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What to watch for this weekend

MLS: New York City FC at Toronto FC John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC will welcome the Chicago Fire to BMO Field in MLS Week 6, looking to extend their 100% record to start the league campaign. Here are a couple things to keep in mind ahead of Saturday’s kickoff.

Fantastic Four

TFC will look to win their opening four league games of the season for the first time in their history. They are already sitting on the franchise record for points through their first four matches (9) which they achieved in 2014.

This means any positive result on Saturday will see them set a new club mark for points at this stage of the season.

Interestingly, the club went five matches without a loss to start the 2017 season, but that march to the treble included four draws from five.

Pozo Encore?

Alejandro Pozuelo captured the hearts of the BMO Field faithful and the attention of the rest of MLS last weekend with a historic debut for the Reds. Numbers can’t come close to describing the true beauty and panache of his opening act.

Pozuelo became the 12th TFC player to score in his competitive debut with the club, and just the third to score a brace. But neither Jermain Defoe (2014) nor the player he was traded for, Jozy Altidore (2015) had an assist to go with their two-goal performance, a feat that Pozuelo managed on Friday.

Pozuelo will look to join Defoe as the only men to score in their first two competitive matches for TFC when he takes the field against Chicago.

The Cleanest Sheets

Alex Bono has the highlight reel and winners’ medals to cement his place in TFC history. But the clean sheet he earned against New York City FC last weekend moved him to within one of the club record in MLS regular season play. Bono currently sits one behind Stefan Frei’s 19 clean sheets in regular season play, a total he’s amassed in nine fewer starts. Bono’s name is already at the top of many TFC lists, but a goalless performance on Saturday could move him to the top of yet another one.