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Giovinco brace guides TFC past Fire for first home win

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TORONTO Sebastian Giovinco's 2017 has not been kind to him thus far, but it took a turn for the better on Friday night as Toronto FC toppled the Chicago Fire 3-1 at BMO Field to earn its first home victory of the season. It's also the Fire's first defeat since Bastian Schweinsteiger's arrival.

MLS Ticker: Irwin out for a month, Shuttleworth confirmed as starter and more

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It wasn't the best weekend for goalkeepers on the field in Major League Soccer, and one of the better netminders in the league also suffered an injury.

Toronto FC's Clint Irwin has been ruled out 4-5 weeks with a hamstring strain he suffered chasing an attack in the penalty area on Friday in the Reds' scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City.

Sporting KC, TFC share points in rainy, scoreless draw

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In the club's return to BMO Field, Toronto FC was only able to leave with a share of the points.

The defending MLS Eastern Conference Champions were held to a 0-0 draw at BMO Field against visiting Sporting Kansas City on Friday evening. Both sides were looking to make it consecutive league victories, while both were also looking to avoid sufferingdefeat for the first time this season.

MLS starting XI card ratings

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Who does lineups right, and why does Toronto FC always start Jozy Altidore in net?

Not all social media lineup cards are created equal. At minimum, they're supposed to tell a viewer at a glance who is playing that day. Some of them do a very good job of this, while others barely meet that requirement.

MLS Ticker: Giovinco set to miss match, Sjoberg undegoes surgery, and more

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Toronto FC has yet to win a match in 2017, and finding that first win just became significantly more difficult.

According to the Toronto Sun, Sebastian Giovinco has been ruled out of Toronto FC's clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps due to a leg injury, specifically a contusion to his illiotibial band.

Giovinco deemed "okay" after leaving Union-TFC with minor injury

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Sebastian Giovinco needed plenty of assistance to leave the field right before halftime at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday night, but it appears the Toronto FC forward is going to be fine, according to TFC head coach Greg Vanney.

"He's okay," Vanney said. "He's sore. It was a contusion on the IT band around the side of the leg.

Dynamo face unique tactical challenge in Columbus

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Crew SC are unique among MLS clubs in terms of their tactical approach.

The majority of MLS teams play either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3. Just four of the 22 clubs — D.C. United, New England Revolution, San Jose Earthquakes, and Toronto FC — use something other than one of those formations as their main look.

Toronto

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Seeing The Men in Red play at home is really just half the fun, but notall Fire fans are able to see them anywhere else. To experience the joys of anAway Game by proxy, OTFcontributor Jacob Peters provides us some backgroundon Fire supportergroup history on-the-road, established rivalries, and some footnotes onhow to effectively criticize, troll, and generally enjoy Fire away games.

Rochester Stumbled through Toronto en route to Charleston

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The Rhinos did not excite many with a scoreless draw at Toronto last weekend and prepare for a defensive showdown with Charleston Battery on Saturday

This past Friday, the Rochester Rhinos traveled north to face Toronto FC II and the team brought a point back over the border with them. In their second game of the 2017 USL season, the Rhinos failed to generate the same attacking fervor they did against Bethlehem Steel FC that sparked excitement in the fanbase.

Philadelphia Union

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Injuries were a common theme last weekend in MLS, and Orlando City is the latest team to suffer.

According to Alicia DelGallo of the Orlando Sentinel, defender Jose Aja will miss two to four weeks with a hamstring injury, which he picked up against the Columbus Crew last Saturday.

Have the Union answered our questions?

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Jim O'Leary asks if we know more about this team after three games than we did in preseason?

Bedoya to USMNT, UCL results; Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/16/17

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If you're ready for some links, give me a hell ya!

Philadelphia Union News

Alejandro Bedoya Called Up to USMNT
The Philadelphia Union's captain will represent the US against Honduras and Panama in the upcoming hex matches.

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Post-match analysis: Union 2-2 Toronto FC

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Bad weather gave the Union the opportunity to grab three points against the Eastern Conference champions, but Mark Geiger wasn't having it. Post-match analysis of a promising performance in Philly's home opener.

Player of the week: Christian Pulisic

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With a Champions League goal, Hershey's second most famous export is PSP's player of the week.

Player ratings: Union 2-2 Toronto

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News roundup: Union draw Toronto, Simpson injured, Minnesota United struggling, and more

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Union draw Toronto 2-2, Simpson injured after scoring, Minnesota crushed again, and the rest of the day's news.

Bedoya, Altidore exchange words following Union's draw with TFC

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With World Cup qualifiers on the horizon, two U.S. Men's National Team regulars had a heated exchange on Saturday evening.

Following the Philadelphia Union's 2-2 draw with Toronto FC, Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya stated his displeasure with a penalty kick awarded to Jozy Altidore and TFC.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Toronto FC

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Alejandro Bedoya missed a penalty, but Philadelphia Union rode goals from Jay Simpson and C.J. Sapong to a 2-2 draw in their 2017 home opener against Toronto FC.

Philadelphia Union 2 , Toronto FC 2: Recap and player ratings

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The Union gain their second point of the season after an exciting match with Toronto.

The Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC split the points tonight, as they were both able to score two goals a piece. The Union opened the scoring in the 11th minute of this one, as new striker Jay Simpson opened his Union scoring account with a low header after a cross into the box from Fabian Herbers was nodded on by Chris Pontius.

Union, TFC play to thrilling draw

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CHESTER, PA The match took every twist and turn possible was left without a final happy ending for either side on Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium, as the Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC played to a 2-2 draw.

The first half featured a debut goal, two penalties and a pair of injuries to starting forwards, while the second half included goals a minute apart in the battle of Eastern Conference foes.

Halftime report: Philadelphia Union 1, Toronto FC 1

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Mark Geiger didn't disappoint.

A great half by the Philadelphia Union was marred by a call that went Toronto FC's way at the half, and the sides went in to the locker room at 1-1.

The Union had a good chance early when Alejandro Bedoya hit a great cross from the right over to Chris Pontius, whose header went just wide of the goal.

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC Game Thread

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Game Info

  • Date: March 11, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Series is tied 6-6-5
  • Know Thy Enemy: Waking The Red

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Toronto FC: Clint Irwin; Nick Hagglund, Drew Moor, Eriq Zavaleta; Justin Morrow, Victor Vazquez, Michael Bradley, Armando Cooper, Tsubasa Endoh; Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore

Bench

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

Three keys to a Philadelphia Union victory against Toronto FC

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These are the things that will need to happen for the Union to get a good result.

1.) Watch for the mismatch: Last year, Toronto FC had a field day against the Union. They lined Sebastian Giovinco up on their left (the Philadelphia Union's right) and Jozy Altidore on their right (Union's left).

Philadelphia Union home opener, Mix Diskerud on loan in Sweden: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/11/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC
Redemption is spelled U-N-I-O-N. At the very least, that's what the Union will hope as they square off with the team that eliminated them in 2016.

2017 MLS Season: Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC story stream

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Last year's Eastern Conference Champions come to Talen Energy Stadium for the Philadelphia Union's home opener. Here is everything you need to know about the match, from previews and press conference to reviews and reactions.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

Time: 4:30 PM EST, 3:30 PM CST, 1:30 PM PST, 9:30 AM UTC

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)

Television: US - CSN Philly, Canada - TSN 4 and 5

Streaming: TSN GO, MLS Live (Subscription Only)

Referees: REF: MARK GEIGER AR1: Logan Brown AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho 4TH: Jose Carlos Rivero

All-time Record: 6-6-5, 4 GD

What Toronto will look like:

The team that bounced the Union out of the playoffs last season make their return to Talen Energy Stadium on the back of a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake on opening weekend.

Jones, Union ready for tough Toronto task

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The first 90 minutes of Derrick Jones' Philadelphia Union career couldn't have gone any better. The 20-year-old defensive midfielder churned out an impressive performance in the club's 0-0 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Week 1.

Week 2 presents a different challenge for the homegrown player as Toronto FC comes to Talen Energy Stadium for the Union home opener on Saturday.

Union vs Toronto quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's series history against Toronto. We've match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC

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Redemption is spelled U-N-I-O-N. At the very least, that's what the Union will hope as they square off with the team that eliminated them in 2016.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

Time: 4:30 PM EST, 3:30 PM CST, 1:30 PM PST, 9:30 AM UTC

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)

Television: US - CSN Philly, Canada - TSN 4 and 5

Streaming: TSN GO, MLS Live (Subscription Only)

Referees: REF: MARK GEIGER AR1: Logan Brown AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho 4TH: Jose Carlos Rivero

All-time Record: 6-6-5, 4 GD

What Toronto will look like:

The team that bounced the Union out of the playoffs last season make their return to Talen Energy Stadium on the back of a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake on opening weekend.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Robin Fraser

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Greg and Mike talk with Toronto Assistant Robin Fraser and preview this week's home opener, recap the draw in Vancouver, touch on Champions League results.

Match preview: Union vs Toronto FC

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The defending Eastern Conference champions come to Chester looking for their first win of the season as the Union try to show they can compete with the team that exposed them last season.

Player of the week: Derrick Jones

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There was a lot placed on the shoulders of a homegrown player making his professional debut. No one could have expected a performance like this. Derrick Jones is PSP's player of the week.

Seattle Sounders

What you missed in the third week of MLS

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Key results, highlights, and standings from around the league.

Welcome to the world where Seattle Sounders discovery list players dominate for teams that are not called the Seattle Sounders. Miguel Almiron had an assist in Atlanta United's 4-nil win over the Chicago Fire. Sebastian Blanco went 90, but it was Adi and Valeri who powered the Portland Timbers in their come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo.

Three questions with Waking the Red

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We spoke with James Grossi of Waking the Red, SB Nation's Toronto FC blog, about the upcoming season opener between the Union and TFC.

Eugene Rupinski, Brotherly Game) One of the biggest things I noticed about Toronto FC in their match against Real Salt Lake was that it was the exact same lineup that played against the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup Final.

Scouting Report: Absorbing the Montreal Impact

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After a rough start to the season, our gold star crosses the border in search of it's first points of the year

The Seattle Sounders are heading on the road for the second straight week and are looking to bounce back from the season opening 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo. This week, the Sounders are headed north of the border as they take on the Montreal Impact.

The Rest

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

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Soorie, What Are They All Aboot, eh? Toronto FC

"It is very important for us that we won. This is the first consecutive win we have had since I have been here". Although Paunovic spoke those words with a sigh of relief, by the end of his post-match press conference after Chicago's 3-0 thrashing of New England, he was full of hope and confidence.

Crew rallies at home to topple TFC

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Two of the most offensive-minded teams in MLS combined for an exciting match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, as the Crew bested Toronto FC in a comeback 2-1 win.

Jozy Altidore struck first, but his goal was answered by strikes from Ola Kamara and Justin Meram, who helped the Crew move into

The Crew fought off a steady barrage of attacks from TFC.

TFC, Atlanta United split points in exciting draw

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Toronto FC and Atlanta United have proven to be two of the most exciting teams in MLS, and they certainly lived up to the billing Saturday in a back-and-forth draw.

On Saturday, TFCFC hosted Atlanta United in what turned out to be a highly entertaining 2-2 draw at BMO Field.

Altidore shines as TFC topples 10-man Whitecaps

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With World Cup qualifiers looming, Jozy Altidore stepped up in a big way to lead Toronto FC to a win over a Canadian rival.

The U.S. Men's National Team striker fired a goal and provided an assist, leading TFC to a 2-0 win over the 10-man Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

Jordan McCrary, Former Revolution Top Pick, Signs With Toronto FC II

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The outside back has a new home in USL.

When the Revolution drafted defender Jordan McCrary 10th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, many fans expected him to fill a long-term hole along the back line. And this made sense: With McCrary and Chris Tierney starting out wide, Andrew Farrell could permanently move to center back.