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New York City FC vs Toronto FC Preview

David Villa. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Vital Stats

Match: NYCFC vs Toronto FC
Date and Time: Sunday, June 24 at 5:00pm ET
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
Referee: Ismael Elfath
Last Meeting: NYCFC 0-4 Toronto FC, July 30, 2017


Head to Head Record:

Matches: 9
NYCFC Wins: 2
Toronto Wins: 3
Draws: 4

New Era

While it remains to be seen if new Head Coach Domènec Torrent will take the coaching reigns for the first time on Sunday, this will be the first game post-Vieira for NYCFC after the Frenchman departed to take up a new role at OGC Nice.

Following two and a half years of progress under Vieira, it’s a big change for the Boys in Blue but all of the foundations are there to continue building towards an MLS push.

City lies in second place in the Eastern Conference after 15 games and has a change in hand on leaders Atlanta United going into Sunday evening’s clash.

Consistency

Did you know… no team in MLS has accumulated more Regular Season points since the start of 2016 than NYCFC? You do now!

Since the start of our second MLS campaign, we’ve racked up 139 points which is two more than Toronto, our nearest rival for that mantle.

In addition, we’re still unbeaten at home in 2018 (P7 W6 D1) and we’ve only been defeated once in our last 21 competitive home games.

Star Power

David Villa and Sebastian Giovinco are the talismen on either side of this U.S. vs Canada rivalry and will be the men looked to once again on Sunday evening.

The pair both boast prolific scoring records in this matchup, with Villa notching seven goals in eight games vs. Toronto and Giovinco netting nine in nine vs. NYCFC.

Sunday’s game could come down to which of these former MLS MVPs is sharpest when the weekend rolls around.

Notes provided by NYCFC for more information on the team and for tickets to the upcoming matches fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.nycfc.com

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