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Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against the New England Revolution

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The Reds embark on their favourite away trip

MLS: New England Revolution at Toronto FC Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday evening Toronto FC will be at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Revolution.

Unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, The Reds will be looking to beat their hosts in New England for the first time in quite a while.

There is nobody listed on the MLS Injury Report, so everyone should is expected to be available for selection in this one.


Goalkeeper

Quentin Westberg

With the Canadian Championship only a couple of weeks away, Alex Bono likely won’t be seeing any MLS action until then. Westberg has been in decent form anyway, and has made some important saves over the last few matches.

Defenders

Richie Laryea, Omar Gonzalez, Chris Mavinga, Justin Morrow

Richie Laryea was called up to Canada’s squad for the upcoming Nations League games against Cuba, well deserved recognition for his excellent - and consistent - performances this season. Omar Gonzalez wasn’t called up to play for the USA, who also didn’t call up Michael Bradley or Jozy Altidore. MLS play games during the international window for some reason, so having those three players around during the international break is a massive bonus.

Chris Mavinga was up to his old tricks against the Impact last week, making another highlight-reel tackle:

Justin Morrow also put in a vintage performance, scoring a goal and being an attacking threat from the left wing-back position throughout the match. He was named among the starters in the MLS Team of the Week for his performance.

Midfielders

Michael Bradley, Alejandro Pozuelo, Marky Delgado, Erickson Gallardo, Nicolas Benezet

Without Samuel Piette in the Montreal midfield, Toronto FC had a bit more breathing room than they would have had if Piette was on the pitch. After Alejandro Pozuelo came on at halftime, he took control of the match, creating chances for his teammates to score.

Marky Delgado scored his first goal of the season, firing a low shot through the legs of a pair of Impact defenders to tie the game.

Forward

Jozy Altidore

After a giant tifo depicting him was unfurled in the south end before the match, Jozy had a decent performance on the pitch. He wasn't able to find the back of the net, but he caused problems for the defenders all game long.


My full starting XI: