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SBI MLS Team of the Week: New York City FC


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Following a disapointing collapse midweek against the crosstown New York Cosmos that saw New York City FC play 120 minutes, few observers expected the expansion club to travel to BMO Field and present a challenge to a Toronto FC team that featured all three of its Designated Players.

NYCFC did more than present a challenge, defeating Toronto FC, 2-0, to win its third straight game while also snagging honors as SBI’s MLS Team of the Week.

Led by a David Villa brace, NYCFC traveled north of the border and put together a solid performance. While Villa did the scoring up top, goalkeeper Josh Saunders provided a series of spectacular saves and the entire defensive unit combined to neutralize the always-dangerous Sebastian Giovinco.

NYCFC beat out the LA Galaxy, D.C. United and Vancouver Whitecaps for this week’s SBI MLS Team of the Week nod.

What did you think of NYCFC’s performance vs. Toronto FC? Agree that the expansion club was the best this weekend? What other teams impressed you?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. SBI reserves the right to award the Team of The Week award, to the Team of The Weekend, or… a team of our picking that was probably/possibly in the top three teams of the weekend. Is that clear to everyone now?

  2. Seems strange to pick a team that won one game and lost one game as the team of the week. RSL, DC, LA, Portland, and San Jose all won both their games. Granted, the midweek games were in the US Open Cup, and all except Portland won that game against lower division teams, but it still seems like they would all be more deserving than NYCFC, which couldn’t win that midweek game.


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