Achara scores in MLS debut, Toronto beats NYCFC 1-0
New York City FC midfielder Maximiliano Moralez appaluds his teammates as he leaves the field for a substitution during the second half against San Carlos in the second leg of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Posted at 7:58 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated2020-03-07 19:58:19-05
TORONTO — Nigerian rookie Ifunanyachi Achara scored in the 81st minute in his MLS debut to give Toronto FC a 1-0 victory over New York City FC on Saturday.
Alejandro Pozuelo swept the ball wide to Richie Laryea, whose cross deflected off defender Ronald Mataritta to the far corner of the goal for Achara to head it in.
Coach Greg Vanney reached 100th victories for Toronto FC in all competitions.
Toronto (1-0-1) had a goal by Achara and potential penalty waved off by video review in the first half.
NYCFC dropped to 0-2-0.
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