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New York City FC vs. Toronto FC | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 13
New York City FC vs. Toronto FC
Red Bull Arena – Harrison
September 23 – 7:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 1/4

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

LOCAL TV: YES

New York City FC put a six-match unbeaten streak to the test when they host Toronto FC Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

NYCFC (5W-5L-2D) are coming off a 0-0 draw with the New England Revolution Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium, while Toronto FC (6W-2L-4D) settled for a 2-2 draw with D.C. United at Audi Field 

NYCFC enjoyed a decisive 3-1 Round of 16 MLS is Back Tournament victory over Toronto FC in the last meeting with Maxi Moralez pulling the strings with a sensational assist on a Taty Castellanos goal and scoring one of his own. The Argentine playmaker, though, is out with a torn ligament in his knee. 

New York City FC

A rotated NYCFC extended their unbeaten streak to six games with a 0-0 draw against the Revs Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. Sean Johnson made seven saves to earn the clean sheet and 17-year-old Joe Scally became the youngest starter in club history in the stalemate. 

"I had nerves, but I was very excited because I've been waiting for this start," Scally said after the match. "I thought it was a good performance. As the game went on, I grew into the game more. Of course, I would have liked to get forward much more, but they were good at pressing us so that limited me going forward. But other than that, I think it was a good first game." 

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Maxi Moralez (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Gedion Zelalem (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Tayvon Gray (D) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Toronto FC

After an exchange of early goals, Ayo Akinola gave Toronto FC a 2-1 lead on the hour mark, but Griffin Yow netted the 88th-minute equalizer as TFC were forced to settle for a share of the points with D.C. United. 

"We can’t give up silly goals like we did at the beginning and we have to do better to clear balls when we’re under a little bit of pressure at the end of games," Greg Vanney said when asked about his team's trend of conceding late. "That’s been a big chunk of it.”

Project Starting XI

  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Achara (M) - ACL injury
    • OUT: Liam Fraser (M) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Michael Bradley (M) - Grade 2 MCL strain
    • OUT: Auro Jr. (D) - undisclosed injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marky Delgado (M) - Grade 2 MCL strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at NYCFC

  • NYCFC: 2 wins, 13 goals
  • Toronto FC: 0 wins, 10 goals
  • 4 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Joseph Dickerson
  • Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Ryan Graves
  • 4th Official: Sergii Demianchuk
  • VAR: Chris Penso
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Current Form

NYCFC
W
W
W
D
W
D
Toronto FC
W
W
L
L
W
D

Season Stats

New York City FCToronto FC
12Games Played12
5Wins6
5Losses2
2Draws4
10Goals20
9Goals Conceded14
118Shots149
53Shots on Target79
183Fouls committed118
122Fouls suffered137
22Offside24
76Corners72

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
NYC81210100.8
TOR43410201.7
01234+Avg
NYC211101.4
TOR320101.2
01234+Avg
NYC601000.4
TOR114002.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
NYC7500090.8
TOR72210141.2
01234+Avg
NYC320001.2
TOR510000.5
01234+Avg
NYC430000.4
TOR212101.8
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