06-29-19-DC-TOR

DC United vs. Toronto FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 17
D.C. United vs. Toronto FC
Audi Field — Washington D.C.
June 29 — 8:00 PM ET

TV: TSN2

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

After early — and late — fireworks Wednesday night, D.C. United host Eastern Conference foes Toronto FC Saturday night at Audi Field. 

Wayne Rooney provided the drama for the Black-and-Red in a 1-0 win over Orlando City SC when his 70-yard strike following an attacking Orlando City SC corner kick sailed over goalkeeper Brian Rowe and into the net for the game's lone goal. It ended a run of three consecutive draws for D.C. United (8-4-6), unbeaten in four straight and within two points of the first-place Philadelphia Union in the East. 

The drama for Toronto FC (6-7-4) came late, very late, as Alejandro Pozuelo scored from the penalty spot in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to lift the Reds to a 3-2 win over Atlanta United at BMO Field Wednesday. Pozuelo's first goal of the game was part of a four-goal barrage in the opening 27 minutes. Pity Martinez had a chance to level at the death with his second penalty kick of the night, but he skied it over the bar. 

This is the second regular-season meeting between D.C. and TFC this year. The sides played to a 0-0 draw at BMO Field on May 15. 

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Chris Odoi-Atsem (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Joseph Mora (D) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  Paul Arriola (M), Júnior Moreno (M)

Toronto FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Drew Moor (D) - hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Auro (D) - hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Chris Mavinga (D) - hamstring strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: Jozy Altidore (F), Michael Bradley (M), Jonathan Osorio (M), Ashtone Morgan (D), Noble Okello (M)

Series Matchup at D.C. United

  • D.C. United: 6 wins, 30 goals
  • Toronto FC: 4 wins, 21 goals
  • 4 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Robert Sibiga
  • Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
  • 4th Official: Yusri Rudolf
  • VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

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