Toronto FC are likely to be without all three of their designated players once again when they face the Ottawa Fury in the second leg of their Canadian Championship semi-final on Wednesday night. The Fury took a surprise 2-1 lead at TD Place, leaving the Reds with work to do to overturn the deficit at BMO Field.
Toronto have both of their goalkeepers fit and ready to go. Expect Clint Irwin to come back in with Alex Bono preferred in MLS games of late.
Players available: Clint Irwin, Alex Bono
Nick Hagglund is two-and-a-half weeks into an estimated eight to 12 weeks on the sidelines with a torn MCL.
Raheem Edwards will serve a one-match suspension after being sent off in the first leg.
Ashtone Morgan continues to get closer to full fitness and could be in line for his first start with TFC since recovering from a stress fracture in his foot that required surgery.
TFC II’s match against Saint Louis on Friday night could see the likes of Mitchell Taintor and Oyvind Alseth left out of the squad unless it is deemed they are needed in the starting XI.
Players available: Oyvind Alseth, Brandon Aubrey, Steven Beitashour, Jason Hernandez, Chris Mavinga, Drew Moor, Ashtone Morgan, Justin Morrow, Mitchell Taintor, Eriq Zavaleta
Michael Bradley will not be involved as he prepares to link up with the USA for the international break.
Marky Delgado’s suspension for his red card against the Columbus Crew will be served in the next MLS game, meaning he is available to face Ottawa.
Players available: Sergio Camargo, Jay Chapman, Benoit Cheyrou, Armando Cooper, Marky Delgado, Tsubasa Endoh, Jonathan Osorio, Victor Vazquez
Sebastian Giovinco could be cleared to play after a quad injury, according to Greg Vanney, but whether or not he is selected if that is the case remains to be seen.
Like Bradley, Jozy Altidore will be unavailable due to his international commitments.
Players available: Sebastian Giovinco (doubtful), Jordan Hamilton, Tosaint Ricketts, Ben Spencer