Nashville vs Toronto FC | A search for victory for TFC without their star

On May 15th, the 14th round of the MLS will be contested, where Toronto FC will have to visit Tennessee to face Nashville in an important duel for both clubs.
Nashville vs Toronto FC | A search for victory for TFC without their star.
Nashville vs Toronto FC | A search for victory for TFC without their star. / SOPA Images/GettyImages

Both teams come to this match at completely different stages, although both competing in the Eastern Conference, they hope to secure a spot in the Playoffs. However, the road is still long for both teams, but they must begin to forge this path from now on.

How do these two teams arrive at matchday 13?

For Toronto FC, the journey is going well. In the 4th position in the Eastern Conference, they face Nashville, where after 12 matches played they have 19 points and their squad is at a high level of competitiveness, gradually recovering players who have been sidelined due to injury or discomfort.

TFC comes with 4 wins and 1 loss in their last 5 matches played in the season, showing a very positive level, except for the defeat suffered on May 11th against New York City FC by 2-3.

On the other hand, Nashville does not arrive in great form for this match. With 11 matches played, they have only managed to collect 11 points and are in the 13th position in the Eastern Conference, just 4 points away from being bottom of the table.

With a negative moment, Nashville comes with 3 losses, 1 win, and 1 draw in their last 5 games played, demonstrating great fluctuations in the season, but above all, without finding true positive stability in the MLS.

A history with matches in very even conditions

The history between these two teams is not too extensive. Over the past 5 years, they have only played 7 matches, in which there has been great equality in the matches. 2 wins for each team and 3 draws are the record of this history, hoping for a match that tilts the balance towards one team's victory.

The last time they faced each other was on June 10th, 2023, where the match ended 1-1, sharing points in that edition of the MLS. However, the expectation for a low-scoring match is on many minds, given the history these two teams bring, but with Toronto FC in a great moment, they are the favorites to take the 3 points.

Unfortunately, TFC will not be able to count on their main figure, Federico Bernardeschi, after being sent off in the match against New York City FC. However, Lorenzo Insigne is now available, and it is expected that the Italian footballer will take the reins of the team to lead them to victory.