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MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Philadelphia Union


Toronto FC (4-4-2): Bendik; Richter, Caldwell, Henry, O'Dea; Brockie, Laba, Hall, Lambe; Silva, Earnshaw.


OUT: Richard Eckersley (L hamstring), Stefan Frei (L hamstring strain), Darel Russell (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Justin Braun (L ankle sprain), Terry Dunfield (L knee sprain), Logan Emory (R ankle sprain), Danny Koevermans (L ACL repair)

Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Cruz, Carrol, Kleberson, Farfan; McInerney, Le Toux.


OUT: Michael Lahoud (lower abdomen strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Jeff Parke (L hamstring strain), Matt Kassel (L thumb surgery), Zach MacMath (R hamstring strain)


  • These two teams met once already this season, in a 1-1 draw at PPL Park on April 13. Robert Earnshaw and Jack McInerney were the scorers.

  • That game was a contentious event, as referee Sorin Stoica showed eight yellow cards and a red card.

  • With nine goals on the season, Philadelphia's Jack McInerney is tied for the lead in Major League Soccer this season.

  • Toronto players have garnered just six assists this season, the lowest team total in MLS.

  • Philadelphia advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 win over Ocean City on Tuesday.
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