NYCFC Eliminates Toronto FC 3-1 in MLS is Back Tourney
KISSIMMEE, FL – NYCFC was all over Toronto FC and eliminated the Reds with a 3-1 win in the MLS is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complet in Disney World.
New York Got goals from Jesus Medina, Valentin Castellanos and Maxi Moralez on Sunday night before giving up a goal by Toronto’s Patrick Mullin off of a Jozy Altodore set up pass in the 87th minute.
Medina got NYCFC going in the 5th minute of the contest, slipping into space after TFC failed to clear a free kick from Ronald Matarrita and cashing home the opener off a feed from Anton Tinnerholm.
Castellanos would find NYCFC’s second in the 55th minute, when Moralez found him with a nifty no-look pass and allowing the 21-year-old to beat Westberg with a shot to the far post to make it 2-0, before Moralez then added his first of the season in the 81st minute.
The victory moves the Cityzens through to the tournament quarterfinals, where they’ll take on the winner between the Portland Timbers and FC Cincinnati, who play on Tuesday (10:30 pm ET)