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  • August 13, 2011
  • • 7:15 PM
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: M. Kadlecik
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MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Real Salt Lake

George Frey

After consecutive draws, the new-look Toronto FC faces a tough test, welcoming Real Salt Lake to BMO Field.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Toronto FC (4-3-3): Frei; Morgan, Eckersley, Iro, Henry; de Guzman, Frings, Avila; Johnson, Koevermans, Plata.

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 Leandre Griffit (abdominal strain);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Julian de Guzman (L knee swelling); MF Terry Dunfield (R adductor strain); MF Nathan Sturgis (L gluteus strain); MF Gianluca Zavarise (L hamstring tightness); DF Eddy Viator (L hamstring tightness);

PROBABLE: FW Ryan Johnson (ankle sprain)

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Schuler, Borchers, Wingert; Williams, Beckerman, Gil, Johnson; Saborio, Espindola.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Nelson González (R foot fracture); MF Ned Grabavoy (L adductor strain); MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation);

DOUBTFUL: DF Jamison Olave (L knee MCL strain);

PROBABLE: MF Jean Alexandre (R knee internal pain); GK Nick Rimando (R wrist pain); FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee swelling)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Toronto FC got its second straight road result last weekend, tying D.C. United 3-3. The Reds will feel they should have won, though, as they conceded a late penalty to allow the equalizer, and were up a man for the majority of the match.

  • Real Salt Lake broke a two-game losing streak last weekend in a 3-0 home victory over the slumping New York Red Bulls.
  • Toronto Designated Played Julian de Guzman scored his first goal for the club last weekend in his 42nd game with the team.
  • Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman played 90 minutes for the U.S. national team in its 1-1 draw against Mexico in a mid-week friendly.
  • Toronto has secured consecutive results on the road, with a 2-2 draw at Portland, then a 3-3 draw at D.C. The two draws have seen the club move out of the Eastern Conference basement, which is now occupied by the Chicago Fire.
  • 17-year-old Luis Gil scored his first MLS goal in RSL's win over New York last week.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Toronto

Real Salt Lake

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
23%
65%

Top 3 Predictions

Toronto FC TOR
0 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
Toronto FC TOR
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
Toronto FC TOR
0 - 3
Real Salt Lake RSL

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