Toronto FC’s injury list is clearing up, but they will have Gold Cup absences to deal with over the coming weeks. Here is the full availability report going into tonight’s second leg of the Canadian Championship final against the Montreal Impact.
Both of Toronto’s goalkeepers are fit. Clint Irwin started the first leg in Montreal, and you can expect him to continue to pick up Voyageurs Cup duties here.
Players available: Alex Bono, Clint Irwin
Nick Hagglund remains out with a torn MCL. Per the eight-to-12-week timeline issued at the time of the injury, he is looking at anywhere between another two weeks and a month on the sidelines.
Justin Morrow has been called up to the USA’s squad for the Gold Cup and will not be available against Montreal.
Players available: Oyvind Alseth, Brandon Aubrey, Steven Beitashour, Jason Hernandez, Chris Mavinga, Drew Moor, Ashtone Morgan, Eriq Zavaleta
The three players expected to be in Canada’s Gold Cup squad - Jonathan Osorio and Raheem Edwards among the midfielders as well as forward Tosaint Ricketts - will all be available to Greg Vanney against Montreal.
So will Armando Cooper, who will link up with the Panama squad after Saturday’s game against FC Dallas.
With Michael Bradley kept out of the USA’s Gold Cup squad for now, that means Toronto have a full midfield complement at their disposal.
Players available: Michael Bradley, Sergio Camargo, Jay Chapman, Benoit Cheyrou, Armando Cooper, Marky Delgado, Raheem Edwards, Tsubasa Endoh, Jonathan Osorio, Victor Vazquez
For the first time in a while, Toronto are fully fit up front.
Ricketts was back on the bench against the New England Revolution and could get some minutes under his belt before heading to the Gold Cup, especially with Vanney needing to include three Canadians in his starting lineup.
Jordan Hamilton is another option there, with Jozy Altidore likely to be the man who drops out having played all 180 minutes of the first leg against Montreal and Friday’s match against the Revs.
Players available: Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco, Jordan Hamilton, Tosaint Ricketts, Ben Spencer