TFC Absences for the Derby | Toronto FC vs CF Montreal

The MLS has confirmed the absences that TFC will have for the upcoming Canadian derby on May 18 at BMO Field.
TFC Absences for the Derby | Toronto FC vs CF Montreal.
TFC Absences for the Derby | Toronto FC vs CF Montreal. / Minas Panagiotakis/GettyImages

As the two Canadian clubs prepare to face each other in a regular season match to keep accumulating points in the Eastern Conference, TFC arrives in a better position than Montreal.

With a better season so far, Toronto FC will look to earn another 3 points in the MLS, having recently lost some crucial points after previously holding third place in the conference. Meanwhile, CF Montreal is only a few points away from the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

These are the players who will be unavailable for Toronto FC in the match on May 18, with 3 confirmed absences and 2 questionable players whose participation will be determined at the last moment.

  • Richie Laryea - Not Due to Injury (Out)
  • Shane O'Neill - Thigh (Out)
  • Brandon Servania - Thigh (Out)
  • Kevin Long - Thigh (Questionable)
  • Jonathan Osorio - Thigh (Questionable)

Awaiting the return of the captain, TFC is eager for Jonathan Osorio's comeback, who was sorely missed in the last match against Nashville, where The Reds were defeated 2-0 in a game lacking rhythm for Toronto.

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For CF Montreal, absences are also a significant issue. For this visit to BMO Field, the club will have 8 confirmed absences, which could favor the home team, especially with several players returning for this match.

Toronto FC eagerly anticipates this match, as their strong start in the MLS this season and the confidence gained by several players on the field are crucial for breaking the losing streak against CF Montreal. Most importantly, securing 3 points will help consolidate their position in the playoff spots in the MLS.