Tajouri-Shradi’s Brace & Golazo Lead NYCFC Past Toronto

NYCFC. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi
NYCFC's Ismael Tajouri-Shradi celebrates scoring his second goal of the day against Toronto. Photo: Nick Turchiaro, USA Today Sports

Twenty-four games into the season and few would have predicted that Ismael Tajouri-Shradi would be New York City FC’s leading goal scorer.

But his two goals on Sunday north of the border against defending MLS champion Toronto FC were key to New York City’s 3-2 win, which allowed the Citizens to keep pace at the top of East Conference standings with Atlanta United FC and New York Red Bulls.

It was Tajouri-Shradi’s second of the game and 10th on the season that was an eye-catcher but also allowed New York City to walk away with all three points.