NYCFC is touching road this weekend to take on defending MLS Cup champions Toronto FC at BMO field on Sunday at 4PM ET.
With David Villa completing his one game suspension for missing the MLS All-Star Game in Atlanta, it’s a full forward arsenal at Doménec Torrent’s disposal.
Despite partaking in training this week Sean Johnson remains questionable for Sunday’s fixture. Brad Stuver made his NYCFC debut last weekend in the 2-2 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps at Yankee Stadium.
Toronto FC’s Chris Mavinga is serving a one game suspension or a red card in the closing stages of the Red’s draw away at Atlanta United.
- OUT: Yangel Herrera (ankle)
- OUT: Cedric Hountondji (hamstring avulsion)
- QUESTIONABLE: Sean Johnson (shoulder)
- OUT: Drew Moor (quadricep strain)
- New York City FC has lost just once in regular season action to Toronto FC (3W-4D), though that lone win came in the most recent game in Toronto (July 2017).
- Toronto has not tasted defeat in their last three MLS games (2W-1D), tied for their longest stretch this season without a defeat.
- New York City FC has won just one of their last eight MLS road games (5L-2D), conceding 2+ goals in all but one of the eight matches.
- Toronto FC is 3W-2L-1D in MLS play when Jozy Alitdore has started this year. They have won as many matches in the 16 games he has missed (3W-9L-4D).
- Maxi Moralez created seven chances last weekend against Vancouver, his third game this season with 7+ chances created in a match. Only two other players have done so twice.
- Since the start of the 2015 season, Sebastian Giovinco (597) and David Villa (491) are the two players who have taken the most shots in regular season action in the league. No other player has crossed the 400 shot mark over that time frame.
- Ronald Mattarita tried seven crosses from open play against Vancouver last weekend. It was his second time in 2018 and fourth time overall having seven or more open play crosses in the same MLS game. There have only been six other instances of an NYCFC player attempting seven or more open play crosses in an MLS game.
- Jesus Medina has four goals since July 10th, 2018. Josef Martinez (eight) is the only player in the league who has more goals in that time frame.
- In the six games Chris Mavinga has started this season, Toronto averages 1.7 points per game. In the 16 games he has not started, the Reds average 0.8 points per game.
- Tosaint Ricketts snapped a five game regular season scoreless streak against Atlanta last weekend. It was only his second goal in his last 14 MLS appearances.