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  • August 13, 2011
  • • 7:15 PM
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: M. Kadlecik
  • • Attendance: 21644

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.


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


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.


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)

  • 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.


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-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
6Andy IroDefender
36Danleigh BormanDefender
2Richard EckersleyDefender
22Torsten FringsMidfielder
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
-Matt StinsonMidfielder
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
-Peri MarosevicStriker
8Joao PlataStriker
10Danny KoevermansStriker
24Stefan FreiGoalkeeper
15Doneil HenryDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
2Ty HardenDefender
-Mikael YourassowskyMidfielder
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
33Jesús RubioStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
6Nat BorchersDefender
3Robbie RussellDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
4Will JohnsonStriker
77Andy WilliamsGoalkeeper
15A. SaboríoStriker
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
26Collen WarnerMidfielder
-Jean AlexandreMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Midfielder
-A. ÁlvarezStriker

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