2019-05-08-ATL-TOR

Atlanta United FC vs. Toronto FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 11
Atlanta United FC vs. Toronto FC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta
May 8 - 7:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 4/5

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

Coming off back-to-back wins, including an impressive 3-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City at Children's Mercy Park, Atlanta United host Toronto FC Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to kick off Week 11 of the 2019 MLS regular season.

Josef Martinez struck for a brace and Ezequiel Barco had a goal and an assist to lead Atlanta (3-3-2) to a comprehensive road win, and second consecutive clean sheet, Sunday night in Kansas City. It's a win that has many proclaiming Atlanta is back after early struggles, but the Five Stripes will now have to keep momentum without Barco, who joined Argentina ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. 

Toronto FC (5-2-1) bounced back from a home loss to the Portland Timbers to defeat Orlando City SC, 2-0, on the road in Week 10. Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman scored 12 minutes apart for the Reds, who have played Atlanta to a pair of 2-2 draws in two all-time road games. 

Atlanta United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: George Bello (D) - right adductor injury
    • OUT: Kevin Kratz (M) - calf injury
    • OUT: Mikey Ambrose (D) - right meniscus injury
    • OUT: Brandon Vazquez (F) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: Ezequiel Barco (M)

Toronto FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jozy Altidore (F) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Drew Moor (D) - calf tightness
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Atlanta United

  • Atlanta United: 0 wins, 4 goals
  • Toronto FC: 0 wins, 4 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Chris Penso
  • Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero