MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Toronto FC

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.