Toronto has to play a complete game for their playoff lives and reputations.
Jozy’s back. So is Sebastian. Does it mean a return of a productive flank attacking and midfield magic for Toronto? Even with these players, the Reds had 71% of their shot were inside the box against Columbus.
The Crew defensive midfielder Artur steadied a poor performance from Frederico Higuain and Justin Meram. The defensive midfielder is out on a yellow card accumulation.
Mohammed Abu is experienced. He had 20 appearances with 14 starts this season. Will his demotion to the bench be shown through the underperformance of Higuain and Meram?
It’s as you were with Giovinco and Altidore returning. At BMO Field, the excitement will motivate the Reds to remind MLS supporters why some believe their one best team in the MLS, ever.
Toronto still got deep into the Crew defensive third playing a 4-1-4-1 lineup. A probable switch back to their 3-5-2 formation will make the Reds more comfortable.
Toronto has given up 1.09 goals a game in the playoffs. The Reds have put in two goals per game in their last four matches. The Canadian Club must play a complete game; score goal and keep the Crew from winning on the away goals rule.
The Reds will succeed It will be dramatic to see Columbus’ last stand but they will fall.
Toronto FC-2 Columbus Crew SC-1