The two worst records in the league clash in Pennsylvania this weekend with each side eager to continue positive form under new coaches.
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-1-1): MacMath; Williams, Valdes, Okugo, G. Farfan; Daniel, Carroll, Gomez, Adu; M. Farfan; McInerney.
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.
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.