If there first match was anti-soccer, the rematch of Toronto FC and New York City FC was anti-defending. A 4-4 draw between the two teams had more twist and turns than a roller coaster as no lead was safe. The match also saw four penalties, two for each team, only half of which had goals attached to them. In the end both teams will likely be content with a point, even if both could have had more. The draw brings Toronto to 7-7-3 on the season.
In the battle of designated players, Sebastian Giovinco came out on top with a brilliant first half hattrick. David Villa replied with a brace for New York while Patrick Mullins and a Damien Perquis constituted the other two goals. Marky Delgado scored his first MLS goal to give Toronto the tie, set up by Giovinco of course.
Full analysis of the insanity will be up shortly. Until then, take a deep breath and get some fresh air. Also enjoy these three spectacular goals from Toronto FC's number 10.
NYC- Villa 17'
NYC- Perquis (OG)
TFC- Giovinco (PK) 34'
TFC- Giovinco (Jackson, Warner) 40'
TFC- Giovinco (Findley, Delgado) 43'
NYC- Villa (PK) 65'
TFC- Delgado (Giovinco) 82'
NYC- Mullins 84'
TFC- Hagglund (Caution) 26'
NYC- Iraola (Caution) 60'
TFC- Warner (Caution) 62'
NYC- Baulouchy (Caution) 66'
TFC- Morrow (Caution) 90'
Toronto FC: 7-7-2 (23 pts)
NYCFC: 5-8-5 (20 pts)
Toronto FC- Konopka, Morrow, Perquis (Zavaleta 76'), Hagglund, Lovitz, Warner, Delgado, Jackson (Creavalle 83'), Cheyrou, Findley, Giovinco
Subs: Bendik, Chapman, Moore, Hamilton
New York City FC- Saunders, Iraola, Watson-Siriboe (Angelino 46'), Facey, Wingert, Grabavoy, Jacobson, Ballouchy (Alvarez 76'), McNamara (Poku 67'), Mullins, Villa
Subs: Meara, Brovsky, Allen, Nemec