MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Philadelphia Union
TFC is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, while Philadelphia is only virtually eliminated from the playoffs.
By Keith Hickey
|Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Hall, Eckersley, O'Dea, Emory; Wiedeman, Maund, Silva, Lambe; Johnson, Hassli.
OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); DF Ty Harden (lower abdominal strain); MF Torsten Frings (L hip)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Eric Hassli (rib contusion); DF Doneil Henry (L knee tendinosis)
|Philadelphia Union (4-3-3): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Valdes, Gaddis; Adu, Carrol, Lahoud; M. Farfan, McInerney, Cruz.
OUT: FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Gabriel Farfan (L big toe sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Toronto FC defender Ashtone Morgan is suspended for this match.
- The Union saw their winless streak stretched to six games in a scoreless draw with the New England Revolution on Sept. 2.
- By losing 2-1 to Chicago on Wednesday, Toronto became the first team mathematically eliminated from the 2012 playoffs. The Reds have never managed to secure a postseason MLS berth.
- Toronto's first win this season, to snap a record-setting nine-game losing steak was a 1-0 victory over Philadelphia on May 26. Philadelphia responded with a 3-0 win at PPL Park on July 8.
- Toronto FC has scored the opening goal on only seven occasions this year, the fewest in MLS.
Top 3 Predictions
Toronto FC 1-3 Philadelphia Union
- 33.33 %
Toronto FC 8-1 Philadelphia Union
- 16.67 %
Toronto FC 4-0 Philadelphia Union
- 16.67 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 13, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 15, 2012||Toronto FC 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 8, 2012||Philadelphia Union 3 - Toronto FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 26, 2012||Toronto FC 1 - Philadelphia Union 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 15, 2011||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 1|
|May 18, 2013||Toronto FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Toronto FC 1||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||Colorado Rapids 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|May 1, 2013||Montreal Impact 6 - Toronto FC 0||NCC|
|Apr 27, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|May 18, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 0||MLS|
|May 15, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 4||MLS|
|May 11, 2013||Chicago Fire 0 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||Philadelphia Union 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Apr 27, 2013||New England Revolution 2 - Philadelphia Union 0||MLS|
|-||Frederick Michael George Hall||Goalkeeper|
|-||Carlos Enrique Valdes||Defender|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed