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May 15, 2021 at 6pm UK at Yankee Stadium
NY CityNew York City FC
1-1
TorontoToronto
Medina (53')
Acevedo (30'), Jasson (42')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Shaffelburg (74')
Mavinga (65')

Preview: New York City FC vs. Toronto - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday's Major League Soccer clash between New York City FC and Toronto, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Fresh off the back of picking up their first league win of the season last time out, Toronto travel to the Yankee Stadium on Saturday to take on New York City FC.

Meanwhile, the hosts have bounced back from an opening day defeat, and they are currently on a three-game unbeaten streak.


Match preview

New York City head coach Ronny Deila reacts during the second half against the Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena in August 2020© Reuters

New York City FC were denied a third consecutive win as Orlando City SC held them to a 1-1 stalemate on Saturday.

Ronny Deila's men went behind shortly after the restart to Luis Nani's opener, but Valentin Castellanos kept his cool from 12 yards in the 77th minute to level matters.

The Pigeons currently sit seventh in the MLS table following that draw and would move into second place should they manage to claim all three points in their next outing.

Recent matches involving Saturday's opponents leaves little to choose between them with the last four meetings yielding two wins apiece.

However, the hosts have not won any of their last three home games against the visitors, which is something they would be aiming to change come the full-time whistle.

Toronto FC opened their account for the season with a 2-0 triumph over Columbus Crew at the Exploria Stadium on Thursday.

Goal in either half from Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore were enough to hand Chris Armas's men a much-needed three points.

The Reds will now be looking to kick on from that win and move into the top half by claiming a second victory on the trot.

Their last visit to New York was less than a week ago which ended in a 2-0 defeat against New York Red Bulls, and they will be hoping for a better outcome this time around.

New York City FC Major League Soccer form:
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • D

Toronto Major League Soccer form:
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • W

Toronto form (all competitions):
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W



Team News

Thiago Andrade is yet to feature for the hosts this term and he remains unavailable due to personal reasons.

Gedion Zelalem and Cody Mizell are both ruled out as they are sidelined with knee and groin injuries respectively.

Toronto's Alejandro Pozuelo continues to nurse a thigh problem which is set to keep the Spaniard out of this weekend's clash.

Ifunanyachi Achara remains has not made an appearance for the away side in the last two years due to a damaged knee ligament.

New York City FC possible starting lineup:
Johnson; Callens, Sands, Chanot; Thorarinsson, Parks, Acevedo, Tinnerholm; Jasson, Medina, Castellanos

Toronto possible starting lineup:
Bono; Auro, Mavinga, Gonzalez, Laryea; Priso-Mbongue, Bradley, Martinez; DeLeon, Delgado, Akinola


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We say: New York City FC 2-1 Toronto

The home side have flown out of the blocks faster than their visitors and are in better form heading into the game. We are backing them to carry the day in this one, albeit by a narrow margin.



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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England16103330191133
2Nashville SCNashville1568124141026
3Orlando City157442319425
4Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia166642016424
5Columbus Crew156631612424
6New York City FCNY City1472526151123
7CF MontrealMontreal156452018222
8DC United156272118320
9New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls145361817118
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta152851418-414
11Toronto153482032-1213
12FC CincinnatiCincinnati143471729-1213
13Chicago Fire153391727-1012
14Inter MiamiInter Miami132381023-139

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England16103330191133
2Nashville SCNashville1568124141026
3Orlando City157442319425
4Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia166642016424
5Columbus Crew156631612424
6New York City FCNY City1472526151123
7CF MontrealMontreal156452018222
8DC United156272118320
9New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls145361817118
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta152851418-414
11Toronto153482032-1213
12FC CincinnatiCincinnati143471729-1213
13Chicago Fire153391727-1012
14Inter MiamiInter Miami132381023-139

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