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Reds visit Revs in a key clash

Posted on 01 August 2009 by Mahmoud Shoblaq

The last few weeks have been a strong test of character for Toronto FC, yet they struggled to get results when needed. The Reds now head to New England in a very important Eastern Conference match-up. A victory is needed.

Toronto beat the Revs at BMO Field in their first encounter this season with a score of 3-1. 

At Gillette Stadium, Toronto has a few players questionable to play due to injury. Yet on a more positive note  Amadou Sanyang will be eligible for selection for the first time, as game day will be his 18th birthday.

This match is critical for Toronto FC as they are two points behind third place team D.C. United but only four points out of first place. A loss will see them fall to fifth, as New England is currently only 3 points behind TFC. The Eastern conference is very tight  and every game is crucial for all teams.

Previous three MLS results for each team:

New England Revolution (6-5-5):
vs. Houston Dynamo (Away)= 1-0 Win
vs. Chivas USA  (Home)= 2-0 Win
vs. Kansas City Wizards (Home)= 0-0 Draw

Toronto FC (7-7-5):
vs. Columbus Crew (Away)= 3-2 Loss
vs. Houston Dynamo (Home)= 1-1 Draw
vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Away)= 3-1 Win

Predictions for the upcoming game:

  • The line may not see any changes over thePuerto Rico Islanders game.
  • Adrian Serioux, Nana Attakora and Amado Guevara are still questionable coming into this game.
  • After Emmanuel Gomez’s performance in the last game he could see the start once again, while Brian Edwards could also see a start ahead of Stefan Frei, after Frei’s poor performances and with a congested schedule ahead for TFC.
  • ASN puts the chances of a TFC a win at 23%, a draw at 34%, and a loss at  43%.
  • Final score prediction: DRAW (Toronto FC 2 – New England Revolution 2)

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