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Toronto FC rallies to tie New York City FC 2-2

August 8, 2021 GMT
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) reacts as New York City players celebrate a goal by Santiago Rodriguez (42) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Toronto. (Chris Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) reacts as New York City players celebrate a goal by Santiago Rodriguez (42) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Toronto. (Chris Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) reacts as New York City players celebrate a goal by Santiago Rodriguez (42) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Toronto. (Chris Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) reacts as New York City players celebrate a goal by Santiago Rodriguez (42) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Toronto. (Chris Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) reacts as New York City players celebrate a goal by Santiago Rodriguez (42) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Toronto. (Chris Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Richie Laryea and Alejandro Pozuelo scored in the second half to help Toronto FC tie New York City FC 2-2 on Saturday night.

Santiago Rodriguez and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored for New York City (8-5-4) in the first half.

Toronto interim coach Javier Perez replaced captain Michel Bradley and star striker Jozy Altidore with Ralph Priso and Ifunanyachi Achara to open the second half. The 34-year-old Bradley had played every minute of the previous 17 games.

The moves gave Toronto (3-9-6) an immediate boost, with Laryea scoring in the 49th minute and Achara setting up Pozuelo in the 55th. Priso, who turned 19 last week, played a key part in both goals.

NYFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson had to make a point-blank save on substitute Nick De Leon to preserve the tie.