Preview: Toronto FC V Columbus Crew SC
Wednesday 29th November 2017
Toronto FC have done the difficult bit; they went to Ohio to face Columbus without Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore and avoided disaster. They looked less than spectacular and a shadow of the side that racked up a record points tally in the regular season, but they were effective in their defensive efforts and a clean sheet on the road will always be a positive.
Now, they approach the 2nd leg at BMO Field with both Giovinco and Altidore returning to the attack, hoping to put Columbus to the sword.
The Crew will be disappointed not to have scored at least once at home in the first leg which would have eased the pressure this week. They will advance to the MLS Cup Final with a win or a score draw (on away goals) but keeping TFC's front two at bay could prove extremely difficult.
With both teams needing to score, we're almost guaranteed a more exciting match up this time around.
Toronto FC Suspensions:
Toronto FC Injuries:
Columbus Crew Suspensions:
Artur (yellow card accumulation)
Columbus Crew Injuries:
Connor Maloney (left knee meniscectomy)
Gaston Sauro (left PCL surgery)
Ben Swanson (right ankle surgery)
Alex Crognale (hernia repair)
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