MLS Preview: D.C. United - Toronto FC
The two worst teams in Major League Soccer meet, each looking to improve on their paltry records.
By Keith Hickey
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Riley, White, Woolard, Korb; De Leon, Kitchen, Thorrington, Porter; De Rosario, Pontius.
OUT: Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), Marcelo Saragosa (R knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Raphael Augusto (R calf strain), Dejan Jakovic (L groin strain), Lionard Pajoy (R hip flexor strain), Alam Syamsir (L hamstring strain)
|Toronto FC (4-4-2): Bendik; Richter, Caldwell, O'Dea, Morgan; Osorio, Laba, Hall, Lambe; Earnshaw, Silva.||
OUT: Richard Eckersley (L hamstring), Stefan Frei (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Justin Braun (L ankle sprain), Terry Dunfield (L knee sprain), Logan Emory (R ankle sprain), Danny Koevermans (L ACL repair), Darel Russell (R hamstring strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Toronto and D.C. are the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference and all of Major League Soccer right now, with eight and six points, respectively. They are the only teams yet to break the double-digit point barrier.
- Despite poor regular season form, D.C. has found some success in the U.S. Open Cup. The red and black defeated the Philadelphia Union 3-1, courtesy of a Dwayne De Rosario hat trick, to advance to the quarterfinals.
- D.C. United has not scored an MLS goal in its last 290 minutes of play.
- Toronto's 1-1 draw against Philadelphia on June 1 ended a seven-match losing run in all competitions.
- Toronto's Doneil Henry will miss this match through suspension.
Top 3 Predictions
D.C. United 2-1 Toronto FC
- 35.71 %
D.C. United 2-0 Toronto FC
- 7.14 %
D.C. United 0-1 Toronto FC
- 7.14 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 28, 2013||Toronto FC 4 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 24, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Toronto FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 15, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Toronto FC 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 6, 2012||Toronto FC 0 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 19, 2012||D.C. United 3 - Toronto FC 1|
|Oct 27, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Oct 18, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - D.C. United 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 4, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 1, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Real Salt Lake 0||OC|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
Times In EDT
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