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Can the Reds keep their seven-game unbeaten streak alive in the Bronx?

SOCCER: MAR 29 MLS - New York City FC at Toronto FC
Auro (96) of Toronto FC runs with the ball during an MLS regular season match between Toronto FC and New York City FC
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Game Thread

FT - Points be split. I be meh.

95’ - Blood sweat and tears? It’s our foul - it’s their foul - it’s a PK ? It’s ... nothing.

90’ - So many chances!!!! We’re gonna get 4 minutes of stoppage.

87’ - Great hold up play by Jozy but Benezet misses.

84’ - Yellow Cards issued to NYCFC Castelano and TFC Benezet.

81’ - Poz doesn’t get enough on a strike.

77’ - Poz steps up - denied.

76’ - It’s. A. Penalty.

73’ - Could it be? A Penalty? VAR Time.

71’ - Poz misses a sitter.

70’ - Mitrita comes within inches of a go ahead goal.

61’ - NYC SUBSTITUTION - Shradi on for Rocha.

59’ - Endoh cuts in and takes a nice shot. Nada. Earns a corner. Nada.

55’ - Two close calls for Josmer there.

54’ - TORONTO SUBSTITUTION - DeLeon off - Morgan on.

48’ - Benezet pounces on a loose ball but sends it high and wide.

46’ - We’re back for the 2nd half.

45’ + 1’ - HT - it’s all even with everything to play for.

41’ - TORONTO SUBSTITUTION - Gallardo for Endoh.

39’ - GOAL! TFC 1 - 1 NYCFC Pozuelo steps up and converts - it’s all even !

37’ - And Jozy draws a penalty - Paneka? Also Tinterholm shown a yellow!

35’ - Jozy caught offside.

24’ - Yellow Card issued to Alex Ring (NYCFC)

21’ - Not sure what’s happening on the pitch - but our A&W order arrived.

10’ - Jozy goes down - TFC gets a FK but Poz sends it into space.

9’ - Josmer just a hair offside there

5’ - GOAL! TFC 0 - 1 NYCFC. Well farts. TFC concedes a free kick just outside the box Mitrita converts and it’s 1-0.

1’ - And we’re off. And playing with actual wingers - on the turbo pitch - gonna be fun methinks.

7:00PM - Luke and Terry on the 1s & 2s.

6:51PM - Wondering if we’re wearing red or white tonight.

6:30PM - Not sure if we care but I’ve arrived at my friends house and there’s beer.

Lineups


Preview

Unbeaten in their last seven matches in all competitions, Toronto FC will take on Eastern Conference leaders — and the hottest team in Major League Soccer — New York City FC Wednesday night in the Bronx.

For irony sake, the last time TFC found themselves on the losing side of a match was on August 3, in New York, against the Red Bulls — a frustrating 2-0 defeat. Since then, they’ve strung together five straight MLS league performances without a loss, capped off by Saturday’s impressive 5-1 thumping of expansion side Cincinnati FC.

The home team has only lost one time this season at Yankee Stadium, a 1-0 defeat to the Portland Timbers on July 7, and enters Wednesday night’s game winners of five-in-a-row. Their most recent win came at the expense of the New England Revolution, Saturday at home: a controversial 2-1 result which saw two VAR decisions go the way of the Boys in Blue.

If Toronto FC were going to play NYCFC during this hot stretch, there isn’t a much better time than now, as the Eastern Conference leaders will be without seven players on Wednesday, including Maxi Moralez who’s suspended for today’s match.

The Reds, meanwhile, are expected to have a healthy Jozy Altidore, while Justin Morrow and Chris Mavinga are listed as questionable.

Jeffrey P. Nesker has you for today’s match thread, as we hope to see the Reds steal three points tonight. Make sure to get your predictions in for our Prediction League by kickoff if you haven’t already!


How to watch

Time: 7:00 PM
Television: TSN 4/5
Radio: TSN 1050