Match Preview: Union at Toronto FC, Saturday May 11th, 3 PM

The first-place Union face a big test in Toronto on Saturday afternoon.

The Union (6-2-3, 20 pts) face Toronto FC (5-1-3, 16 pts) in a match between two sides vying to take control of the East. Toronto are only four points behind the U and have two matches in hand; a Union win would do a lot to give the boys in blue some breathing room from the Reds. A Union loss could see D.C. and Montreal overtake the U for first place in the East, with TFC right behind.

What’s going for the U:

  1. They are on fire. They’ve lost one match since their second match. The system is clicking and the players are clicking within it.
  2. Marco Fabian is back!
  3. Kacper Przybylko and Sergio Santos have five goals in the last three matches.

What’s not going well for the U:

  1. Brenden Aaronson and Fafa Picault are questionable on the injury report, Aaronson with a left hip flexor strain and Fafa with right hamstring tightness. Considering the beating Aaronson took against New England, we’re thankful he’s still alive.
  2. The U are an injury away from having to start an MLS Pool goalkeeper.
  3. Toronto is good, and not bad like Cincinnati and New England.

The prediction:

This is a real measuring stick match against a good, talented team. To take a point away from TFC in Toronto would be a win. I think it happens.

Union 2 – TFC 2

 

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