|Assistants||Daniel Belleau, Eric Boria, Geoff Gamble
|All Time Head-to-Head||TFC 4, NYRB 8, Draw 3|
||TFC 3, NYRB 2, Draw 1
|Last Meeting||9/29/2012, NYRB 4-1 TFC|
|Wind||SW 18 km/h|
|TORONTO FC||Starting XI||Bendik; Richter, Agbossoumonde, O'Dea, Morgan; Lambe, Silva, Hall, Ephraim; Braun, Earnshaw|
|Bench||Frei; Califf, Henry, Bekker, Osorio, Bostock, Wiedeman|
|NEW YORK||Starting XI||Robles; Barklage, Olave, Holgersson, Miller; Sam, Cahill, Alexander, Steele; Espindola, Henry|
|Bench||Castano, Pearce, Kimura, Lade, Bustamante, Akpan, Luyindula|
What a news day it was yesterday, eh? A new young DP, and a new president of the whole kit and caboodle -- and one that actually knows how MLS works too. It may be a bit too much to digest for one day, and now here's another: a league match.
Seven points in seven games has been nice, but after dropping eight points in four straight draws (three of which from a winning position) -- TFC fans are grumpy again. But can you blame them? At least the team is aware that they're prone to late game collapses, and against a New York side that is hurting in the midfield with absences due to suspension (Juninho...no, not the LA one) and injury (Dax McCarty)...well, who knows? They do have Fabian Espindola, which usually means a fast break. And then there's Jamison Olave and that wily Australian Tim Cahill...oh, and there's some other guys, especially one named Thierry Henry too.
But hey, it's not like we'll be totally outgunned, right? New York seems to be awful at being broken at the back, and Robert Earnshaw could stand to benefit from another Justin Braun crash-bang-boom-athon. Darren O'Dea and his team of ever-disappearing defenders will have their hands full with NY's offense, and with Ashtone Morgan back after coming off suspension -- who knows what might happen? (If you think you do...play our Are You Smarter? game!)
So find out with us here, with news, updates and lineups as soon as they hit twitter, followed by the match proper -- join your fellow WTR readers and writers as we watch the game together. How will this go? Let's find out together here!