92’ - It’s over. 17 losses this year for TFC. 3 straight wins for Beckham’s boys. We suck.
90’ + 2’ - Thank you, Soccer Gods.
88’ - A rare Mitch tweet:
The scary part about this #TFCLive team is every time it seems like they are building something all of those blocks crumble really easily. Going to make player/squad/coaching evaluation this off-season that much more difficult.— Mitchell Tierney (@mitchelltierney) October 21, 2021
81’ - TORONTO SUBSTITUTION:
80’ | Our final change of the evening.— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) October 21, 2021
3-0 | #MIAvTOR | #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/cdCYwLHp1w
80’ - MIAMI SUBSTITUTION:
80’ | #PubSub x @Publix— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) October 21, 2021
75’ - Yellow Card issued to LGP of Miami, his 13th of the season and most in the league.
72’ - MIAMI SUBSTITUTION:
72’ | #PubSub x @Publix— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) October 21, 2021
67’ - More fun stats from Martyn Bailey:
Eriq Zavaleta has become the first man to score an OG in both @MLS and @CampeonesCup history. #TFCLive— Martyn Bailey (@martyn_bailey) October 21, 2021
64’ - MIAMI DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION:
64 ’ | #PubSub x @Publix— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) October 21, 2021
63’ - GOAL! MIAMI! TOR 0 - 3 MIAMI an own goal for Zavs off a set play.
Mixing it up… conceding from a corner BUT from an OGpic.twitter.com/omS1t40M0N— Waking the Red (@WakingtheRed) October 21, 2021
Can #TFCLive give Kevin Politz a run out there? This marking in the box is shocking and if they’re going to play young guys - then at least give Politz a run out.— Rachel Doerrie (@racheldoerrie) October 21, 2021
61’ - MB1’s got the stats, and they are fun
It appears we have an new alltime @TorontoFC slayer.. #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/14j61EsT2e— Martyn Bailey (@martyn_bailey) October 21, 2021
58’ - TORONTO DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION:
↪️ @JaydenNelson__— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) October 21, 2021
2-0 | #MIAvTOR | #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/Ka2ZxOU7yj
56’ - CHANCE! MIAMI! Gonzalo Higuain blasts one wide from 20’ out.
46’ - MIAMI SUBSTITUTION: (and Chappers was having a great game, too)
45 ’ | #PubSub x @Publix— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) October 21, 2021
45’ - TORONTO SUBSTITUTION:
46’ | One change as we kick off the second half.— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) October 21, 2021
2-0 | #MIAvTOR | #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/pyEUbbmsO6
HT - This is bad.
Work to do.@ricohcanada | #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/dpNNCqNxfT— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) October 21, 2021
45’+2’ - I cannot stress how bad Miami is and how much we are making them look like world beaters.
45’ - GOAL! TFC 0 - 2 MIAMI. A whole bunch of corners lead to another goal and we have given up 51 goals this season.
Concede early AND get scored on from a corner…— Waking the Red (@WakingtheRed) October 21, 2021
Feels like throwback TFC pic.twitter.com/lMAa3N3kfE
44’ - SAVE! Bono tips Gonzalo Higauin’s powerful effort.
43’ - JMR concedes a free kick just outside the box. Yeeeesh.
39’ - TFC SUBSTITUTION:
39’ | An injury forces a first half change.— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) October 21, 2021
↩️ Yeferson Soteldo
1-0 | #MIAvTOR | #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/8MGvKqNQzh
35’ - Soteldo goes off with an injury. Great.
31’ - Mullins is having a howler. I’m sad to say.
8:00PM EST - CONCAfinal. Work to do on the return leg.
⌛️ ¡FINAL DEL PARTIDO! @ADSantos61 3-1 @ForgeFCHamilton #SCL21 pic.twitter.com/lMOAHVbt68— Concacaf (@Concacaf) October 20, 2021
17’ - Some Grossi Insight
Very lively introduction for Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty in his first MLS start - already crafted 2 solid scoring chances, well, maybe more like 1.5#TFCLive— James Grossi (@grawsee) October 20, 2021
13’ - CHANCE! Soteldo finishes a great ball from Poz but it’s waved offside.
11’ - Yellow card to Higuain.
11’ - GOAL! TFC 0 - 1 INTER MIAMI - Higuain hasn’t scored in 6 games. Bono gifts him one.
There it is! ⚽— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) October 20, 2021
Federico Higuain finds the back the net to give #InterMiamiCF the early lead here at #DRVPNKStadium! pic.twitter.com/X7RngpjLlD
That's some terrible distribution, even for Bono.— Kevin (@YellingAtSoccer) October 20, 2021
10’ - CHANCE! TFC! Soteldo tries his luck because he doesn’t trust Mullins.
9’ - CHANCE! TFC! Mullins stabs at it, and muffs a clear chance.
2’ - Higuain almost puts Miami up inside 2’ - it’s thankfully offside.
LMFAO OFFSIDE BUT STILL LMFAO— Ghouldaddy (@Ghoul_Daddy) October 20, 2021
1’ - Here we go.
7:34PM EST - Almost time for the main event. Your Toronto FC.
7:17PM EST - Forge is kinda getting worked right now.
52' | Goal for Santos— Forge FC (@ForgeFCHamilton) October 20, 2021
We have some work to do in the next 40 minutes!#Santos 3-1 #ForgeFC | #SCL21
7:09PM EST - Let’s not do Mullins Slander? Let’s will a goal for our boy.
6:57PM EST - In CONCANews:
HALFTIME! ⏰@ADSantos61 2-1 @ForgeFCHamilton #SCL21 pic.twitter.com/iGrFnQHoqc— Concacaf (@Concacaf) October 20, 2021
6:28PM EST - Special to Team David Beckham: Took you long enough!
Stop by the team shops at #DRVPNKStadium and get your Pink #InterMiamiCF gear for #DRVPNK Night! pic.twitter.com/3kxMyBBcbq— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) October 20, 2021
6:24PM EST - 2-1 for Santos.
17' | Goal for Santos#Santos 2-1 #ForgeFC | #SCL21— Forge FC (@ForgeFCHamilton) October 20, 2021
6:18PM EST - And Santos has equalized. Game. On.
12' | Santos equalizes— Forge FC (@ForgeFCHamilton) October 20, 2021
The Costa Ricans score off of a free kick in a dangerous area. We're all tied up in San Jose. #Santos 1-1 #ForgeFC | #SCL21
6:17PM EST - In other CONCANews, Forge FC is doing the damn thing.
GOAL— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) October 20, 2021
Oh captain, my captain @ForgeFCHamilton skipper Kyle Bekker opens the scoring vs. Santos de Guapiles in Leg 1 of this #SCL21 quarter-final clash#CanPL | TELUS ch. 980 | https://t.co/hishXepRT3 pic.twitter.com/E6rbGB2i5N
Inter Miami CF: Does video lineups because ahahahahaha.
Our #InterMiamiCF Starting XI vs Toronto FC at #DRVPNKStadium ⚽— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) October 20, 2021
Lineup x @XBTOGroup pic.twitter.com/d9mpqX7b6X
Toronto FC: Mullins STARTS!!!
Ready to roll— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) October 20, 2021
Tonight's Starting XI vs. @InterMiamiCF#MIAvTOR | #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/WwigfySjW4
Preview (c/o Aasim Hashim)
TORONTO, Ont. - With very little to play for in 2021, the Reds will have to find moral victories in their remaining matchups. On Wednesday night, as TFC travel to Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium, the Reds will be looking for their first win of 2021 against Inter Miami.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM EST and can be watched on TSN5.
With TFC officially eliminated from the 2021 MLS Playoffs, it leaves just one meaningful competition for this group to salvage something from this season - the Canadian Championship. While the next round of matches isn’t until November 3rd when the Reds take on Pacific FC, making sure the Reds are firing on all cylinders heading into that week will undoubtedly be the goal for Head Coach Javier Perez and his coaching staff.
To that end, the minutes that striker Jozy Altidore and midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo were able to play on the weekend, in the Club’s 2-0 loss against Atlanta United, could prove vital. Saturday saw Altidore, Pozuelo, and Yeferson Soteldo combine on the field for the last 30 minutes of the match.
With injuries to both Altidore and Pozuelo at various points throughout the season, has meant that the Club’s three designated players have not been on the field together for any meaningful amount of time. While rotation will be important with the 401 Derby this weekend, helping build chemistry between the club’s three designated players will be important as the Reds close out 2021 and look ahead to 2022.
This is just the 5th time all season that all 3 of Toronto FC's Designated Players have been on the pitch at the same time. The team has played 35 games in all competitions— Michael Singh (@MichaelSingh94) October 17, 2021
From the weekend, Toronto FC have added two new names to the injury report in addition to the long-term injuries. Striker Ifunanyachi Achara, who left the weekend’s match in the first-half is listed as unavailable for Wednesday night along with defender Omar Gonzalez.
In addition to the injuries currently facing the team, the Reds will also be without midfielder Mark Delgado (yellow card accumulation) and defender Auro Jr. who was shown a straight red during TFC’s matchup against Atlanta United.
Inter Miami are coming into this game off of a 4-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on the weekend. The loss extended Miami’s winless streak to six matches. To make matters worse, through their six match losing streak, the Herons have only scored one goal but have conceded 16 times and have allowed 4 or more goals in three matches during this streak.
This six match streak has all but sealed Inter Miami’s fate in the MLS. Miami sits nine points out of a playoff spot heading into Wednesday night.
Miami’s last win in the MLS came on September 14th against Toronto FC at BMO Field. On that night, after the Reds had a Jacob Shaffelburg goal disallowed late in the match, Inter Miami got all three points at the death through a 95th minute Christian Makoun penalty.
Unsurprisingly, Inter Miami’s most dangerous option in attack is Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain. Given how influential Higuain is in Miami’s offence, it’s no surprise he leads the Club in both goals and assists. In 26 games this season, Higuain has been involved in 15 of Miami’s 25 goals having netted 10 times this season, and adding an assist on five goals.
Inter Miami will be without Ventura Alvarado, Ian Fray, Joevin Jones and Ryan Shawcross, while Nicolas Gift, Kieran Gibbs, Brek Shea, and Victor Ulloa are currently listed as questionable.
While Miami sit seven points clear of the Reds, both clubs have very similar, disastrous defensive records. The Reds and the Herons sport the same -22 goal differential, with only FC Cincinnati having a worse goal differential in the league at -26.
This will be the fourth encounter between Miami and Toronto. With their previous 1-0 win, Miami has now won two of three matches head-to-head in this matchup and have picked up all six points from the Reds this season.
Toronto’s only win against Miami came in 2020, during the expansion club’s first season in the MLS and so far in 2021, in addition to not having secured any points against Miami, no TFC player has managed to score against Miami either. The only official goal the Reds have scored against Miami this season, has been through a Kieran Gibbs own goal.
Opponent: Inter Miami CF
Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kick-off: 7:30 PM EST
Watch: TSN 5