2019-04-27-TOR-POR

Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 9
Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers
BMO Field — Toronto
April 27 - 1:00 PM ET

TV: TSN, CTV

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

Since the arrival of Alejandro Pozuelo has formed a strong partnership with Jozy Altidore with Toronto FC have scoring 12 games over the last four games. But the USMNT forward will be out with a hamstring injury when the Reds host the Portland Timbers Saturday afternoon.

Toronto FC (4-1-1) are coming off a 4-3 win over Minnesota United FC with Pozuelo and Jordan Hamilton, the likely replacement for Altidore, each scoring a brace.

Portland (1-5-1) snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 win at Columbus, with Larrys Mabiala, Jeremy Ebobisse and Jorge Moreira scoring in the Timbers' first win of 2019.

Toronto FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jozy Altidore (F) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Aljaz Ivacic (GK) - left tibial stress fracture
    • OUT: Kendall McIntosh (GK) - left thigh strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marvin Loria (M) - right foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Toronto FC

  • Toronto FC: 4 wins, 12 goals
  • Timbers: 0 wins, 5 goals
  • 1 draw

Officials

  • Referee: Alex Chilowicz
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Cory Richardson
  • 4th Official: Robert Sibiga
  • VAR: Kevin Terry Jr

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