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:
- They are on fire. They’ve lost one match since their second match. The system is clicking and the players are clicking within it.
- Marco Fabian is back!
- Kacper Przybylko and Sergio Santos have five goals in the last three matches.
What’s not going well for the U:
- 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.
- The U are an injury away from having to start an MLS Pool goalkeeper.
- Toronto is good, and not bad like Cincinnati and New England.
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