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New England Revolution v Toronto FC. Preview/Game thread.

Was going to go with that Frei picture, but this one's funnier.
Was going to go with that Frei picture, but this one's funnier.

New England Revolution v Toronto FC

Gillette Stadium, 8pm E.D.T, TSN

Fergie time giveth and Fergie time taketh away.  After the good times of Alan Gordon's goal and Stefan Frei's celebration on Saturday, Tuesday gave us the kick to the nads that was Panama's goal that knocked Canada out of the Gold Cup. 

At least TFC will get Julian de Guzman back earlier than expected, but that's not something New England needed to worry about with their star midfielder as Shalrie Joseph decided to leave his Grenadian teammates to get their arses kicked all by themselves and so is very much available for this game.  His decision to stay with New England hasn't really helped them much though as they're currently one of the few teams playing worse than TFC, riding a 4 game losing streak into this contest to give a patched up TFC team some kind of reason for optimism.  Of course that's probably about the only reason for optimism, TFC have drawn twice in a row away from home now, and that sort of consistency can't possibly keep going can it? 

The defence will probably be unchanged, which means Ty Harden and Doneil Henry in the middle, with Danleigh Borman trying to keep Nassey quiet on Boston's right side.  In the middle, well, with Tony Tchani and Jacob Peterson unlikely to play, I'd say that lets Mikael Yourassowsky and Nathan Sturgis play again, along with either Alen Stevanovic or Maicon Santos given another chance if only because there's no-one else really.  Up front Alan Gordon's got to get the start and that's a very good sign, hopefully this time he'll be able to have a good run of injury free games, as he just keeps on proving he's crucial to our chances.

I'm in Prague so the game will be going on at 2am my time.  There's a 100% chance I'll be drunk, and I'd say a 10% chance I'll still be up and able to watch and follow along here and on twitter, so if anyone finds a stream, please post it, as for some reason I doubt it's on tv over here.

Come on you Reds!