The teams with the two worst records meet, Philadelphia looking to keep in touch with the Eastern Conference pack, Toronto for some dignity.
|Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Hall, Cann, Henry, Morgan; de Guzman, Frings, Avila; Johnson, Koevermans, Plata.
OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); DF Aaron Maund (R eye hyphema); DF Logan Emory (shoulder subluxation)
DOUBTFUL: DF Miguel Aceval (L quadriceps strain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); DF Torsten Frings (shoulder sprain)
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Konopka; Gaddis, Williams, Valdes, G. Farfan; Lahoud, Gomez, Carroll, Adu; Mwanga, Pajoy.
OUT: GK Chase Harrison (L ankle sprain); MF Roger Torres (L knee surgery recovery); FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion)
DOUBTFUL: DF Chris Albright (L big toe sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Gabriel Gomez (L quad contusion); GK Zac MacMath (concussion symptoms); DF Carlos Valdes (head laceration)
PROBABLE: DF Gabriel Farfan (R knee contusion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- With a 1-0 home victory against Vancouver on Wednesday, Toronto secured its fourth consecutive Canadian Championship trophy.
- Philadelphia could play three different keepers in three games if Chris Konopka starts. Chase Harrison made his debut last week against Dallas with Zac MacMath out, but was battered all game and could barely stand by the end.
- If Toronto loses again, it will have lost 10 straight games to start the season, setting a new record for futility.
- Toronto FC is the only club not to score first in a match this season. League-wide, the club that takes the first lead is a collective 68-18-15.
- Philadelphia's two highest scorers are new signings. Gabriel Gomez leads the team with four goals, and Lionard Pajoy has found the net three times this season.