Preview: Toronto FC - AS Roma
The Italian giant makes its first ever trip to BMO Field as it continues to prepare for the upcoming Serie A season.
By Rudi Schuller
|Toronto FC (4-4-2): Bendik; Eckersley, Caldwell, Henry, Morgan; Lambe, Osorio, Laba, Convey; Brockie, Wiedeman
GOALKEEPERS: Frei, Roberts
DEFENDERS: Richter, Thomas, Elmer, Agbossoumonde, Bloom
MIDFIELDERS: Hall, Russell, Welshman, Bekker, Rey
FORWARDS: Braun, Koevermans, Earnshaw
|Roma (4-2-3-1): De Sanctis; Maicon, Burdisso, Benatia, Balzaretti; Bradley, De Rossi; Lamela, Totti, Pjanic; Osvaldo.
GOALKEEPERS: Lobont, Skorupski
DEFENDERS: Castán, Crescenzi, Dodo, Jedvaj, Romagnoli, Torosidis
MIDFIELDERS: Florenzi, Marquinho, Strootman, Taddei, Verre
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- This will be the first time Toronto FC plays a Serie A opponent. It has previously hosted friendlies against clubs from England, Spain, Argentina and Mexico.
- Roma kicked off its preseason preparations against the MLS All-Stars last week in Kansas City, with the Italian side winning 3-1. After playing against TFC, Roma will wrap its North American tour on Aug. 10 in Washington D.C. versus Chelsea.
- Roma's American midfielder Michael Bradley started his career in MLS, playing one season for the New York MetroStars (now re-branded as the Red Bulls) in 2004-05. The club was coached by his father Bob (former U.S. boss and current head coach of Egypt). Bradley has 79 caps for the United States national team.
- TFC is coming off a two-game winning streak in league play, having defeated Columbus Crew and New England Revolution by one-goal each.
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Top 3 Predictions
Toronto FC 0-3 Roma
- 13.42 %
Toronto FC 1-4 Roma
- 12.2 %
Toronto FC 1-3 Roma
- 10.57 %
|Club Friendlies (FRC)||2013-08-07||Toronto FC 1 - Roma 4|
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