expectations are for a lively atmosphere with plenty of goals at the BMO Field, in a match where both teams are competing fiercely to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Toronto FC just played on May 8th against Saint-Laurent in the Canadian Championship, with minimal rest, but it is expected that the squad will perform at their highest level on May 11th, with their standout players such as Federico Bernardeschi.