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CONCACAF Champions League

  • March 28, 2012
  • • 20:00
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 18950
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CCL Preview: Toronto FC - Santos Laguna

CCL Preview: Toronto FC - Santos Laguna

Otto Greule Jr

Toronto, missing two key defensive cogs, enters the CCL semifinal round having conceded six goals in the last two MLS matches. Santos, meanwhile, hasn't lost since February.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Morgan, Aceval, Harden, Eckersley; Silva, da Guzman, Dunfield; Johnson, Koevermans, Plata.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); DF Jeremy Hall (sports hernia surgery recovery); MF Torsten Frings (R hamstring strain); GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery)
Santos Laguna (4-4-2): Sanchez; Baloy, Galindo, Estrada, Mares; Luduena, Rodriguez, Crosas, H. Gomez; Peralta, Suarez.



DID YOU KNOW?
  • Santos enters the game in roaring form, having won four in a row in the league. Most recently it bumped off Seattle Sounders FC in the CCL with an impressive 7-2 aggregate score.
  • American Herculez Gomez has eight goals in the past six matches in all competitions.
  • Toronto has lost both MLS matches since qualifying for the CCL semifinals. Both Seattle and San Jose put three goals past TFC's defense.
  • TFC coach Aron Winter also has to contend with crucial injuries. Designated Player Torsten Frings (hamstring) will miss a month and starting goalkeeper Stefan Frei (broken leg) will sit out two months.
  • After this match (8 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer), the tie will head down to Torreón on April 4. The winner advances to the CCL final.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Toronto

Santos Laguna

Wins
0
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
Draw
Club Santos Laguna SAN
Club Santos Laguna Santos Laguna
23%
73%

Top 3 Predictions

Toronto FC TOR
1 - 3
Club Santos Laguna SAN
Toronto FC TOR
1 - 2
Club Santos Laguna SAN
Toronto FC TOR
2 - 1
Club Santos Laguna SAN

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