New York City FC vs. Toronto FC MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 3/13/16
Toronto FC (1-0-0) vs. New York City FC (1-0-0)
MLS Soccer: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Yankee Stadium)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN2, MLS LIVE, SN1
The New York City FC and Toronto FC square off Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
The New York City FC look to build on their impressive 4-3 victory over the Chicago Fire. New York City FC was super aggressive on the offensive end with 20 shot attempts and managing to get 10 of those shots on target. New York City FC has to be very excited about the offense this season after scoring three goals within the first 40 minutes. Mix Diskerud leads New York with one goal, Khiry Shelton has one assist and Tony Taylor has three shots. Defensively, Josh Saunders has come away with six saves on nine shots faced. The New York City FC have won four of their last seven regular season home games.
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The Toronto FC dominated the New York Red Bulls in a 2-0 win during their season opener. In the victory, Toronto FC allowed just one shot on target despite controlling the ball just 37 percent of the time. If Toronto FC can continue to play defense at that level, this club will have no problem making playoffs in back-to-back seasons. Sebastian Giovinco leads Toronto with one goal, Marky Delgado has two shots and Tsubasa Endoh has two shots. Defensively, Clint Irwin has come away with one save on one shot faced. The Toronto FC have lost five of their last six regular season road games.
New York City FC is 2-0-1 in three matches against Toronto FC, which includes a 2-0 victory in September. Toronto FC has been shutout twice by New York City FC. New York City has outscored Toronto FC 8-4 in the previous three meetings.
Despite how Toronto FC looked in its season opener, the history between these teams doesn’t favor the Canadian team. Also, New York is pretty good on its home field. I have to back the home team in this one.