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Toronto FC vs. D.C. United | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 12
Toronto FC vs. D.C. United
BMO Field — Toronto
May 15 - 8:00 PM ET

TV: TSN

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

After back-to-back home wins, D.C. United look to extend their winning streak to three games when they head to BMO Field for a midweek clash with Toronto FC.

Toronto FC (5-4-1) sit just above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference following a 2-1 home loss to the Philadelphia Union, the Reds' second consecutive defeat. Alejandro Pozuelo canceled out a first-half own goal by Chris Mavinga to level in the 51st minute. But Jamiro Monteiro scored the decisive goal in the 68h minute on a swift counterattack. 

D.C. United (7-3-2) are coming off a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City at soggy Audi Field Sunday evening. Wayne Rooney set up Paul Arriola with the 78th-minute winner for the Black-and-Red, who are level on points with the first-place Philadelphia Union. Rooney created eight chances against Kansas City on Sunday. Rooney is the third player to create at least eight chances in a single game this season, per Opta.

Toronto have lost just two of their last eight meetings against D.C. United at BMO Field (4W-2D). They lost six of their first eight games at home against D.C. United (2W).

Toronto FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Laurent Ciman (D) - ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Auro (D) - back injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Antonio Bustamante (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Joseph Mora (D) - broken jaw
    • OUT: Donovan Pines (D) - knee sprain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: Griffin Yow (F)

Series Matchup at Toronto FC

  • Toronto FC: 6 wins, 21 goals
  • D.C. United: 8 wins, 20 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Drew Fischer
  • Assistant Referees: CJ Morgante, Claudiu Badea
  • 4th Official: Luis Guardia
  • VAR: Matt Franz

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