The first Trillium Cup meeting of the season finds both participants languishing outside the playoff spots.
|Toronto (4-4-1-1): Bendik; Richter, Henry, O'Dea, Emory; Lambe, Hall, Laba, Silva; Ephraim; Earnshaw.
OUT: Danny Koevermans (L ACL repair), Terry Dunfield (L knee sprain), Richard Eckersley (L hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: Justin Braun (L ankle sprain)
|Columbus (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, Sanchez, Tchani, Gaven; Higuain, Arrieta.
OUT: Agustin Viana (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Danny O’Rourke (L ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These two bitter rivals contest the Trillium Cup rivalry trophy. Columbus is the current holder, having won the cup in four of the five years it has existed.
- Columbus has yet to beat a Canadian team this season. It lost 2-1 to Vancouver and drew 1-1 with Montreal.
- Toronto FC has taken just 96 shots this season, the fewest in MLS.
- These teams met three times last year. The Crew claimed all three meetings -- 1-0, 2-1, and 2-1.
- Toronto acquired former U.S. international Bobby Convey in a trade with Sporting KC on Thursday.