2019-08-10-TOR-ORL

Toronto FC vs. Orlando City SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 23
Toronto FC vs. Orlando City SC
BMO Field - Toronto
August 10 - 7:30 PM ET

TV: TSN 4

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

Two teams looking to climb above the Eastern Conference playoff line clash Saturday night as Toronto FC host Orlando City SC at BMO Field.

Sitting one spot below the playoff line, one point behind seventh-place New England, Toronto FC (9-10-5) will look to rebound from a 2-0 road defeat to the New York Red Bulls last Saturday. The Reds opened defense of their Canadian Championship title with a 2-0 win over host Ottawa Fury FC in the opening leg of the semifinals Wednesday night on goals by Drew Moor and Tsubasa Endoh in each half. 

Orlando City SC (8-11-5) are three points behind Toronto FC following a 2-0 home win over FC Dallas last Saturday. Tesho Akindele struck in the first half and Carlos Ascues closed the door in second-half stoppage time. A bitter 2-0 defeat to rival Atlanta United in the US Open Cup semifinals at Exploria Stadium followed Wednesday night.

This is the second meeting this season, with Toronto FC claiming a 2-0 road win in May on second-half goals by Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman 12 minutes apart. 

Toronto FC
Toronto FC vs. Orlando

Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 PM ET
BMO Field

Orlando

Toronto FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: None
  • Suspended: Justin Morrow (D)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Orlando City SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Cristian Higuita (M) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: Jhegson Sebastian Mendez (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Robin Jansson (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Toronto FC

  • Toronto FC: 4 wins, 13 goals
  • Orlando City SC: 0 wins, 3 goals
  • 1 draw

Officials

  • Referee: Kevin Stott
  • Assistant Referees:  Cory Richardson, Adam Garner
  • 4th Official:  Mark Allatin
  • VAR:  Geoff Gamble

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