This is about Toronto but will directly affect NYCFC, perhaps. After all those road games to start the season, TFC has not really taken advantage of their home games to date. They’re only 2-1-3 including a tie this weekend against the same punchless Sounders team we just dominated in Seattle. Out of curiosity, I was looking at their upcoming schedule to see when they start making up the 4 game home gap they have and was surprised to see it is not until the very end of the season when they have their last 5 of 6 at home. As long as they stay close, that finish with 5 home games against RB, PHI, ORL, DC and CHI gives them an opportunity to make up lost ground, especially if they get healthier than they are now. Those 5 teams have a combined 4 away wins to date. They are terrible, terrible road teams.
TFC’s away game mixed in is at Montreal. Their last road game before this stretch is in Chicago on September 10. Right now we have a 7-point lead on Toronto (who has 2 extra games to play) and I would like to see that stay at least that large, if not increase, between now and September.
* PS and ETA: 2 of those teams’ 4 road wins are against NYCFC.