Toronto FC 1 - 0 New York City

MLS Match
Saturday, March 7th, 2020, 3:00 PM at BMO Field, Toronto
Attendance: 26,171
Referee: Ted Unkel
Toronto FC  New York City

Ifunanyachi Achara (81)

Team Managers
Greg Vanney Ronny Deila

Starting Eleven
Quentin Westberg
Omar Gonzalez
Justin Morrow
Chris Mavinga
Alejandro Pozuelo
Erickson Gallardo
Mark Delgado
Jonathan Osorio
Ifunanyachi Achara
Jozy Altidore
Sean Johnson
Anton Tinnerholm
James Sands
Alexander Callens
Ronald Matarrita
Alexander Ring
Jesús Medina
Keaton Parks
Maximiliano Moralez
Alexandru Mitrita

Alex Bono
Laurent Ciman
Liam Fraser
Richie Laryea
Patrick Mullins
Ayo Akinola
Jayden Nelson
Brad Stuver
Sebastien Ibeagha
Joe Scally
Gary Mackay-Steven
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi
Gedion Zelalem
Valentín Castellanos

Richie Laryea for Erickson Gallardo (57)
Patrick Mullins for Ifunanyachi Achara (93)
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi -> Jesús Medina (72)
Valentín Castellanos -> Alexandru Mitrita (72)
Gary Mackay-Steven -> Maximiliano Moralez (80)

Auro (87)
Alexander Ring (22)
James Sands (35)
Keaton Parks (69)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Quentin Westberg (GK) 34 apps -
Chris Mavinga 88 apps -
Justin Morrow 216 apps17 goals
Omar Gonzalez 18 apps1 goal
Auro 60 apps -
Jonathan Osorio 246 apps41 goals
Mark Delgado 170 apps14 goals
Alejandro Pozuelo 38 apps15 goals
Erickson Gallardo 9 apps -
Ifunanyachi Achara 1 app (debut)1 goal
Jozy Altidore 141 apps72 goals
Richie Laryea (sub) 30 apps3 goals
Patrick Mullins (sub) 17 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ifunanyachi Achara (22 years 165 days)
Oldest Player:Quentin Westberg (33 years 325 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 7 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jayden Nelson (17 years 167 days)
Oldest Player:Laurent Ciman (34 years 223 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 283 days

First Team Debuts
Ifunanyachi Achara(Signed February 21st, 2020)

Ifunanyachi Achara scored his first goal for the Club.

Ifunanyachi Achara scored a late goal on his debut, as Toronto FC won by the narrowest of margins against New York City FC at BMO Field in Week 2.

Sean Johnson the NYCFC keeper made 8 saves in the game to keep his side in it and VAR also saved the light blues blushes on two occasions, first ruling an Achara goal in 11 minutes as offside and then allowing ref Ted Unkel to wave away TFC claims for a penalty. Achara had the last laugh however and got on the end of a rebound from a Jozy Altidore shot in 81 minutes to seal victory for the reds.

Match report written by Scotty

Photography by Toronto FC


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