Key Absences for The Reds | New York RB vs. Toronto FC

• Federico Bernardeschi Questionable for the Match
• A Long Road Ahead Without Players Competing in the Copa America
• New York RB Also Facing Several Absences
Key Absences for The Reds | New York RB vs. Toronto FC.
Key Absences for The Reds | New York RB vs. Toronto FC. / SOPA Images/GettyImages

As we look forward to this new MLS matchday, Toronto FC faces significant absences for their visit to New York Red Bulls, especially that of the Italian due to an unexpected illness following the match against Nashville.

Toronto FC has not had the best run in the MLS recently, and during the most crucial part of the season, their spark seems to be slowly fading. So much so that John Herdman's frustration in recent matches has been the bitterest disappointment of his entire coaching career.

Facing a very tough match on June 22nd, TFC travels to New York to play against a team that is extremely strong at home. The absences continue to plague Toronto FC. However, these are no excuse not to go out and give their best in the match.

John Herdman's Absences for the Match vs. New York Red Bulls

This time, the absence of Federico Bernardeschi, who is questionable for today’s match, was unexpected, making him the most significant loss for TFC in this encounter, not to mention those we already know about due to the Copa America.

  • Federico Bernardeschi - Illness (Questionable)
  • Sean Johnson - Not Due to Injury (Out)
  • Richie Laryea - Not Due to Injury (Out)
  • Shane O’Neill - Thigh (Out)
  • Jonathan Osorio - Not Due to Injury (Out)
  • Brandon Servania - Knee (Out)
  • Tyrese Spicer - Back (Out)

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However, New York RB is also dealing with absences, with 5 confirmed out and 2 questionable players. Nevertheless, Toronto FC must go out onto the field and compete strongly to seek the 3 points.

John Herdman must continue working on motivating his players to avoid repeating the same story in the second halves, where the team loses possession and the defensive zone becomes a disaster. This match must be the one to break TFC's negative streak.