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Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls: Game Thread

Four draws...will it be five, or is TFC due a win or a loss against the New York Red Bulls? Find out along with your friends at WTR.starting at 1:30pm ET.

Siddown and shaddaup, punk.
Siddown and shaddaup, punk.
Jim McIsaac

Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls
2013 MLS Season, Game 8
2:00pm ET, April 27, 2013
BMO Field, Toronto
, Ontario
TSN, RDS (Canada), MSG (New York), MLS Live

Referee Jorge Gonzalez
Assistants Daniel Belleau, Eric Boria, Geoff Gamble
All Time Head-to-Head TFC 4, NYRB 8, Draw 3
Toronto Head-to-Head
TFC 3, NYRB 2, Draw 1
Last Meeting 9/29/2012, NYRB 4-1 TFC
Weather Sunny, 14°C
Wind SW 18 km/h


TORONTO FC Starting XI Bendik; Richter, Agbossoumonde, O'Dea, Morgan; Lambe, Silva, Hall, Ephraim; Braun, Earnshaw
Bench Frei; Califf, Henry, Bekker, Osorio, Bostock, Wiedeman
NEW YORK Starting XI Robles; Barklage, Olave, Holgersson, Miller; Sam, Cahill, Alexander, Steele; Espindola, Henry
Bench Castano, Pearce, Kimura, Lade, Bustamante, Akpan, Luyindula

What a news day it was yesterday, eh? A new young DP, and a new president of the whole kit and caboodle -- and one that actually knows how MLS works too. It may be a bit too much to digest for one day, and now here's another: a league match.

Seven points in seven games has been nice, but after dropping eight points in four straight draws (three of which from a winning position) -- TFC fans are grumpy again. But can you blame them? At least the team is aware that they're prone to late game collapses, and against a New York side that is hurting in the midfield with absences due to suspension (, not the LA one) and injury (Dax McCarty)...well, who knows? They do have Fabian Espindola, which usually means a fast break. And then there's Jamison Olave and that wily Australian Tim Cahill...oh, and there's some other guys, especially one named Thierry Henry too.

But hey, it's not like we'll be totally outgunned, right? New York seems to be awful at being broken at the back, and Robert Earnshaw could stand to benefit from another Justin Braun crash-bang-boom-athon. Darren O'Dea and his team of ever-disappearing defenders will have their hands full with NY's offense, and with Ashtone Morgan back after coming off suspension -- who knows what might happen? (If you think you our Are You Smarter? game!)

So find out with us here, with news, updates and lineups as soon as they hit twitter, followed by the match proper -- join your fellow WTR readers and writers as we watch the game together. How will this go? Let's find out together here!