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Notes & Quotes: New York City FC 3 - 1 Toronto FC

July 27, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New York City FC News Release


New York City FC 3 - 1 Toronto FC

Sunday, July 26, 2020

"MLS is Back Tournament" Round of 16

ESPN Wide World of Sports | Orlando, FL


New York City FC: Sean Johnson; Anton Tinnerholm, Maxime Chanot, Alexander Callens, Ronald Matarrita; James Sands, Alex Ring, Jesus Medina (84' Jesus Medina); Alexandru Mitriță (71' Héber), Valentin Castellanos (72' Gary Mackay-Steven), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (30' Maxi Moralez [84' Keaton Parks])

SUBS UNUSED: Luis Barraza, Gudmundur Thórarinsson, Sebastien Ibeagha, Joe Scally, Tony Rocha, Juan Pablo Torres, Justin Haak

Toronto FC: Quentin Westberg; Auro, Omar Gonzalez, Chris Mavinga, Richie Laryea (75' Jacob Shuffelburg); Michael Bradley, Marco Delgado (79' Patrick Mullins), Pablo Piatti (57' Jonathan Osorio), Nick DeLeon (57' Jozy Altidore), Jayden Nelson (57' Erickson Gallardo); Alejandro Pozuelo

SUBS UNUSED: Alex Bono, Laurent Ciman, Eriq Zavaleta, Tsubasa Endoh, Liam Fraser, Noble Okello, Griffin Dorsey


5' - NYC - Jesus Medina (Assisted By: Anton Tinnerholm)

55' - NYC - Valentin Castellanos (Assisted By: Maxi Moralez)

81' - NYC - Maxi Moralez (Assisted By: Héber, Gary Mackay-Steven)

87' - TFC - Patrick Mullins (Assisted By: Anton Tinnerholm)


12' - NYC - Alex Ring (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior)

15' - TFC - Omar Gonzalez (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior)

66' - NYC - James Sands (Yellow Card - Unsporting Behavior)

83' - TFC - Jonathan Osorio (Yellow Card - Dissent) QUOTES

NYCFC Head Coach Ronny Deila:

On putting together a complete game...

"It's a process. It's a different way from what they did last year. They have to understand what I want and I have to understand them. I think we're getting more and more together and today was great team spirt, organization and discipline. The boys really wanted to win and if you have that every game we can fight for titles."

On restricting Michael Bradley's play...

"That was important for us. He is very good football player. He is one of the best I've seen in the league...he's like a coach on the pitch. If he gets too much space we will have more trouble than we did today and the boys up front did a good job taking him out of the game."

On a week to prepare for Quarterfinal...

"We have to improve all the time. We have to keep on working and we have to be as prepared as we were today."

NYCFC Defender Alex Callens:

On 100th appearance for NYCFC...

"I'm very happy. I found out yesterday. I wasn't thinking about it, I was only thinking about this match. I got to 100 games with NYCFC because the team really took care of me. They supported me throughout the way...hopefully I can achieve 100 more games, but for now I'm going to keep training and give my best every single game."

On defensive partnership with Maxime Chanot...

"We have a lot of games together. We know each other very well and we have to be organized together to give the team more security and that's exactly what we did to today."

NYCFC Forward Valentin Castellanos:

On his goal...

"Strikers have to score. Today that's something I achieved that in the previous games I couldn't. My teammates and coaches know I always try to help and even if I don't score, I help in any way I can...I scored today and it's going to give me and the whole team a lot of trust for the next game."

On importance of having Maxi Moralez back on the field...

"I think he's an important player on and off the pitch. We know the kind of quality he has and what he gives the team like assists and goals. He showed those things today. We like to play together and we know each other very well."

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