New York City FC vs. Toronto FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 28
New York City FC vs. Toronto FC
Yankee Stadium – Bronx
September 11 – 7:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 4/5


After moving into first place in the Eastern Conference, New York City FC will look to widen a two-point gap from second-place Philadelphia when they host a Toronto FC side that can further cement their playoff positioning with the club's first three points at Yankee Stadium when the Eastern Conference foes square off Wednesday night. 

NYCFC (15-5-8) rallied from an early deficit to defeat the 10-man New England Revolution, 2-1, Saturday at Yankee Stadium. It was an eventful opening 10 minutes with the Revs going up a goal through Juan Fernando Caicedo in the second minute and down a man when Antonio Delamea was shown a straight red card for DOGSO following Video Review. Jesus Medina came off the bench to score a brace, including the stoppage-time penalty kick, which also came after Video Review.  

Toronto FC (11-10-8) raced out to a three-goal lead inside the opening 30 minutes en route to a 5-1 win over FC Cincinnati Saturday at Nippert Stadium that moved the Reds into sixth place in the Eastern Conference, four points above the playoff line. Patrick Mullins, Nick DeLeon and Marky Delgado scored early and Michael Bradley and Nicolas Benezet tacked on goals to extend the lead to 5-0 before Emmanuel Ledesma scored a late consolation goal from the penalty spot for the hosts. 

This is the second meeting this season with Toronto FC handing NYCFC their most lopsided defeat of the season, winning 4-0 at BMO Field March 29. Alejandro Pozuelo scored a brace on his TFC debut and Jozy Altidore and Jay Chapman added a goal in each half. 

NYCFC vs. Toronto FC

Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 PM ET
Yankee Stadium

Toronto FC

New York City FC

Project Starting XI
    • Injury Report:
      • OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury
      • OUT: James Sands (D) - collarbone injury
      • OUT: Heber (F) - quad injury
    • Suspended: Maxi Moralez (M)
    • Suspended after next caution: None
    • International duty:  Ronald Matarrita (D), Alexander Callens (D), Justin Haak (M), Maxime Chanot (D)

    Toronto FC

    Project Starting XI
    • Injury Report:
      • OUT: Justin Morrow (D) - quad strain
    • Suspended: Eriq Zavaleta (D)
    • Suspended after next caution: Richie Laryea (D)
    • International duty: Richie Laryea (D), Liam Fraser (M), Jonathan Osorio (M), Ryan Telfer (F)

    Series Matchup at NYCFC

    • NYCFC: 2 wins, 12 goals
    • Toronto FC: 0 wins, 9 goals
    • 3 draws


    • Referee: Christopher Penso
    • Assistant Referees: CJ Morgante, Logan Brown
    • 4th Official: Lorant Varga
    • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero

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