Philadelphia and Toronto both had encouraging starts, but neither has claimed a win in the last few weeks.
|Philadelphia Union (4-1-3-2): MacMath; Williams, Parke, Okugo, Gaddis; Carroll; Le Toux, Daniel, Cruz; McInerney, Casey.
OUT: Matt Kassel (R knee strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Michael Farfan (ankle sprain)
|Toronto FC (4-4-1-1): Bendik; Russell, Agbossoumonde, O'Dea; Eckersley; Bostock, Hall, Osorio, Lambe; Ephraim; Earnshaw.
OUT: Danny Koevermans (L ACL repair), Terry Dunfield (L knee sprain)
- Toronto comes into this game on a three-match winless streak. The Reds have not tasted victory since their March 9 victory over Sporting KC, which remains their only win so far this season.
- When TFC snapped its record-setting nine-game losing streak to start the 2012 season with a 1-0 win over Philadelphia.
- Veteran Toronto defender Danny Califf spent two and a half years in Philadelphia, serving as the Union's captain in 2010 and part of 2012.
- Twenty-year-old Union striker Jack McInerney is up to three goals this season in 367 minutes of play. The youngster was Philadelphia's top scorer last season with eight goals.
- Toronto has been awarded two penalty kicks this season, the most in MLS. Robert Earnshaw converted them both.