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MLS Preview: Toronto FC - San Jose Earthquakes

MLS Preview: Toronto FC - San Jose Earthquakes

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Toronto, bottom of the East, hosts San Jose, winless in 12, in this bottom-of-the-barrel clash. The Earthquakes have never lost to TFC in Canada.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Eckersley, Iro, Frings, Borman; Dunfield, de Guzman, Stinson; Plata, Johnson, Marosevic.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Leandre Griffit (abdominal strain); MF Eric Avila (R hamstring tightness); FW Danny Koevermans (L hamstring tightness)

PROBABLE: GK Stefan Frei (knee contusion)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Leitch, Hernandez, Burling, Corrales; Gjertsen, Cronin, Baca, Convey; Stephenson, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Andre Luiz (L knee injury); DF Ike Opara (L foot injury); FW Alan Gordon (surgery); FW Steven Lenhart (family leave)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Brad Ring (R shoulder sprain); MF Anthony Ampaipitakwong (L groin strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Neither of these sides harbors much hope for a postseason appearance. Toronto FC, with 23 points, props up the Eastern Conference. San Jose is second to last in the West, on 25 points, only better than the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps.

  • The 'Quakes are in the midst of a club record 12-game winless streak, a run that stretches back to June 11.
  • Toronto is one of three clubs (Houston, Vancouver) which has yet to win away in league play this year.
  • Ryan Johnson for Toronto and Nana Attakora, Jacob Peterson and Sam Cronin for San Jose could face their former teams. Alan Gordon recently moved back to California from Toronto, but a abdominal surgery will keep him from scoring against his old club.
  • San Jose has never lost against the Reds in Toronto since TFC joined MLS in 2007, winning one and drawing two. The two sides drew 1-1 in April's meeting in Santa Clara.

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