FT: It’s all over here in Toronto. Goals from Jozy Altidore, Alejandro Pozuelo and Ashtone Morgan see TFC pick up all three points.
86’ — BWP gets a yellow card.
76’ — Tsubasa Endoh is replaced by Chris Mavinga.
72’ — Toronto FC 3-1 New York Red Bulls — Ashtone Morgan! He chased the ball into the box and after a poor touch from the NYRB defender, calmly slots the ball into the back of the net.
69’ — NYRB substitution: the goalscorer Barlow is replaced by Daniel Royer.
69’ — Rzatkowski goes into the book.
65’ — NYRB substitution: Bezecourt comes off for Bradley Wright-Phillips.
64’ — Toronto FC 2-1 New York Red Bulls — Barlow scores for the Red Bulls. There were shouts for offside, but the referee allows it.
63’ — Alejandro Pozuelo looks to have been injured, and is replaced by Ashtone Morgan.
56’ — NYRB make their first change. Etienne Jr. comes on for Muyl.
55’ — Jonathan Osorio replaces Jacob Shaffelburg. Shaffelburg received a loud — and well-deserved — ovation from the fans.
51’ — Endoh gets a yellow card.
46’ — The second half has started.
Also, I am the reason TFC is winning 2-0 because I called it exactly.
HT — Toronto FC were definitely the best team in the first 45 minutes, and they take a 2-0 lead into halftime. The Red Bulls came close a few times, but Quentin Westberg and the backline have been pretty solid thus far.
32’ — Westberg with another HUGE stop!
26’ — Toronto FC 2-0 New York Red Bulls — Pozuelo scores from the spot!
24’ — Richie Laryea is brought down in the box and the referee gives a penalty. Kemar Lawrence gets a yellow card for the foul.
23’ — Michael Murillo goes into the book for a professional foul on Alejandro Pozuelo.
9’ — Quentin Westberg makes a nice save to keep the Red Bulls off the scoreboard.
6’ — Toronto FC 1-0 New York Red Bulls — JOZY ALTIDORE! WHAT A FLICK! WHAT A GOAL!
1’ — We’re underway at BMO Field!
New York Red Bulls:
Toronto FC finally return to BMO Field on Wednesday night for the first time since June 26th. They host the New York Red Bulls at 8 pm.
After an important result in Montreal, a 2-0 victory thanks to great finishes from Alejandro Pozuelo and Jozy Altidore, the Reds see themselves in a playoff spot entering play. They are a single point above Orlando City SC for the seventh and final spot, while the Red Bulls are again challenging at the top of the Eastern Conference. They sit a single point behind D.C. United for second place in the conference, but have a game in hand, so they can take second place with a win on Wednesday.
This will be the first match between the two sides this season, with the two clubs also meeting in a few weeks at Red Bull Arena.
New recruit Omar Gonzalez was excellent in his TFC debut on Saturday, and will surely get another start in this match, while TFC’s other new signing - Erickson Gallardo - wasn't in the 18 last time out.
I wasn't sure what to put for the song for this game thread, but whenever TFC play the New York Red Bulls, jokes about them actually being from New Jersey are a must. With that in mind, here's a song by Bruce Springsteen, who's from Long Branch, New Jersey.
Toronto FC: Drew Moor is listed as “questionable” with his hamstring strain, while Nick DeLeon is listed as having a groin injury, although there is no word on the severity of the injury or his availability for this game. Only time will tell.
New York Red Bulls: Midfielder Florian Valot is out with a torn ACL.
How to watch:
Match date/time: Wednesday, July 17th at 8 p.m. ET
TV channel: TSN 1/3/4/5,
Live stream: TSN GO, MLS Live
Radio: TSN 1050