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NYCFC vs Toronto player ratings

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New York City FC player ratings are determined by Hudson River Blue readers — here are your NYCFC player ratings after the confident 3-0 dismantling of Toronto FC on a rainy Sunday afternoon in New Jersey.

Starting XI

Mounsef Bakrar (off 46′) – 6.0

It wasn’t the best game for NYCFC’s new striker. Mounsef Bakrar worked hard as always, and made the runs that created opportunities for himself and opened space for others, but he just couldn’t find the back of the net. Even worse, he elected to take the penalty awarded to NYCFC and made a mess of it. Baki slotted a low ball sorta down the middle with not a lot of power that the Toronto goalkeeper was able to deflect with his legs. 

Good thing NYCFC went on to end the day with a 3-0 win: Nobody but Baki will be haunted by that miss. Head coach Nick Cushing pulled him at the half ostensibly because of fatigue — true, this was the third game the striker started this week, but you can’t help but think that penalty had something to do with it.

Not to worry. Baki will likely be back in the lineup when NYCFC face Inter Messi on Saturday. FotMob gave the striker a 6.1.

Talles Magno – 7.6 

The 21-year-old was back in the Starting Lineup for the first time since July 5, and he repaid Cushing’s decision by posting his best performance of the season. Talles Magno was a complete player this afternoon: He created chances, made runs, carried the ball into the attacking third, tracked back, made recoveries, and was one of the engines that made this team so much fun to watch. 

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