MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Colorado Rapids
Both teams look to bounce back after heavy defeats to Mexican opposition in the CONCACAF Champions League this week.
By Seth Vertelney
Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Eckersley, Iro, Harden, Morgan; Frings, de Guzman, Avila; Soolsma, Johnson, Koevermans.
OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); MF Joao Plata (L hamstring strain)
DOUBTFUL: DF Demitrius Omphroy (R knee swelling)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Stefan Frei (quadriceps contusion); MF Matt Stinson (R metacarpal fracture)
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Wynne, Moor; Mullan, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Thompson; Nyassi, Folan.
OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (R knee arthroscopic surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain / R calf strain)
PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain)
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- Both these teams lost to Mexican opposition in the CONCACAF Champions League this week. Toronto fell 4-0 at Pumas on Wednesday, and Colorado lost 4-1 at home against Santos Laguna on Tuesday.
In its most recent league match, TFC won 4-2 at Columbus, its first ever win against the Crew.
Colorado lost 1-0 at the Galaxy last Friday in its last MLS match.
- Toronto made a deal before Thursday's roster freeze, acquiring 22-year old defender Kyle Davies from the LA Galaxy in exchange for defender Dasan Robinson.
- Colorado signed 29-year-old Guadeloupe international defender Miguel Comminges last week, and he made his debut against Santos.
- Toronto FC forward Joao Plata is expected to miss three weeks with a strained hamstring.
Top 3 Predictions
Toronto FC 2-2 Colorado Rapids
- 36.36 %
Toronto FC 1-1 Colorado Rapids
- 18.18 %
Toronto FC 2-1 Colorado Rapids
- 18.18 %
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|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 17, 2011||Toronto FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 22, 2011||Colorado Rapids 0 - Toronto FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 10, 2010||Toronto FC 1 - Colorado Rapids 0|
|Oct 26, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Chicago Fire 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Sep 28, 2013||Toronto FC 4 - D.C. United 1||MLS|
|Sep 21, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2||MLS|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1||MLS|