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MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Colorado Rapids

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Both teams look to bounce back after heavy defeats to Mexican opposition in the CONCACAF Champions League this week.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Eckersley, Iro, Harden, Morgan; Frings, de Guzman, Avila; Soolsma, Johnson, Koevermans.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); MF Joao Plata (L hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: DF Demitrius Omphroy (R knee swelling)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Stefan Frei (quadriceps contusion); MF Matt Stinson (R metacarpal fracture)

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Wynne, Moor; Mullan, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Thompson; Nyassi, Folan.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (R knee arthroscopic surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain / R calf strain)

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both these teams lost to Mexican opposition in the CONCACAF Champions League this week. Toronto fell 4-0 at Pumas on Wednesday, and Colorado lost 4-1 at home against Santos Laguna on Tuesday.
  • In its most recent league match, TFC won 4-2 at Columbus, its first ever win against the Crew.

  • Colorado lost 1-0 at the Galaxy last Friday in its last MLS match.

  • Toronto made a deal before Thursday's roster freeze, acquiring 22-year old defender Kyle Davies from the LA Galaxy in exchange for defender Dasan Robinson.
  • Colorado signed 29-year-old Guadeloupe international defender Miguel Comminges last week, and he made his debut against Santos.
  • Toronto FC forward Joao Plata is expected to miss three weeks with a strained hamstring.

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