Toronto FC Starting XI to face Orlando City in this MLS Match

• Lorenzo Insigne is the captain of Herdman's team
• An unexpected return for Toronto FC's goalkeeping position
• A great duel in the Eastern Conference, both teams eager to secure a Playoff spot
Toronto FC Starting XI to face Orlando City in this MLS Match
Toronto FC Starting XI to face Orlando City in this MLS Match / Vaughn Ridley/GettyImages

For this match, Toronto FC will field a starting XI with a replacement for Kevin Long, who misses the game due to an accumulation of yellow cards, and the return of a key player to the lineup.

Toronto FC must be aware that their current form is not the best and that this needs to change, or else they risk being stuck in a negative streak while other teams in the Eastern Conference continue to advance. Every lost point will critically impact the team's future.

With Lorenzo Insigne as captain and Federico Bernardeschi in the starting lineup, these two players are expected to lead the team effectively and help secure a positive result, significantly influencing the goals scored by Toronto FC.

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Toronto FC Starting XI

  • Sean Johnson
  • Kosi Thompson
  • Ime Mabika
  • Nicksoen Gomis
  • Raoul Petretta
  • Federico Bernardeschi
  • Matty Longstaff
  • Deybi Flores
  • Lorenzo Insigne
  • Prince Owusu
  • Derrick Etienne Jr.

With these 11 warriors, Herdman's side will take to the field. The return of Sean Johnson was a big surprise for this match. Following the USA's elimination from the Copa America, the goalkeeper became available, and after medical tests, he was cleared to play in this game.

Orlando City will also aim for a great result as visitors. Currently 11th in the Eastern Conference, they are looking to climb up the standings and secure a Playoff spot.

Absences remain a significant issue for substitutions in the second half, resulting in a shorter squad. However, the players available must give their all on the pitch to achieve the best possible outcome. A three-point victory is what Toronto FC needs tonight at BMO Field.