Confirmed Absences for Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire

• 3 players were absent due to international duty
• Suspensions due to red cards
• The opponent has 5 absences
Confirmed Absences for Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire.
Confirmed Absences for Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire. / Anadolu/GettyImages

For the much-anticipated return of the MLS, the confirmed absences for matchday 20 have been announced, with several teams missing players due to international tournaments and injuries.

In the case of Toronto FC, they face absences for various reasons, with the unfortunate situation of having 8 players missing for this match. Only 2 of these are due to injury, with 1 questionable for the match, while 2 are due to suspensions and the remaining 3 are representing their countries in FIFA matches.

For Toronto FC, the questionable player is Tyrise Spicer, and we will only know at the last moment whether he will be available to play. He would be a crucial piece due to the variety of absences the club is facing. Meanwhile, the rest are completely ruled out for this match.

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Chicago Fire also faces several absences, as is common with MLS teams, with 5 players out. Three of these are due to injury, 1 due to international duty, and 1 is questionable for the match against TFC.

Toronto FC Absences

  • Federico Bernardeschi
  • Nicksoen Gomis
  • Sean Johnson
  • Richie Laryea
  • Shane O’Neill
  • Jonathan Osorio
  • Brando Servania
  • Tyrese Spicer

Jonathan Osorio and Richie Laryea are with the Canadian national team preparing for the Copa America, while Sean Johnson is with the US national team for the same tournament.

Chicago Fire Absences

  • Chase Gasper
  • Andrew Gutman
  • Tobias Salquist
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Federico Navarro

For Chicago Fire, the only player absent due to international duty is Xherdan Shaqiri, who is with the Swiss national team competing for the EURO in Germany.

It will be crucial to see how this match unfolds, with Toronto FC needing to rely on their bench to fill the gaps left by these absences, especially the key player Federico Bernardeschi.