TORONTO- Toronto FC will play their first game at BMO Field since last season’s heartbreak in MLS Cup final against Seattle Sounders when they host Sporting Kansas City on Friday night.
Kansas hold a better head-to-head record against the Eastern Conference champions having won their last three games in Toronto including a 3-1 win in 2015.
Toronto last beat Kansas in March 2013 at BMO Field 2-1 but they are a much different side these days.
Both teams go into the game with identical records three games in; one win, two ties and no losses. Which means both teams are at risk at losing their unbeaten records.
Great news for the Reds’ is that Greg Vanney confirmed Sebastian Giovinco is 100% fit and ready to return to the team after missing the win in Vancouver before the international break.
Questions over starting places for Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Armando Cooper after they were involved in the U.S. v Panama game on Wednesday night. But, all three of them traveled back together and took part in training yesterday and should be ready to go.
For Kansas, Diego Rubio is still out injured and Benny Feilhaber remains questionable with a slight hamstring injury. A start for Graham Zusi is also a question with his involvement in the U.S. game on Wednesday.
TFC will be looking to make BMO Field a fortress after showing last season how good they can be. But, Kansas are hard to break down so expect a very tense and close game.
The game will kickoff at 7:30pm EST and will be televised in Canada on TSN4, and on FS1 in USA.