TORONTO- Last season’s MLS Cup finalists are yet to win a game at home this season and have one win from their first six games and will be in search of a big win against away strugglers Chicago Fire.
Chicago have lost six of their last seven away games in MLS, but have started this season off very well. The Fire are unbeaten at home this season with 3 wins from four, and have one point from a possible six away from home.
Toronto have one win from their last eight home games, for a team with standards like TFC that just isn’t good enough. It has been a dry start to the campaign for the Reds’ with Giovinco only scoring once from six games.
Injury news for Chicago Fire sees Goossens out, and Polster, Accam, and Solignac doubtful with minor knocks.
Toronto will be without Clint Irwin and Drew Moor once again. Mavinga and Hernandez return to the squad.
Players to watch for the Chicago Fire will be Nemanja Nikolic, David Accam, and of course, Bastian Schweinsteiger. The danger men for TFC will be Sebastian Giovinco, who scored in their last home game, and Jozy Altidore who has three goals this season.
The Fire currently sit 3rd in the eastern conference with 11 points while TFC are 9th with seven points.
Despite a rough start to the season, TFC will be favourites since they’ve won the last three games against Chicago and are unbeaten in the last five meetings between the two sides.
Toronto FC: (3-5-2) Bono; Zavaleta, Hagglund, Mavinga; Beitashour, Vazquez, Bradley, Cooper, Morrow; Altidore, Giovinco.
Chicago Fire: (4-3-3) Bava; Harrington, Kappelhof, Meira, Vincent; McCarty, Schweinsteiger, Juninho; Solignac, Accam, Nikolic.
Kickoff is at 7:30pm EST and the game will be on TSN 4 and 5.