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Toronto FC Tidbits: Club Expect Justin Morrow Foul to be Reviewed by MLS

A weekly wrap-up of Toronto FC news.

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For the second straight game, Toronto FC may lose a player to suspension. The Major League Soccer disciplinary committee is reviewing a tackle that Morrow made during Toronto FC's 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution. The play originally earned Morrow a yellow card.

If the disciplinary committee so choose, they could rule that the tackle should have warranted a red card. That would mean Morrow would miss Toronto FC's game this weekend against D.C. United. The play would come before Toronto's lone goal against the New England Revolution, adding to the controversy surround that play.

If Morrow is suspended, it would be a big blow to a Toronto backline that has been solid through the first five games of the season. The club has been one of the best defensive teams in the league this year, allowing just five goals this season. Morrow has started every minute of the season so far at right back. Fortunately, Toronto FC has a ready-made replacement for Morrow, as Ashtone Morgan played several minutes last season at left back.

Benoit Cheyrou was suspended last weekend for a pair of yellow cards in the first twenty minutes of the club's 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids last month.

Malik Johnson, Toronto FC II Impress in Win over FC Montreal, Look Ahead to Home Opener

Toronto FC's USL affiliate continued their impressive start to the USL season this weekend with a 2-1 win over FC Montreal. The win means the team is undefeated through their first two games after a 2-2 draw in their season opener against the New York Red Bulls II.

Malik Johnson opened the scoring for Toronto FC 2 with an unbelievable effort, and Raheem Edwards scored his second of the season to give Toronto the win. Canadian youth international Ballou Tabla scored the lone goal for the Montreal Impact.

The next game for Toronto FC II will be their home opener on Sunday. They play the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, who lost their only match so far this season. A win or draw would be just the second time in club history that Toronto FC II has earned results in three consecutive games.

The match will be played at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughn, Ontario which is the newly built home field of Toronto FC II. Tickets to the match are still available for $10 through the Toronto FC website.

Benoit Cheyrou, Tsubasa Endoh Remain on the Sidelines

Unfortunately if Toronto FC are to lose Morrow to suspension, they may not be getting any re-enforcements. Cheyrou's suspension has been served, but the veteran midfielder after leaving training early through injury. His status will be updated later in the week.

Meanwhile, rookie Tsubasa Endoh could miss his third straight match with a lower-body contusion. The young winger impressed in his first few matches with the club but missed trips to Colorado and New England as a result of his injury.