MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Chicago Fire
Toronto FC continues its desperate search for its first points of the season against a Chicago team welcoming Chris Rolfe back in the fold.
By Keith Hickey
|Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Eckersley, Cann, Aceval, Morgan; Dunfield, de Guzman, Silva; Soolsma, Plata, Johnson.
OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); DF Jeremy Hall (sports hernia surgery recovery); GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); MF Nick Soolsma (L hamstring strain)
PROBABLE: MF Torsten Frings (R hamstring strain)
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Friedrich, Anibaba, Segares; Pardo, Pause, Pappa, Grazzini; Rolfe, Oduro.
OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus tear)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Toronto is the only team in MLS yet to record a single point this season. The Reds' -8 goal difference is tied for worst in the league.
- This is the first time in Toronto's history that it has lost five consecutive games.
- Viewers should plan for a low-scoring game. TFC has found the net twice this season, the fewest of any MLS team this season, and Chicago is tied for second-lowest, having scored three.
- The Reds will be glad to have this game at home, since they have never beaten Chicago at Toyota Park.
- Forward Chris Rolfe could play his first game for Chicago since 2009. He spent two seasons playing for Danish team AaB.
Top 3 Predictions
Toronto FC 2-1 Chicago Fire
- 16.13 %
Toronto FC 1-2 Chicago Fire
- 16.13 %
Toronto FC 0-2 Chicago Fire
- 16.13 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 12, 2012||Toronto FC 1 - Chicago Fire 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 4, 2012||Chicago Fire 2 - Toronto FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 21, 2012||Toronto FC 2 - Chicago Fire 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 21, 2011||Chicago Fire 2 - Toronto FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 14, 2011||Toronto FC 2 - Chicago Fire 2|
|Jun 15, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Toronto FC 2||MLS|
|Jun 1, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|May 25, 2013||New England Revolution 2 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|May 18, 2013||Toronto FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Toronto FC 1||MLS|
|-||Julian De Guzman||Defender|
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