Published On: Fri, May 18th, 2018

Friday MLS match preview: Orlando City at Toronto FC

It will be Sacha Kljestan’s first appearance at BMO Field since last fall’s tunnel melee in the post-season, when he played for the New York Red Bulls. He will surely draw unwanted attention from the crowd. With fellow midfielder Yoshi Yotun suspended, stopping Kljestan could be the key to limiting Orlando’s attack — usually directed toward striker Dom Dwyer, who leads the team with six goals. With Chris Mavinga, Gregory van der Wiel, Jason Hernandez and Eriq Zavaleta all back from injuries, TFC captain Michael Bradley can return to midfield and help defend Kljestan, who has two goals and four assists this season.


Brampton native Cyle Larin is no longer with Orlando City after a controversial move to Turkey’s Besiktas in the off-season, but Toronto’s Richie Laryea has made three appearances this year … Orlando’s franchise-best six game win streak came to an end last Saturday with a 2-1 loss to Atlanta United … The Lions sit fourth in the Eastern Conference, 12 points ahead of the Reds … Orlando joined the league for the 2015 season and has never made the playoffs.


Home to FC Dallas next Friday, 8 p.m.

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Friday MLS match preview: Orlando City at Toronto FC