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October 1, 2011 7:35 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 20132‎

MLS Preview: Toronto FC - New York Red Bulls

New York travels to Canada looking to bolster its playoff position. Rafa Marquez will be eligible for selection after serving a one-game suspension last weekend.

By Seth Vertelney

Rafa Marquez, New York Red Bulls
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Toronto FC (4-3-3): Frei; Eckersley, Harden, Iro, Morgan; Dunfield, de Guzman, Avila; Soolsma, Koevermans, Johnson.


OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Demitrius Omphroy (R knee swelling); MF Joao Plata (L hamstring strain); MF Oscar Cordon (R hip flexor)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Rost; Solli, Marquez, Ream, Miller; Richards, McCarty, Tainio, Lindpere; Rodgers, Henry.


OUT: DF Chris Albright (R calf strain); MF Sacir Hot (R knee surgery); MF Carl Robinson (R knee contusion)

  • With Rafa Marquez suspended, the Red Bulls scored a huge win last weekend, defeating Portland 2-0 at home.

  • Toronto earned a point in the CONCACAF Champions League midweek, drawing 1-1 with Mexican side Pumas.
  • New York is currently holding on to the 10th and final playoff spot, just one point ahead of D.C. United and two ahead of Portland.
  • TFC's playoff hopes took a big hit last weekend, as it lost 3-0 at Chivas USA. It now sits nine points back of New York for the final spot.
  • The Red Bulls saw six players called up for the upcoming FIFA international date: Tim Ream (United States), Rafa Márquez (Mexico), Roy Miller (Costa Rica), Dane Richards (Jamaica), Juan Agudelo (United States) and Bouna Coundoul (Senegal).
  • TFC still carries the league's worst goal differential at -23.

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