Toronto FC II vs. FC Montreal
12:30 PM EST
Stade Saputo, Montreal
The big storyline going into this weekend around Toronto FC is the fact that the MLS club will be undermanned due to injuries and the international break. But the affects of this are being felt in all levels of the Toronto FC organization. As a result of the injuries to the first team, Toronto FC II will be without Ashtone Morgan, Jordan Hamilton, Clement Simonen and Jay Chapman. All four are headed to Salt Lake for the MLS Squad's game on Sunday. The team will also be without Quillan Roberts and Chris Mannella, who were called up to the Canadian national team.
As a result, Toronto FC II have been forced to make some call ups of their own. The team has called up Martin Davis, Raheem Thorpe, Matteo Reshepo, Raheem Edwards, Jordan Montoya and Filippo Di Bennado from Toronto FC academy. Considering how many players from the main team are missing it is expected that at least one of these players make their debut off the bench.
Here are the starting lineups for both teams:
#TFCLive Starting XI: Bono, Charpie, Fabrizi, Bouchard, Serjeant, Uccello, Nunes, Aparicio, Mirabelli, Kaye, Babouli— TFC II (@TorontoFCII) March 28, 2015
Alex Bono will hope this week will go better than last, where a rookie mistake played a big role in the team's 3-2 loss to the Charleston Battery. Mo Babouli will hope to keep up his scoring touch from last week while Wes Charpie will hope to continue his impressive start to the season in defense.
The big name in Montreal's lineup is Hassoun Camara, who is playing for FC Montreal to stay fit after being suspended in MLS.
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