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TFC head West to face the Galaxy

Posted on 18 September 2009 by Mahmoud Shoblaq

Following the win against Colorado, Toronto needs to stay consistent as they are in desperate need of points in Saturday’s match at the LA Galaxy. With the standings very tight, every game and every point is important for all teams; therefore making this a very crucial match!

Carl Robinson
is out with an ankle injury and Adrian Serioux is questionable for the match; while everyone else is available for selection.

If Toronto continues to score as they have shown they are capable of doing, they will have a good chance of achieving a result. The Galaxy will also be aiming to get maximum points to keep possession of their solid spot in the Western Conference standings.

An entertaining match is expected, with Julian de Guzman possibly making his debut in Toronto’s midfield from where he will go toe-to-toe with David Beckham.

TFC keeper Stefan Frei won his fourth MLS Save of the Week honors for his performance at BMO against Colorado which guaranteed Toronto the three points. The rookie continues to impress with his great performances and will play a major role in TFC’s future.

Previous three MLS results for each team:

Los Angeles Galaxy (9-5-11):
vs. FC Dallas (Home)= 6-3 Loss
vs. Chivas USA (Home)= 1-0 Win
vs. D.C. United (Away)= 0-0 Draw

Toronto FC (9-9-7):
vs. Colorado Rapids (Home)= 3-2 Win
vs. Colorado Rapids (Away)= 1-0 Loss
vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Away)= 0-0 Draw

PREDICTIONS FOR THE UPCOMING GAME:

  • Everyone is healthy to play with the exception of Carl Robinson. Adrian Serioux is questionable.
  • Likely TFC starting line-up: GK: Stefan Frei. DF: Marvel Wynne, Nana Attakora, Nick Garcia,  Jim Brennan. MF: Dwayne De Rosario, Julian de Guzman, Amado Guevara, Sam Cronin . FW: Chad Barrett, Ali Gerba.
  • The line-up could be slightly different depending on Chris Cummins’ tactical choices.
  • ASN puts the chances of a TFC win at 40%, a draw at 30%, and a loss at 30%.
  • Final score prediction: TFC WIN,  Toronto FC 2 – LA Galaxy 1

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