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Sports Toronto FC defeated by NYCFC for second straight loss

07:10  29 october  2020
07:10  29 october  2020 Source:   torontosun.com

Toronto FC settles for 1-1 tie with Red Bulls, ending five-game win streak

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Toronto F . C . scored on a late penalty kick at Citi Field to eliminate New York City F . C ., the top seed in the East. Alejandro Pozuelo, left, scored twice as Toronto F . C . won at Citi Field.Credit Brad Penner/USA Today Sports, via Reuters. By The Associated Press.

After losing to Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference semifinals last year and then dropping a 1-0 decision to Reds NYCFC now advance to the MLS is Back quarterfinals next Saturday night against the winner of the TFC has not lost in 15 straight regular season games, going back to last season.

It was a ‘foul’ night in East Hartford, as Toronto FC laid an egg against the boys from the Big Apple.

a group of people playing football on a field: New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson dives for a shot by Toronto FC on Wednesday night. © Provided by Toronto Sun New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson dives for a shot by Toronto FC on Wednesday night.

For the second straight match, TFC put together a sub-par and, for much of the game, uninspired effort and its hopes for a Supporter’s Shield are fading.

Yes, coach Greg Vanney is missing a couple of key starters, but even so, New York City FC was the far better team on Wednesday in terms of overall effort, defeating the Reds 1-0 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford — their makeshift home.

The Philadelphia Union defeated Chicago on Wednesday and have taken a three-point lead in the overall MLS standings with two games remaining.

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After being out-played for most of the match, the Reds showed some life in the final 20 minutes but couldn’t find the equalizer. Toronto native Jayden Nelson, 18, came on in the 82nd minute and created a couple of good scoring chances for the hosts.

TFC’s wizard of the attack, midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo, had another relatively quiet night and was unable to pick up a goal or assist for the third straight game — that hasn’t happened all season. He didn’t even have a shot on goal.

Philadelphia did a number taking away time and space on Pozuelo in TFC’s 5-0 loss to the Union on Saturday and New York managed the same. Pozuelo made his frustrations known in the first half, barking at left back Justin Morrow for some poor service in the 17th minute — that came shortly after Pozuelo set Morrow up for a good chance.

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NYCFC had just two goals all season and started with four straight losses before beating Inter Miami in the final group stage game. They doubled that goal total in less than an hour against Toronto and got a bit of revenge for losing to the Reds in last year's MLS Cup playoffs. NYCFC will play either Portland

Alejandro Pozuelo scored twice in his Toronto FC debut vs. New York City FC , which ended in a 4-0 rout. Jozy Altidore and Jay Chapman also netted goals for TFC vs. NYCFC .

Obviously, if the Reds expect to have success in the stretch run and in the playoffs, they have to get their star midfielder going.

New York’s goal came in the 51st minute when Toronto ’keeper Quentin Westberg made a save on a blast by Valentin Castellanos, who was left all alone outside the box, and the rebound went right to Jesus Medina, who buried it. Westberg stood tall for the Reds on the night, despite the loss.

NYCFC recorded 15 shots to seven by TFC, with six on target. Toronto had no shots on the New York goal. The New Yorkers also held the edge in possession, 56%-44%.

In the injury department, centre backs Chris Mavinga and Eriq Zavaleta were back in the lineup for TFC on Wednesday, but didn’t start. Not dressed were midfielders Jonathan Osorio and Marky Delgado (hip), forward Ayo Akinola and winger Pablo Piatti (calf strain). All four were greatly missed.

Pozuelo particularly misses Piatti’s pace and skill, especially on the attack.

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NYCFC was coming off a loss to the New York Red Bulls in the Hudson River Derby on Thursday, the team's restart of the regular season. The Crew defeated the Chicago Fire 3-0 the same night in their return.

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Forward Jozy Altidore has a hamstring strain and will not be ready to return likely until the playoffs.

New York City took control of the match early and thought to have scored in the first minute, but it was ruled offside.

Toronto had little sustained attack in the half while the Bronx Blues continually found players between the lines in TFC’s half of the field and had a number of good chances, holding the edge in possession 64-36% and total shots, 7-4. Their press was very effective against TFC throughout the match.

Pozuelo sent Morrow in with a partial breakaway in the eighth minute, but NYCFC defender Maxime Chanot got his leg in front of Morrow’s left-footed shot. Morrow had a couple of good chances early in the first half though Toronto’s chances were few and far between.

NYCFC just missed from just outside the box in the 21st minute when Valentin Castellanos’ right-footed shot buzzed past the post after a Michael Bradley giveaway. Two minutes later, Castellanos picked up a pass in the box alone and forced Westberg to make a good save.

Despite being vastly out-played in the half, Nick DeLeon almost scored for the home side, hammering a left-foot shot off the far goal post.

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Morrow and Patrick Mullins were replaced by Tsubasa Endoh and Jacob Shaffelburg in the 59th as Vanney looked for ways to put a spark into his team by inserting some speed on the wings.

“When they play us, most teams bring their ‘A’ game,” Westberg said of NYCFC. “Every game that we play is a challenge because everyone comes out to play their best game against TFC. And that’s a good challenge for us. Whatever the situation … every single game is difficult for us in this league. It puts a little bit of perspective on how well we’ve been doing, but also how committed we need to be if we want to keep doing well.”

A group of TFC players were nominated for individual MLS awards on Wednesday, including two for 2020 Landon Donovan MLS MVP nominees: Pozuelo and Mavinga. Other TFC nominees include: Akinola for AT&T Young Player of the Year. Westberg for Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year. Mavinga and Richie Laryea for Defender of the Year. Michael Bradley is up for Comeback Player of the Year, Piatti for Newcomer of the Year, Justin Morrow for MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year and Vanney for Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year.

The Reds host expansion side Inter Miami on Sunday night in East Hartford.

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