Toronto FC vs. Orlando City, 8
Where: BMO Field
Watch: (Local) TV 27
The Buzz: Orlando City (6-3-1, 19 points) gets reigning MLS Cup champion Toronto FC at BMO field after getting a short week to prepare. … The Lions are coming off a 2-1 loss to Atlanta United, though both coach Jason Kreis and the club’s players agreed Orlando City built some momentum in the second half of that match. … Star striker Dom Dwyer (lower-body injury), right back Scott Sutter (knee), Yoshi Yotún (yellow card accumulation) and centerback Jonathan Spector (concussion) remain out. … Toronto FC (2-6-1, 7 points) is coming off a 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution. … The Reds will be without Sebastian Giovinco (red card suspension) and Jozy Altidore (foot surgery).
Players to watch
Striker Stéfano Pinho: Pinho had an amazing debut for Orlando City, scoring a match-tying goal in stoppage team in the club’s season opener against D.C. United. He’ll be a key part of the attack today with Dwyer out.
Holding midfielder Uri Rosell: Is the holding midfielder ready for a full 90 minutes? His passing in the middle third will be critical today. It’ll also be good to see how he pairs with Cristian Higuita.
Centerback Amro Tarek: It’s his last game before he leaves for Cairo for international duty. He’s been an anchor for Orlando City’s back line this season.
- Pinho gets his second goal of the season, and it’ll come in the first half
- Chris Mueller finds the back of the net again
- Orlando City won’t give up a set piece goal
Time to get rollin'
— Toronto FC (@torontofc) May 18, 2018
Orlando City: (4-2-3-1, R to L) Bendik; Johnson, Sané, Tarek, El-Munir; Higuita, Rosell; Mueller, Kljestan, Meram; Pinho
Bench: Edwards, Schuler, Allen,Powers, Rocha, Laryea, Colmán
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) May 18, 2018