Preview: Toronto FC vs. DC United | MLS is Back Tournament, Group C
2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group C, Matchday 3
Toronto FC vs. D.C. United
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Fri., July 10 – 8:00 PM ET
TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN in Canada
STREAMING: ESPN App in USA; TSN App in Canada
Toronto FC come into the tournament at 1-0-1 after a 2-2 road draw against the San Jose Earthquakes in their season opener that saw them relinquish the lead in second-half stoppage time, before a 1-0 home victory over New York City FC on March 7.
Both those matches were played without the services of midfield linchpin Michael Bradley, who was recovering from an ankle injury. Bradley used the league's hiatus to heal up, however, so Greg Vanney's side should be at full strength and ready to resume their status as one of the league's top teams.
D.C. United stumbled in their first match of the season, falling 2-1 to the Colorado Rapids at home. But they were able to bounce back and take a 2-1 victory of their own over expansion side Inter Miami CF in their next match at Audi Field, in a wild contest that saw defender Frederic Brillant strike for a second-half game-winner after DC fell behind thanks to an early goal from Miami's Rodolfo Pizarro.