The New York City FC (NYCFC) has defeated Toronto FC (TFC) 3 to 1 and has as well obtained its ticket for the quarter-finals of the tournament, MLS is Back, Sunday, in Orlando.
The winners were knocked out early, while Jesus Medina recorded the first success of the match in the fifth minute. The midfielder has been forgotten on the left flank during a penalty kick stopped. When the ball ended up on his foot, he has not missed his chance and ended the match with a strike from the left that goalkeeper Quentin Westberg was not able to stop.
Fifty minutes later, the attacker Valentin Castellanos doubled the lead in the NYCFC. The Argentine was well handled in the penalty area and made an excellent low shot. It was the first success of the young man of 21 years this season.
Maximiliano Moralez completed the scoring in the 81st minute. Taking advantage of a heeling of Eber, he found himself alone in front of the cage and didn’t miss his chance.
The team of the Big Apple could have scored many more goals if Westberg had not been so spectacular. TFC goalkeeper has made four stops. At the other end of the pitch, Sean Johnson received two shots on goal. The veteran has lost his clean sheet in the 87th, when Patrick Mullins has saved the honor of Torontonians.
In the quarter-finals, the NYCFC will face the winner of the duel between the Timbers of Portland and the CF Cincinnati. This clash will be held on Tuesday evening.