• This will be the sixth ever MLS meeting between the two sides. Toronto has never beaten NYCFC in five previous attempts in league play (2L-3D) and has conceded an average of 2.2 goals across the five matches. The two teams have played twice in Toronto, with City taking four points, including a 1-1 draw on May 18th of this year.
  • Toronto’s 3-1 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night was both their first home playoff game and their first ever playoff win. Across their last sixteen matches, they have only lost twice (9W-5D). They have won two consecutive home games and scored three goals in both matches.
  • This will be NYCFC’s first ever postseason match. They only lost three of their last twelve MLS games (6W-3D) though they conceded an average of 1.5 goals across those twelve games. City only have one win in their last seven MLS away games (4L-2D) and have only scored multiple goals in two of those matches.
  • NYCFC and Toronto both scored just four headed goals this year, tied with Portland and Houston for the fewest of any MLS team. City conceded 13 headed goals this year, the most of any MLS team.
  • NYCFC took seven total shots in their last visit to Toronto (a 1-1 tie on 5/18) their third lowest single game shots total of the entire season.