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FT: Toronto FC 1 - 0 New England Revolution—Match thread, preview & how to watch

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TFC once again square off against one of the hottest teams in the East. Questions? Comments? Follow along and chime in with Jeffrey P. Nesker tonight on our live match thread.

MLS: New England Revolution at Toronto FC
New England Revolution forward Tajon Buchanan (17) dribbles the ball as Toronto FC defender Chris Mavinga (23) defends
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Live Match Thread

FT - WE WIN!

93’ - YELLOW CARD Issued to NER Bunburry

90’ + 3 - Into Stoppage.

89’ - SQUEAKY BUM TIME.

85’ - DOUBLE SUB TORONTO:

82’ - CHANCE! - NER oh so close!

81’ - Double Sub for the NER:

79’ - Guys. GUYS.

Bojan coverts for the Impact. 2-1.

77’ - CHANCE! Ayo kisses the post with a rocket.

77’ - The Revs are pushing HARD. TFC defending well against the onslaught.

72’ - OMG Bones what a save.

71’ - YELLOW CARD Issued to TOR Auro Jr.

70’ - Toronto Sub:

69’ - Buksa skies his shot and I screamed at my television.

68’ - Double Sub for NER.

67’ - PENALTY! - Marky Delgado takes down Lee Nyguen.

66’ - Did I hear ... LIAM FRASER?!?!

63’ - YELLOW CARD issued to NER Bye.

62’ - CHANCE! Buksa puts it wide.

59’ - CHANCE! Bono denies Lee Ngyuen.

56’ - Toronto Substitution:

54’ - In other MLS Eastern Conference news:

51’ - Impact gonna Impact.

48’ - YELLOW CARD ISSUED TO NER KESSLER. He cut down Ayo on a clear breakaway.

47’ - We’re back.

HT:

45’ + 1’ - Just a minute of Stoppage Time.

45’ - Tommy Mac is just the worst x2.

43’ - SAVE! Bono cuts the angle on Buchanan.

41’ -

40’ - Tommy Mac is just the worst.

38’ - MONTREAL IS UP 1-0 ON COLUMBUS!

35’ - STATS!

29’ - GOAL! TOR 1 - 0 NYE. AYO AKINOLA gets his 8th of the season by beating the piss out the defender.

27’ - Mavinga going all in on a tackle is both amazing and utterly terrifying.

26’ - Richie putting his body on line on both sides of the ‘pitch’.

24’ - That’s more like it! Richie bombing down the right flank never gets old.

21’ - Defending grade - A- / Attacking Grade - D-

18’ - TFC give up a Free Kick just outside the box. Sitting on my hands. Into the wall.

17’ - Delgado puts his body on the line, Then Laryea gets his foot in on Fagundez. I don’t like where this is heading.

13’ - They. Are. Playing. On. A. Carpet.

11’ - The Revs are knocking. Emergency clearance by Ritchie concedes a corner. Results in 2 phases of pressure.

9’ -

8’ - I HATE FOXBOROUGH. SHOOT IT INTO THE SUN.

5’ - CHANCE! Ayo!

3’ - “Jeffrey slots into the lineup to get some much needed minutes!

In order to help your development as GDT manager, we should make sure the comment section is extra lively tonight just to help grow your abilities.”

Some cheeky bantz in the comments from BandwagonFan15.

1’ - WHY DOES THIS STADIUM EXIST?????

7:26PM - Let’s GO!

7:22PM - Pre-Game Mood:

7:17PM - MB1 getting his spreadsheet out early. You absolutely love to see it.

7:15PM - No Pre-Game Show is TRASH. Do better TSN.

6:50PM - Ain’t that the tooth:

6:43PM - Lineups dropped EARLY, and ... lots to unpacketh.

6:30PM - Hey cool Cats and Kittens, I’m doing the match thread! PUMPED.


STARTING XI

Toronto:

The Tea Terrorists (H/T to the Vocal Minority Podcast) :


PREVIEW (Courtesy Xavier Eeswaran)

Toronto FC begin the first of their two game road trip tonight against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST on the turf field.

TFC, tied with Columbus Crew SC for first in the eastern conference, are undefeated in their last five games and look to continue their three-game winning streak against sixth-place New England. The Revolution are in good form themselves, as they are undefeated in their last four games and are coming off back to back clean sheets from goalkeeper Matt Turner.

The Reds on the other hand, are coming off of an exciting 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Union. TFC fell behind early, after conceding a goal inside of five minutes. The Reds would remain scoreless for the first half. Less than ten minutes after the half, veteran striker Jozy Altidore, who was second for TFC last year in goals (11), would leave the game with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Altidore will miss the game against New England, and has an indefinite return date.

In the second half, the team would rally behind Ayo Akinola and Alejandro Pozuelo, who both headed in their seventh goals of the season. Pozuelo, who was September’s MLS player of the month, is making a serious case for MVP this season. Pozuelo’s goal against the Union marked his fourth consecutive game finding the back of the net. Since the continuation of play following the MLS is Back Tournament, Pozuelo has scored six goals and added four assists. Pozuelo is tied for fifth in goal scored league wide, and leads the league with nine assists.

New England’s two game clean sheet streak will surely be threatened by Pozuelo and Akinola if the two are on their game. When the two sides faced earlier this season on July 21, they reached a goalless draw in the group stage of the MLS is Back Tournament. TFC are undefeated in the last three meetings between the clubs, with a 1-1 draw in the last encounter at Gillette Stadium, on Aug. 31, 2019, following two victories. A Toronto FC win would temporarily push them ahead of Columbus, and would remain in place if Columbus were to drop points. In a neck and neck race for the supporters shield, Toronto FC must win out as Columbus has the advantage in goal differential


WTR PREDICTED STARTING XI

We’re predicting no changes from that second-half side that scored three against Columbus.


HOW TO WATCH

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. EST tonight and those in Canada can watch on TSN 1/4 or stream it across all TSN digital platforms.

Who: New England Revolution
When: Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts
TV: TSN 1/4