• This will be the seventh ever meeting between the two teams. Toronto’s 2-0 win last Sunday was their first ever victory over NYCFC in MLS play. There have been an average of 4.6 goals in the previous three games the two teams have played at Yankee Stadium, including a 4-4 draw on July 12th, 2015 that saw Sebastian Giovinco grab a hat trick.
  • This will be NYCFC’s first-ever home playoff game. They finished the MLS season unbeaten in their last eight home matches (7W-1D), although only three of those eight score lines would see them advance in 90 minutes on Sunday. NYCFC have only kept five home clean sheets in franchise MLS history (34 total games).
  • Toronto’s only road MLS playoff game in franchise history is a 0-3 loss to Montreal on October 29th, 2015. They finished the 2016 MLS season with five unbeaten road games (3W-2D). Toronto was 6W-6L-5D on the road in MLS play this year, and only one of the six score lines in the losses would see Toronto eliminated in 90 minutes on Sunday.
  • NYCFC completed just 254 passes on Sunday in Toronto, their third-lowest number of completed passes they’ve had in a game all year. City averages 356.6 passes completed per game this year, the fourth-highest total in the league.
  • Michael Bradley had 10 tackles against NYCFC last Sunday, the Toronto season-high for an individual player in a single game. Only six MLS players have had 10-or-more tackles in a game this season.