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Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 40 (vs. Columbus Crew SC)

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The last match of the 2019 regular season.... get your guesses in on Decision Day!

MLS: Toronto FC at Columbus Crew SC
Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo (10) turns away from Columbus Crew SC midfielder Luis Diaz (18) in the second half at MAPFRE Stadium.
(Bartram/USA TODAY Sports)

TORONTO, Ont. — The Reds finish off their final match of the 2019 MLS Regular Season Sunday afternoon when Toronto FC plays host to former General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko and Trillium Cup rivals Columbus Crew SC.

In what should be an eventful Decision Day — with all matches around MLS kicking off at 4 p.m. EST — TFC are looking to propel themselves from sixth to fourth with a win against the Crew and some help around the rest of the league. If the Reds don’t win, however, they could find themselves as low as seventh in the East. (Martyn Bailey’s By the Numbers breaks down TFC’s playoff scenarios ahead of Sunday’s game for us here.)

If they are able to sneak into the fourth, TFC will earn a first-round home date in the MLS Cup Playoffs, which is more crucial this year with the post-season converting to a one-and-done format — no more two-legged home-and-away ties.

Toronto rolls into Sunday confident, coming off a 2-2 away tie to the Chicago Fire, extending their undefeated run to end the MLS Regular Season to an impressive nine games. With that said, most of those matches have ended in draws, leaving a lot to be desired.

They’ll look to finish strong against a deceivingly tough Columbus Crew side, who are also undefeated in their last five matches, including earning an impressive 2-0 win over the third-place Philadelphia Union last weekend. In the teams’ first meeting this season on Aug. 17, a 90th minute Jozy Altidore goal helped secure a 2-2 away tie for the Reds.

After being eliminated from playoff contention, TFC’s Trillium Cup rivals look revitalized with the pressure lifted off their shoulders. Bezbatchenko must like what he sees from his boyhood club heading into the off-season, as Toronto may have their hands full Sunday afternoon.

The task at hand is in front of them. While Toronto and their fans will inevitably be scoreboard watching, none of that matters if the Reds don’t pick up the three points at BMO Field Sunday.

So, with so much on the line, what happens today? Do the Reds continue their undefeated streak alive? Or can the Crew play spoiler at BMO? Get your guesses in below (team and result).


Standings Update

With only one more regular-season match to play, the prediction league is coming to a close. Keep in mind, we will be doing playoffs as well, so if the Reds make a run, there is still some time to make up ground. Still just two points seperates DTM-NS and ontexco at the top of the leaderboard with Jith12 not far behind. Can ontexco jump ahead here?

WTR Prediction League Standings (Oct. 6)

Name Result TFC Goals Opp. Goals Bonus Total
Name Result TFC Goals Opp. Goals Bonus Total
DTM-NS 42 12 17 0 71
ontexco 44 8 17 0 69
Jith12 38 11 15 0 64
Gentlemanly Sports Enthusiast 36 13 13 0 62
Footy Wolverine Go Blue 38 10 12 1 61
Curtis Gergly-Garner 32 11 13 2 58
pkelamis 38 11 7 1 57
The Real SK TFC Fan 34 11 12 0 57
djopel00 32 10 12 0 54
Jeffrey P. Nesker 30 9 15 0 54
blkndkr 32 8 11 0 51
AMS1984 32 5 14 0 51
Dartmouth Bound 30 11 9 1 51
musccsparky 34 7 9 0 50
GetThatGarbageOuttaHere 28 10 9 1 48
Frank Eva 30 8 9 0 47
c.beaulieu 22 9 16 0 47
JV TFC 26 4 14 2 46
JohnnyHandsome 30 8 8 0 46
HeavyRedFlow 26 9 10 1 46
wakingthejake 30 6 6 1 43
Benedict Rhodes 22 7 10 1 40
RustyRamone 28 3 9 0 40
jaypere 18 4 6 1 29
Canadismo 16 7 4 0 27
shamj 14 3 7 0 24
Lord Flashheart 14 1 6 1 22
MikeyNorth 12 4 5 0 21
Elusivecart 8 4 4 5 21
Karhu Gaming 12 3 3 0 18
Mike Whaley 8 4 3 0 15
Mic Mac 77 10 2 2 0 14
torontofc.1city.1love 10 0 3 0 13
thunderkat1 8 1 3 0 12
Michael Singh 6 2 3 1 12
henryforpm 6 1 3 0 10
Matt Boyle 4 3 1 0 8
kimbojoe17 4 2 2 0 8
geek4guitar 6 1 1 0 8
George Bettencourt 6 0 1 0 7
MrTuktoyaktuk 6 0 0 0 6
Coconut King 6 0 0 0 6
PhantastiK 2 1 1 0 4
ivanharhaj 4 0 0 0 4
Kent Martin 2 1 0 0 3
bvillaa 2 0 1 0 3
Red Robbie 2 0 0 0 2
MichaelP_TFC 0 0 2 0 2
mxhammers 2 0 0 0 2
madrush 2 0 0 0 2
Mariner's Stupid Shorts 2 0 0 0 2
Will Dunn 0 0 1 0 1
Arjon 0 0 1 0 1
akcasama 0 1 0 0 1
TFC Is Killing Me 0 0 1 0 1
Tfcfan110 0 0 1 0 1
Derek Gagnon 0 1 0 0 1
WTR Prediction League Round 40 (vs. Columbus Crew)