Update: there is a stream!
There’s now less than a month to go until Toronto FC begin competitive play in 2018. Tonight at 9:30 EST, they’ll play their third preseason contest (the first proper soccer game, really), against Liga MX’s Club Tijuana at the University of San Diego.
Frankly, we know very little about this game (namely, whether or not there’ll be a live stream provided). We may have to follow along through the club’s Twitter feed again, as we have for the past two games against college teams. That is a little strange though, considering such a game between the MLS champions and a strong Mexican team would have much more interest.
The Reds ended up beating Cal State Fullerton 7-1 across three periods of soccer, by the way. Goals came from Ben Spencer, Jay Chapman (twice), Ben White, Jonathan Osorio, Nick Hagglund, and Jozy Altidore.
Regardless, I’ll be following along with great interest (yes I know, I forgot the hashtag, I addressed that right after):
Anyway, Tijuana (also known as Xolos) are four games into the Clausura season in Liga MX. They’ve won two and drawn two, putting them joint-first on points. It’s pretty interesting that they’d fly to San Diego to play a friendly in the middle of the week, especially with a game coming up on Saturday against Santos Laguna.
That said, a game against MLS competition is beneficial for them in the same way it helps TFC to play a Mexican side. Xolos are playing Honduran club Motagua in the Round of 16 for the CONCACAF Champions League. The only way Toronto could see them in the competition, though, is if both make it to the final.
Anyway, we’ll update here if a stream becomes available, and when lineups are released. We can also chat in the comment section about how disappointed we are if not.