3 Key Players in the Upcoming Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire Match

After a break for international friendlies, the MLS will resume with Toronto FC hosting Chicago Fire.
3 Key Players in the Upcoming Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire Match.
3 Key Players in the Upcoming Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire Match. / SOPA Images/GettyImages

In a new round of MLS action, it’s time to get back into the swing of things, with all teams having had a rest to return in top physical condition for the remaining regular season games. This time, BMO Field will witness an exciting encounter.

Let’s remember that Federico Bernardeschi and Nickseon Gomis are suspended for this match, so they will miss this MLS game.

Toronto FC’s squad didn't see much movement during this FIFA break. Players who went with their national teams, such as Jonathan Osorio and Richie Laryea, will likely continue with them for the Copa America. However, here are three key players who must be present for the match against Chicago Fire.

3. Kevin Long

The 33-year-old has been crucial in the defensive line, providing reliability in every match. He is a pillar on the field with his leadership and experience. Having played 14 matches in the MLS, his absence would be detrimental for Herdman. Therefore, the Irishman must start against Chicago Fire.

2. Matty Longstaff

With 17 appearances this season across the Canadian Championship and MLS, Toronto FC's signing has become a vital player for Herdman's squad. His offensive role in midfield is very positive for the club and will be needed against Chicago Fire. Longstaff has scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in 15 MLS matches, and he is expected to continue improving his stats on June 15th.

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1. Lorenzo Insigne

The Italian’s current form is perfect for regaining his level. With a 2-week break, Insigne was able to be present for the birth of his daughter, sharing family moments. Now, he will rejoin the Toronto FC squad to play against Chicago Fire.

He has only played 9 matches this season in MLS, contributing to 3 goals and 2 assists, with 1 goal and 1 assist in the last match against FC Cincinnati in a tough 3-4 defeat for TFC. For Insigne, the June 15th match will be an ideal return to top form.