Toronto FC enter this year’s playoffs as the only team still alive with a completely clean bill of health. Here’s a full rundown on the Reds’ fitness situation ahead of Monday night’s Eastern Conference semi-final first leg against the New York Red Bulls.
Both Alex Bono and Clint Irwin are fit and available, with Bono expected to start.
Players available: Alex Bono, Clint Irwin, Mark Pais
Nick Hagglund is healthy and training after recovering from his second knee injury of the season. The centre-back has not played since returning, though, and is unlikely to get the chance to win his place back until 2018 unless other players go down.
Ashtone Morgan and Oyvind Alseth are also likely to sit the playoffs out due to their positions further down the depth chart.
Players available: Drew Moor, Eriq Zavaleta, Chris Mavinga, Nick Hagglund, Jason Hernandez, Justin Morrow, Steven Beitashour, Oyvind Alseth, Ashtone Morgan
Benoit Cheyrou recovered from a calf tear in September and - though he has seen only five minutes of MLS action since making his return - could feature as a substitute.
Sergio Camargo and Tsubasa Endoh are on the first-team roster but have spent most of the year with TFC II and will almost certainly not feature.
Players available: Michael Bradley, Victor Vazquez, Nicolas Hasler, Raheem Edwards, Marky Delgado, Jonathan Osorio, Jay Chapman, Benoit Cheyrou, Armando Cooper, Sergio Camargo, Tsubasa Endoh
Jozy Altidore has three starts under his belt and Sebastian Giovinco two since the duo missed time towards the end of the season with muscle issues.
Do not expect to see youngsters Jordan Hamilton or Ben Spencer unless one of TFC’s three senior forwards is hurt.
Players available: Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco, Tosaint Ricketts, Jordan Hamilton, Ben Spencer