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New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC: Game Thread

Fresh off a win and the accompanying confidence and flush with rumours of incoming players, what will the good ship Toronto face as they enter the cauldron that is Giillette Stadium?

There's something so interesting, neither of them are still around!
There's something so interesting, neither of them are still around!
Winslow Townson

2013 MLS Season, Game 22
7:30pm ET, August 4, 2013
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Sportsnet 360

Referee Ricardo Salazar
Assistants James Conlee, Kevin Klinger, Geoff Gamble
Last Meeting 5/25/2013 (Foxborough), NER 2-0 TFC
All-Time Head to Head NER 5, TFC 3, Ties 6
Foxborough Head to Head NER 5, TFC 1, Ties 2
Weather Mostly Sunny (Some Clouds), 20°C
Wind NW 10 km/h

Two wins in a row? Surely you jest. Just one was almost a pipe dream a week ago, but TFC actually ended up beating Columbus. Now they take their show on the road to the suburbs of Boston, where the Revolution await. Both teams are coming off come-from-behind wins; while the Reds were busy turning the tables on the Crew, the Revs burned DC.

But recent meetings were a little more one-sided, last time these teams met Diego Fagundez was the hero. But the Reds are a changed unit from the last time these teams met in the cauldron that is Gillette Stadium; Toronto didn't have Jonas Elmer and Alvaro Rey. And there seemed little chance of even one maximiliano, never mind a potential two. Matias Laba has racked up some solid performances as of late, and Jonathan Osorio...well, has been the awesome and handsome Jonathan Osorio. That's something to smile about in a sea of tears, no?

But the other side has something to prove as well; the Boston-area side is clinging on to one of the last playoff spots in the East despite a relatively slow start; and the massive snub of Jose Goncalves at the All-Star Game (of which many SBN writers agree was a glaring omission) and a league low 19 goals against means getting a result in a place that has only yielded one win in approximately five visits will be tough. But hey, pigs can fly...right? (If you think they can, you may be able to win, win, win...if you're smart enough to be smarter than Winter!)

Do check out our fearless skipper's preview of tonight's game, and then turn on Sportsnet 360 (or MLS Live if you have that), and follow along with us here. Start it off with all the usual lovely pre-game trappings of team news and whatnot, followed by in-game chat. Can we witness the impossible? We don't recommend holding your breath, but then again...what's another round of asphyxiation, eh?