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After a three-week break from MLS play, Atlanta United is back in action tonight in Toronto to face the team that cost them last year’s Supporters’ Shield. How much will revenge be on the minds of the Five Stripes? Darlington Nagbe had to be reminded at training that it was Toronto who spoiled it for them on the last day in 2018. Needless to say, winning MLS Cup took much of the sting off that miserable day.
This match comes are an inopportune time for both clubs with many of each team’s top players still away on international duty or out injured. Atlanta is still without Josef Martinez while Ezequiel Barco has joined Tito Villalba on the injured list. Frank de Boer has gotten some positive news with the return of Julian Gressel to training.
Some lineup news has already been revealed as De Boer confirmed that Brandon Vazquez will get a chance to continue his great run of form with a start up top. The striker will be granted his first-ever start in MLS after notching four goals in two U.S. Open Cup matches.
Meanwhile, Toronto will be without a host of its best players. Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Omar Gonzalez are with the U.S. men’s national team. While Jonathan Osorio, Ashtone Morgan and Noeble Okello are with Canada.
While MLS and the international calendar may not think so, this is an important match in the Eastern conference. Which short-handed team will prevail and earn some valuable points for the overall picture?
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Toronto FC’s Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: BMO Field
Advertised Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: FOX Sports South
Available Radio: 92.9 The Game, La Mejor 1600 AM
Pre-match coverage: 7:00 p.m.: AT&T Countdown to Kickoff (FB Live/Periscope)
7:30 p.m.: The Pre-Game show (92-9 The Game)
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