As part of the 9th round of the MLS, Nashville and Toronto will face off. Will the visitors break the series of defeats?
In the previous match, Nashville lost 0-2 to the New York Red Bulls and as a result lost its place in the playoff zone, dropping to the tenth position. That loss was Nashville's first of the season. Before that, there were two wins and five draws. Nashville has never lost in its own stadium. In the first three matches, he shared points, and in the next two, he scored the maximum number of points.
It's a terrible season for Toronto. After eight rounds, the club is in 12th place out of 14 and has only five points scored. Toronto had been scoreless in their previous three games, losing 3-6 on aggregate, before a 1-1 draw with New York City and a 2-0 win over Columbus Crew. However, there are still enough games to rectify the situation and make it to the playoff zone, from which Toronto is six points behind.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Anunga (knee injury), Cadiz (illness) - Nashville. Ahara (knee injury), Gallardo (groin injury), Soteldo (hip injury) - Toronto FC.
Statistics and figures:
- Nashville suffered one loss in eight games;
- Toronto won in one game out of eight;
- Between themselves, "Nashville" and "Toronto" met once - with the score 1:0, "Nashville" was stronger.
Despite the frequent misfires, "Nashville" still looks more complete and confident. And "Toronto" mostly loses, conceding at least two goals.