New York City FC will meet the Portland Timbers in the MLS is Back Tournament quarterfinals.

NYCFC will return to action for on Saturday, August 1 to meet Portland after the Timbers booked the final spot in the last eight thanks to a penalty shootout victory over FC Cincinnati.

Ronny Deila’s NYCFC enter the quarterfinal fresh from overcoming Toronto FC 3-1 in an emphatic Round of 16 performance.

Speaking on ESPN’s halftime show during the penultimate Round of 16 match, Deila said he felt his side had turned a corner after defeating Inter Miami and TFC in back-to-back games.

Deila told Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman: “I think we had a hard start in the tournament but we’ve turned it around and had a really good game two days ago.

“We are on our way and I think it was very good for everyone to get a good performance and also to score some more goals.”

Sezione: Focus / Data: Mer 29 luglio 2020 alle 08:05 / Fonte:
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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