The Philadelphia Union haven’t won in their last three, and are in dire need of points if they’re going to improve upon their fourth place standing in the Eastern Conference. They are chasing Toronto FC, who thanks to a New York City FC victory last night slipped to second place in the east. These two teams will face off in Toronto, and a lot is at stake in the Eastern Conference race. Including today’s game, the Union have five games left to make up seven points on NYCFC. Toronto on the other hand has lost just one in their last ten, winning seven of those eleven matches.
Even without star forward Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto is dangerous offensively. Toronto is led by a resurgent Jozy Altidore, who has eight goals in his past nine games. TFC also boasts one of the best defenses in MLS, giving up only 32 goals (third best in MLS). Toronto is a well-balanced team, which makes them tough to beat. The Union will have to be at their best if they’re going to come back to the United States with three points.
|Jozy Altidore, Jordan Hamilton||Forward||CJ Sapong|
|Will Johnson, Michael Bradley, Benoit Cheyrou, Jonathan Osorio||Midfield||Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Warren Creavalle, Brian Carroll|
|Steven Beitashour, Nick Hagglund, Drew Moor, Justin Morrow||Defense||Keegan Rosenberry, Ken Tribbett, Richie Marquez, Fabinho|
|Clint Irwin||Goalkeeper||Andre Blake|
|Alex Bono, Tsubasa Endoh, Mo Babouli, Eriq Zavaleta, Marky Delgado, Daniel Lovitz, Mark Bloom||Bench||John McCarthy, Ray Gaddis, Auston Trusty, Maurice Edu, Roland Alberg, Ilsinho, Charlie Davies|