David Villa played chief villain as New York City FC came in and roughed up Toronto FC and will go home with a 2-0 victory. In a match full of physicality Toronto FC couldn't fight through a number of vicious challenges as New York essentially bullied their way to victory. It was an effective strategy as it limited the creativity of Toronto FC and they couldn't handle their frustration. The loss puts them back at .500 on 6-6-1 on the season.
Villa had both goals, one off of a controversial penalty, to lead the blue side of New York to victory. Josh Saunders had the clean sheet at was the best player in the match, stopping a number of Toronto FC chances.
Further analysis of the match will be up shortly, until then there isn't much to watch or celebrate about this match. How about we all forget this and get prepped for the World Cup knockouts tomorrow.
NYC- Villa (PEN) 8'
NYC- Villa (Ballouchy, McNamara) 58'
TFC- Giovinco (Caution) 20'
NYC- Chris Wingert (Caution) 35'
TFC- Morgan (Caution) 45'+1
NYC- Hernandez (Caution) 60'
NYC- Saunders (Caution) 65'
NYC- Poku (Caution) 81'
NYC- Facey (Caution) 84'
TFC- Altidore (Caution) 87'
Toronto FC: 6-6-1 (19 pts)
New York: 4-7-5 (17 pts)
TFC- Konopka, Perquis, Zavaleta, Morrow, Morgan (Findley 83'), Osorio, Bradley, Cheyrou, Warner (Jackson 77'), Giovinco, Moore (Altidore 58')
Subs: Bendik, Hagglund, Creavalle, Chapman,
NYC- Saunders, Hernandez, Allen, Wingert, Facey, Jacobson, Grabavoy, Diskerud, Ballouchy (Poku 67'), McNamara (Alvarez 80'), Villa
Subs: Johansen, Brovsky, Watson-Siriboe, Nemec, Mullins