Toronto FC vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 21
Toronto FC vs. FC Cincinnati
BMO Field - Toronto
July 27 - 8:00 PM ET



Toronto FC look to bounce back from a difficult home loss to the Houston Dynamo and possibly move above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference when they host an FC Cincinnati side that has lost back-to-back games after consecutive wins.

Toronto FC (8-9-5) dug an early hole it couldn't climb out of in a 3-1 defeat to the Dynamo at BMO Field last Saturday. Tommy McNamara opened the scoring in the 4th minute and Tomas Martinez made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute. Mauro Manotas put the visitors well ahead in the 57th minute before Jozy Altidore pulled TFC back a goal in the 75th minute. 

FC Cincinnati (5-15-2) suffered a second consecutive setback, losing to the New England Revolution, 2-0, at Nippert Stadium Sunday. Carles Gil struck early for the red-hot Revs before setting up Antonio Delamea's insurance tally 10 minutes into the second half. 

Toronto FC
Toronto FC vs. FC Cincinnati

Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 PM ET
BMO Field

FC Cincinnati

Toronto FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Erickson Gallardo (M) - quad strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Richie Laryea (M)
  • International duty: None

FC Cincinnati

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • OUT: Greg Garza (D) - right calf injury
    • OUT: Fatai Alashe (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Mathieu Deplagne (D) - hip injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Leonardo Bertone (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Impact

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Toronto FC and FC Cincinnati


  • Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
  • Assistant Referees: Eric Boria, Jason White
  • 4th Official: David Barrie
  • VAR: Chico Grajeda