NYCFC are heading north of the border this weekend to take on high-flying Toronto FC, and it's going to be a match you do not want to miss. Why? Here are nine reasons:
- It's a grudge match this time: Toronto FC stole a point from Yankee Stadium just last Wednesday. The boys in blue have an axe to grind this time around.
- With a win, NYCFC takes over the top spot in the league. Vieira's men just three points off Toronto's pace, and a win would put them in the driver's seat for the Supporters' Shield race heading into August.
- The thrills. No matter the result, it's hard to argue that matches between NYCFC and Toronto aren't among the most entertaining soccer you can watch.
- David Villa is on a four-match scoring streak. If he scores against Toronto on Sunday, he'll be within two matches of tying the MLS all-time record scoring streak.
- Toronto stars Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley could feature against NYCFC for the first time this season. The CONCACAF Gold Cup ends Wednesday night, so the two U.S. internationals might just be in TFC's plans.
- Toronto FC are on a three-match unbeaten streak. NYCFC could break their second streak in a row, after ending Chicago's run of 11 games unbeaten this past Saturday.
- Believe it or not, David Villa could be tied atop the MLS Golden Boot leaderboard with a brace against Toronto. Given how often he likes to score braces... Don't rule it out.
- This is the last time Toronto and NYCFC play each other this season, so it's the last chance for NYCFC to pick up a win in a classic "six-pointer" against the current league leaders.
- Once again, this match will feature a battle between the last two MLS MVPs, Sebastian Giovinco and NYCFC's very own David Villa. If you like stars, fireworks, and high stakes, you absolutely need to tune in.