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Pozuelo scores twice, Toronto advances to conference final

NEW YORK (AP) Alejandro Pozuelo converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute for his second goal of the game and Toronto FC beat top-seeded New York City FC 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Playing without striker Jozy Altidore (quad) and defender Omar Gonzalez (hamstring), Toronto advanced to face the winner of Philadelphia-Atlanta game Thursday night on Oct. 30 for a spot in the MLS Cup. It's Toronto's third Eastern Conference final in the last four seasons.

Pozuelo scored in the 47th by intercepting an ill-advised header to the goalkeeper and sliding it inside the post. On the winner, he sent Sean Johnson diving the wrong way with a chip shot down the middle. (MORE)

New York City FC Leaders
G: A. Héber15
Ast: M. Moralez19
PKG: M. Moralez4
YC: A. Ring12
RC: R. Matarrita1
GAA: B. Stuver1.20
CS: S. Johnson7
New York City FC Team Stats (Rank)
Goals: 63 (2)
Goals Allowed: 42 (21)
Penalty Kick Goals: 5 (10)
Shots: 513 (4)
Shots on Goal: 196 (3)
Yellow Cards: 79 (24)
Red Cards: 1 (5)
Results
DateOppFinal
8/24NYC-NYW 2-1
8/31VAN-NYCW 3-1
9/7NYC-NEW 2-1
9/11NYC-TORT 1-1
9/14NYC-SJW 2-1
9/22DAL-NYCT 1-1
9/25NYC-ATLW 4-1
9/29NE-NYCL 0-2
10/6PHI-NYCW 2-1
10/23NYC-TORL 1-2
Transfers
DatePlayerFromToType
12/31E. OforiNYCSGTLoan
1/20K. ParksBENNYCLoan
7/9G. Mackay-StevenABRNYCTransfer
7/1G. Mackay-StevenABRNYCTransfer
1/26J. TorresLOKNYCTransfer
2/4A. MitritaCRANYCTransfer
Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
No recent injuries

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