After picking up its second win of the season, Toronto FC's new-found confidence will be tested against high-flying New York.
|Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Hall, Eckersley, Henry, Morgan; Dunfield, de Guzman, Frings, Avila; Johnson, Koevermans.
OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); DF Ty Harden (R adductor strain); DF Adrian Cann (R knee sprain); FW Joao Plata (R hamstring strain)
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Barklage, Marquez, Pearce, Miller; Solli, McCarty, Lindpere, Ballouchy; Cooper, Henry.
OUT: MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain); FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); DF Markus Holgersson (L ankle sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Wilman Conde (groin tightness)
PROBABLE: FW Thierry Henry (R calf strain); MF Rafa Marquez (R thigh injury)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Red Bulls have been without Designated Player Rafa Marquez for nine games this season due to suspension and injury. New York is 5-0-2 on the year in games in which he appears, and is undefeated in those matches dating back to Oct. 15 of last season.
- Danny Koevermans is starting to heat up for Toronto FC. He has five goals in his last five games – three in his last two – after scoring the opener Saturday against New England. He also added an assist, his first of the season.
- The Red Bulls have won four of the last five in this series, and have not lost since June 2009. In those matches, New York has outscored Toronto 16-2.
- The first two goals of Brandon Barklage’s MLS career came within about a half hour of each other, as he netted twice against his former club, D.C. United, in the Red Bulls’ 3-2 victory on Sunday.
- After losing 10 of its first 11 games, Toronto FC is now undefeated in its last three matches.