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  • July 8, 2012
  • • 4:10 PM
  • • Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: P. Ward
  • • Attendance: 18393
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Toronto FC

The two worst records in the league clash in Pennsylvania this weekend with each side eager to continue positive form under new coaches.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-4-1-1): MacMath; Williams, Valdes, Okugo, G. Farfan; Daniel, Carroll, Gomez, Adu; M. Farfan; McInerney.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Chandler Hoffman (L big toe fracture); FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms); DF Bakary Soumare (R knee meniscus recovery)

PROBABLE: DF Sheanon Williams (R big toe fracture recovery)
Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Hall, Emory, Eckersley, Morgan; Dunfield, Frings, Avila, Lambe; Koevermans, Johnson.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); DF Doneil Henry (illness)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); DF Ty Harden (R adductor strain); DF Adrian Cann (R knee sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • When these teams last met, both had different managers. Aron Winter's TFC beat Peter Nowak's Philly 1-0 thanks to a Danny Koevermans goal in the 88th minute.
  • Koevermans now has nine goals in nine starts this season. That total is tied for third in the goalscoring charts.
  • This match represents a basement tussle. Toronto (10 points from 16 games) and Philadelphia (14 points from 15 games) have the worst records in the league.
  • However, Toronto hasn't lost in five straight, enjoying a noticeable uptick in form under Paul Mariner. Philly has won three of the last four in all competitions under John Hackworth.
  • Philadelphia has scored seven goals in the last three MLS matches, after tallying only eight goals in the opening 12 games.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Philadelphia Union

Toronto

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
Draw
Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
33%
53%

Top 3 Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 2
Toronto FC TOR
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 3
Toronto FC TOR
Philadelphia Union PHI
2 - 1
Toronto FC TOR

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