Union vs. Toronto agenda

Posted: July 06, 2012


Upcoming game:

Toronto (2-10-4, 10 points) at Union (4-9-2, 14 points)

When: Sunday, 4 p.m.

Where: PPL Park, Chester


On the web: Streaming online at MLSSoccer.com

For kicks: Coming off a thrilling 2-1 win Wednesday night against Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center, the Union returns home looking for revenge against Toronto. The last time the two played, TFC grabbed a 1-0 win at BMO Field for its first points of the season in a match that marked an all-time low for the Union?…?The man who scored in that match, TFC designated player Danny Koevermans, is the reigning MLS player of the week and in the running for player of the month honors. He leads TFC with nine goals?…?TFC is coming off a 1-1 draw Wednesday against FC Dallas. Koevermans netted the equalizer, which TFC coach Paul Mariner called a "cute goal"?…?Midfielder Terry Dunfield has solid vision and is "tremendous in the air," said Mariner?…?TFC has found life under Mariner. Despite holding the worst record in MLS standings, Toronto is undefeated in its last five matches (1-0-4 with Mariner as manager)?…?When asked what sparked the newfound intensity, Mariner said, "We're developing warriors now. They are really fighting for the cause"?…?Jamaican international Ryan Johnson is a tough, strong forward who leads the team in assists (four) and shots (43)?…?Goalkeeper Milos Kocic has a 1.88 goals-against average and only two shutouts — including the one against the Union.

INJURY REPORT (as of Tuesday)

Out for the Union: Chandler Hoffman, FW (left big toe fracture); Krystian Witkowski, FW (concussion symptoms); Bakary Soumaré, FW (right knee meniscus recovery)

Probable: Sheanon Williams, D (right big toe fracture recovery)

Out for Toronto FC: Stefan Frei, GK (left lower leg); Doneil Henry, D (illness)

Questionable: Nicholas Lindsay, FW (left knee surgery recovery); Ty Harden, D (right adductor strain); Adrian Cann, D (right knee sprain)


"If you want to know the truth, that's a game we gave away. That's a game we should've walked away comfortably with three points, in my opinion."

— Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, following the Union's 2-1 win over the defending MLS champions

— Kerith Gabriel

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