TFC will travel to Red Bull Arena this weekend as they try to close the gap on the New York Red Bulls in the standings.
The Energy Drinkers have been one of the most consistent clubs in an Eastern Division that has seen almost everyone run hot an cold this season. In tight games they seem to find a way to sneak out with at least a point. In fact they haven't suffered a loss in league play since July 4 and haven't dropped full points at home since June 20. If TFC are to come away with anything they will have to find a way to shore things up at the back.
New York are averaging over 1.5 goals for at home this season not something TFC supporters wan to hear. While TFC's road form in the 2015 season has been positive it hasn't been because of their ability to defend. The last time TFC held an opponent to under 3 goals on the road was in their 2-1 victory over DC United on June 6th. That's 14 goals conceded over their last four road games for a squad that will now have to attempt to shut down one of the most dangerous attacks in the league.
For a team that is going to have to score goals the good news for TFC is that New York will be without breakout defensive player Damien Perrinelle, who will be suspended. It is also possible that the Energy Drinkers will be missing Jamaican international Kemar Lawerence from the back as well. Lawerence picked up a hamstring injury earlier this week.
TFC will have every opportunity to keep pace with New York this weekend. Who prevails in this potential goalfest?
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