Toronto FC vs. NYCFC | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 2
Toronto FC vs. NYCFC
BMO Field – Toronto
March 7 – 5:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 1/4


For the first time since Toronto FC eliminated NYCFC in the MLS Cup Playoffs a year ago, the Eastern Conference foes square off Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.

Toronto FC raced out to a two-goal lead, but settled for a 2-2 draw in San Jose Saturday. Alejandro Pozuelo scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in the 40th minute after Jozy Altidore went down in the box. Richie Laryea doubled the lead in the 51st minute, stuffing the rebound of a saved Tsubasa Endoh shot. Andres Rios pulled the Earthquakes back a goal two minutes later and Oswaldo Alanis equalized on a stunning stoppage-time free kick.  

NYCFC were reduced to 10 men inside of three minutes and dropped their regular season opener, 1-0, to Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium Sunday afternoon. Maxime Chanot was sent off for DOGSO after clipping Lucas Zelarayan early and the former Tigres UANL midfielder scored the game's lone goal in the 56th minute. 

Toronto FC
Toronto FC vs. NYCFC

Saturday, March 7 at 5:00 PM ET
BMO Field

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Michael Bradley (M) - ankle surgery
    • OUT: Pablo Piatti (M) - hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Nick DeLeon (M) - back tightness
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jacob Shaffelburg (M) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Gudmundur Thórarinsson (D) - lower body injury
  • Suspended: Maxime Chanot (D)
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Toronto FC

  • Toronto FC: 2 wins, 11 goals
  • NYCFC: 2 wins, 6 goals
  • 1 draw


  • Referee: Ted Unkel
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Logan Brown
  • 4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero

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