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Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 14
Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC
Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium – East Hartford
September 27 – 7:30 PM ET

TV: TSN2

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

LOCAL TV: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference square off Sunday night at Rentschler Field when Toronto FC host Columbus Crew SC.

Toronto (7W-2L-4D) are coming off a 1-0 victory over NYCFC at Red Bull Arena Wednesday night, while Supporters' Shield-leading Columbus defeated Minnesota United 2-1 at MAPFRE Stadium. 

Toronto FC

It was far from their best performance, but Toronto found a way to take all three points thanks to an Alejandro Pozuelo penalty kick in the 90th minute. Alex Bono, in only his second start of the season, made eight saves to tie a club record with his 28th career clean sheet. 

"The guys, they just gutted it out, they grinded it and they did whatever they had to do," Greg Vanney said after the game. "'Bones' made some big saves, and we had a few chances through the course of the game as well. Even though the game wasn't perfect, for me, wins like tonight are sometimes more valuable than the wins you get when you play teams off the field. Just for our group, we know we have a group that can play good soccer and tonight is just a character win."

Project Starting XI

  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Achara (M) - ACL injury
    • OUT: Michael Bradley (M) - Grade 2 MCL strain
    • OUT: Auro Jr. (D) - undisclosed injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Liam Fraser (M) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Columbus Crew SC

The Crew extended an unbeaten streak to six matches following a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United at MAPFRE Stadium Wednesday night. While the club's defense has been lauded for conceding a league-low five goals this season, Caleb Porter doesn't think the attack gets enough credit. 

“Our defending has gotten a lot of the talk and yet I think quietly we’re becoming one of the best attacking teams in the league," Porter said after the match. 

Part of that attack is Pedro Santos, who is on a five-match points streak (3G, 4A).

Project Starting XI

  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Vito Wormgoor (D) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Fanendo Adi (F) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Darlington Nagbe (M) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Waylon Francis (D) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Toronto FC

  • Toronto FC: 5 wins, 20 goals
  • Crew SC: 5 wins, 16 goals
  • 6 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Timothy Ford
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Kevin Klinger
  • 4th Official: Thomas Snyder
  • VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
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Current Form

Toronto FC
W
L
L
W
D
W
Columbus
D
W
W
D
W
W

Season Stats

Toronto FCColumbus Crew SC
13Games Played13
7Wins9
2Losses1
4Draws3
21Goals22
14Goals Conceded5
156Shots117
82Shots on Target54
134Fouls committed173
159Fouls suffered190
28Offside21
73Corners69

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
TOR44410211.6
CLB53320221.7
01234+Avg
TOR320101.2
CLB122202
01234+Avg
TOR124002
CLB411001.3

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
TOR82210141.1
CLB9310050.4
01234+Avg
TOR510000.5
CLB610000.1
01234+Avg
TOR312101.6
CLB321000.7
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