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Toronto FC vs. Colorado Rapids | MLS Match Preview

TORONTO FC vs COLORADO RAPIDS
BMO FIELD, Toronto, Ont.
September 19, 2015 (WEEK 29, MLS Game #287)
2 p.m. ET (TSN Net / RDS2; Altitude)

Toronto FC and the Colorado Rapids meet in a critical interconference clash in the playoff ambitions of both clubs when they face off Saturday afternoon at BMO Field. TFC enter the weekend in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, four points clear in the top six, after seeing their losing slide extended to three games with a 2-0 defeat at New York City FC at midweek. The Rapids enter the game with three points fewer than TFC – but at the foot of the Western Conference table, seven points out of a playoff place following a 1-1 home draw with D.C. United in their last match.

  • The Rapids saw their two-game winning at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park put to an end, D.C. United coming back for a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening.
  • The Rapids have won the last two meetings between the teams, both by 1-0 scorelines, including a victory last April 12, which was their first victory ever against Toronto FC at BMO Field (the Rapids did win MLS Cup 2010 there). TFC had won the first six meetings between the teams in Ontario.
  • The Rapids’ 1-0 victory in the last meeting at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, in 2013, was their first victory against Toronto FC since 2010 in Commerce City, snapping a four-game winless streak in the series (0-3-1).

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REFEREE: Mathieu Bourdeau. AR1 (bench): Daniel Belleau; AR2 (opposite): Gianni Facchini; 4th: Silviu Petrescu
MLS Career: First game.

SUSPENDED: TOR: Ahmed Kantari (through Sept. 20)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: TOR: Nick Hagglund … COL: James Riley, Jared Watts
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: TOR: Collen Warner, Sebastian Giovinco, Ahmed Kantari. Damien Perquis … COL: Marc Burch, Kevin Doyle, Sam Cronin, Lucas Pittinari
DISABLED LIST: TOR: Mark Bloom (season-ending injury)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (13 meetings): Toronto FC 7 wins, 15 goals … Rapids 5 wins, 13 goals … Ties 1
AT TORONTO (6 meetings): Toronto FC 6 wins, 13 goals … Rapids 1 win, 7 goals … Ties 0
LAST YEAR (MLS)
4/12: TOR 0, COL 1 (Buddle 77)

  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • The Rapids have won the last two meetings between the teams, both by 1-0 scorelines, including a victory last April 12, which was their first victory ever against Toronto FC at BMO Field (the Rapids did win MLS Cup 2010 there). TFC had won the first six meetings between the teams in Ontario.
  • The Rapids’ 1-0 victory in the last meeting at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, in 2013, was their first victory against Toronto FC since 2010 in Commerce City, snapping a four-game winless streak in the series (0-3-1).
  • Coaches record: Pablo Mastroeni vs. TOR: P1 W1 L0 D0 … Greg Vanney vs. COL: first game

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Current Form

Toronto FC
L
W
W
L
L
L
Colorado
L
W
W
W
L
D

Season Stats

Toronto FCColorado Rapids
28Games Played28
11Wins8
13Losses10
4Draws10
46Goals26
49Goals Conceded30
292Shots277
140Shots on Target109
359Fouls committed402
353Fouls suffered350
57Offside74
143Corners164

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
TOR69643461.6
COL1013311260.9
01234+Avg
TOR242221.9
COL293101.2
01234+Avg
TOR454211.4
COL840010.6

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
TOR58672491.8
COL812620301.1
01234+Avg
TOR352201.2
COL283201.3
01234+Avg
TOR234522.1
COL643000.8
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