Major League Soccer – Match-day 9: Columbus Crew v Toronto FC

Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC

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Columbus at home against Phili – Saturday – 9:00pm GMT – MAPFRE Stadium.

This clash sees twelfth play seventh, as struggling Phili visit MAPFRE Stadium to face Columbus.

Columbus Crew arrive at this game with 11 points

Can Columbus make it three out of three, having turned over Toronto FC 2-1 and New York 1-2 in their last two games?

Another match and another win for Columbus, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team. With seventh, they currently sit 11 points in the League having won two fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost two games.

Playing at home, Columbus have won two meetings, drawn one game, and lost fixtures.

A victory for Columbus Crew would put them on 14 points.

A solid defensive team

Columbus have conceded five goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. Columbus will not be pleased with their goal scoring stats this season so far, having only netted five. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Lucas Manuel (3), Luis Mario (1), and Gyasi (1).

It’s five points so far for Toronto FC this season, going into this fixture

A loss to Columbus Crew away, and then Orlando City at away is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Major League Soccer. Phili will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.

Phili have a huge task to over-turn their opponents in this match, having already lost two matches this season. With five points, they currently sit twelfth in the League having won one game, drawn two games, and lost three matches.

Phili will travel to Columbus with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with victories and one darts.

A victory for Toronto FC would put them on 8 points.

Columbus Crew v Toronto FC Head-to-Head.

The two teams have previously met each other 39 times with the result being 13 wins and 14 draws for Columbus. In addition, the visitors have not been able to beat Columbus in any of the previous 12 games.

Players to watch

For Columbus, Lucas Manuel has netted three goals in 7 League matches this season, while Luke scored one goal in 7 League fixtures this Major League Soccer Season for Phili.

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