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New York City welcome strugglers Toronto to the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey for the big MLS match on September 23. The focus of New York City vs Toronto FC lineups will be to provide all the key injury news and current form situation for both teams.
New York City vs Toronto FC Predicted Lineups and News
The New York City vs Toronto FC predicted lineups look at a team who are 10th in the standings coming into the match. The club are under pressure from the likes of Chicago Fire and Charlotte, but they could also jump to as high as eighth in the standings by the end of the weekend.
Toronto remain in big trouble in the Eastern Conference with the team only managing 22 points from the 29 matches so far. The string of away defeats, which currently stand at 10 in 14 matches, has been hurting Toronto quite badly. The presence of human injury problems in the squad certainly does help Toronto, who are already nine points adrift of catching New York Red Bulls.
Team News: New York City
The big news for New York City and manager Nick Cushing ahead of the upcoming match with Toronto will be the lack of injury problems in the squad. New York City will be able to make some crucial changes to the line-up due to the availability of the fully fit squad.
New York City Predicted Lineup
Matt Freese, Tayvon Gray, Birk Risa, Thiago Martins, Kevin OToole, James Sands, Andrés Perea, Andres Jasson, Richard Ledezma, Santiago Rodríguez, Monsef Bakrar
Team News: Toronto FC
Toronto continue to be faced with a number of injury problems which will have a big impact on the New York City vs Toronto FC possible lineups. Terry Dunfield comes into the game with six major injury problems ahead of the game. Prince Osei Owusu is out with a leg injury for the game while a muscle injury will be keeping out Cassius Mailula and Adama Diomande from the upcoming match. Sean Johnson is on the sidelines with a broken hand while Gregory Ranjitsingh has undergone knee surgery ahead of the game. Cristián Gutiérrez is the last major player to miss out because of a hip injury.
Toronto FC Predicted Lineup
Tomás Romero, Kobe Franklin, Michael Bradley, Sigurd Rosted, Raoul Petretta, Alonso Coello Camarero, Victor Vazquez, Jonathan Osorio, Federico Bernardeschi, Lorenzo Insigne, Deandre Kerr
Will Lorenzo Insigne Play Today?
Lorenzo Insigne is the top scorer in the Toronto squad with four goals and four assists. The presence of the former Napoli forward will be crucial for the visitors in the upcoming match. Apart from missing minutes at the start of August, Lorenzo Insigne has been a regular in their current squad and he has frequently been featuring for the full 90 minutes. Lorenzo has come up with two assists and a goal in his last five appearances. He will almost certainly start the match as part of the New York City vs Toronto FC potential lineups.
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