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Preview: Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution | MLS is Back Tournament, Group C

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group C, Matchday 14
Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Tues., July 21 – 9:00 AM ET

TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN and TVA Sportsin Canada

STREAMING: ESPN App in USA; TSN App, TVA Sports App in Canada

The battle for the top spot in Group C happens early Tuesday when Toronto FC (4 points) meet the New England Revolution (4 points).

Led by MLS is Back Tournament breakout star Ayo Akinola, who is tied for the tournament lead with five goals, Toronto FC defeated Canadian Classique rival Montreal in a seven-goal thriller after a wild opening draw with D.C. United. The Revs have been a bit more pragmatic during their time in Orlando, defeating the Impact, 1-0, before drawing D.C. United, 1-1.

Toronto FC

Toronto FC have been one of the most entertaining teams in Orlando and that's without star striker Jozy Altidore playing a single minute. His understudy has stepped up as the Reds' star with the 20-year-old Akinola becoming the third youngest player in league history, behind Kekuta Manneh and Cyle Larin, to bag a hat trick. All eyes will certainly be on Akinola to see what he can do next. 

Project Starting XI

  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Achara (M) - ACL surgery
    • OUT: Justin Morrow (D) - Achilles tendinitis
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jonathan Osorio (M) - quad strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

New England Revolution

While Akinola is scoring at a tournament best rate in his young career, the Revs, collectively, have struggled to put away their chances, something Bruce Arena bemoaned following their latest 1-1 draw against D.C. United.

That said, if not for an ill-advised pass in his defensive third that Federico Higuain picked off en route to netting the equalizer, New England would be atop the group with six points. Will a different XI have better fortunes against Toronto TC? 

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup

  • Toronto FC: 8 wins, 39 goals
  • Revolution: 13 wins, 52 goals
  • 10 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Jair Marrufo
  • Assistant Referees: Chris Elliott, Nick Uranga
  • 4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
  • VAR: Armando Villarreal

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Current Form

Toronto FC
W
L
D
W
D
W
New England
L
L
L
D
W
D

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Toronto FCNew England Revolution
4Games Played4
2Wins1
0Losses1
2Draws2
9Goals4
7Goals Conceded4
41Shots51
26Shots on Target20
42Fouls committed45
52Fouls suffered47
8Offside4
19Corners22

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
TOR2110092.2
NE2200041
01234+Avg
TOR110001.5
NE010001
01234+Avg
TOR101003
NE210001

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
TOR3010071.8
NE2110041
01234+Avg
TOR200001
NE010001
01234+Avg
TOR101002.5
NE201001
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