All the matchday info you need for Toronto FC’s next MLS fixture against Orlando City SC.
Toronto FC have come out of the international break on the right foot. After advancing past the Montreal Impact in the Canadian Championship semifinals, they recorded two consecutive clean sheets against the LA Galaxy and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
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Toronto FC now have three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions, and haven’t allowed a goal since stoppage time of the first leg against Montreal. After a few missteps, Toronto have returned to being the defensive juggernaut that they were earlier on.
And speaking of clean sheets, Toronto FC may have struggled against New York City FC last year, but they excelled against the other expansion team, Orlando City. Two of their five clean sheets last season came against Orlando, and they outscored them by a tally of 11-1. Their final meeting saw Sebastian Giovinco record the second hat-trick in franchise history (hint: the first hat-trick was also recorded by him):
Given their recent form and their history against Orlando City, Toronto FC should rightfully come into this contest with a lot of confidence. However, Orlando will be eager to turn their poor start to the season around, and this has the makings of a classic trap game. TFC cannot afford to play loose, and they cannot overlook their opponent.
They may have an eye on the second leg against the Vancouver Whitecaps, but a loss here would completely shatter their confidence heading into that match. Given that it’s a road game, the best thing they could do might be to play to a draw, or score an early goal then defend the rest of the way.
As always, we’ve got you covered with all the match details. You can catch this game on Sportsnet 1, and if you can’t make it to a TV, MLS Live will be the go-to streaming service. Here’s all the details so that you won’t miss a second of the action:
Date: Saturday, June 25th
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Orlando, Florida
Stadium: Camping World Stadium
TV Info: Sportsnet 1
Live Stream: MLS Live
Hopefully, we’ll see Toronto FC back to being their usual selves in this match. Come on you Reds!