It’s go time for NYC FC. After losing to Toronto FC in the first leg of the MLS Playoff Semifinals, New York needs to win big if they want to survive! Can they do it? Don’t miss out on this game – click to watch!
Nobody will be singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” during this Nov. 6 match at Yankee Stadium in the Big Apple. Instead, fans of the New York City Football Club will be chanting for their squad to put away Toronto FC in an epic conclusion of the MLS Semifinals. This “go big or go home” game is set for 6:30 PM ET so fans better get ready to watch every kick, block and goaaaaaaal!
Sports fans can see this epic finale of this Conference Semifinal courtesy of Fox Sports official live stream (after entering in their cable info.) CLICK HERE TO WATCH NYC FC VS. TORONTO FC LIVE STREAM
Toronto FC (aka The Reds) went up 2-0 over NYC in the first leg of the semifinals. In order for the New York side to advance over their Canadian opponents, they need to try and keep Toronto scoreless while netting at least three. Toronto managed to get this leg-up on their opponents after scoring two late goals in the first meeting, according to ESPN.
The result has put NYC FC manager Patrick Vieria, 40, under fire. During this first match, he benched Frank Lampard, 38, at the start of the game while subbing David Villa, 34, out for Khiry Shelton, 23. Despite these efforts, NYC remained scoreless. Even after all the criticism, Patrick is standing by his choices.
“I make the decision to choose players, to a different system and this is your job to tell me if I was right or wrong,” he told reporters on Nov. 3. “You judge by the result and I have a different perception of that. I think if I had to do it, I would make the same call again.”
This “no regrets” attitude was shared by David Villa, who avoided suspension after an incident during the game with Toronto. David appeared to kick at Toronto’s Armando Cooper, 28. Neither were given a yellow card, which left TFC Manager Greg Vanney, 42, seeing red. “For me, it was pretty blatant,” he said, per ESPN. “I saw it from the second it happened, I’ve seen a replay of it again. It’s just not something that is acceptable really in the league.”
The best revenge may be elimination, as Toronto is poised to advance to the Conference finals. HollywoodLifers, do you think they’ll do it? Or do you think NYC FC will rebound and survive?