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Struggling Crew travels to troubled Toronto
by Ridge Mahoney, September 21st, 2007 7AM

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[TV PREVIEW] The Crew are fighting for a playoff spot yet Toronto FC has yet to be officially eliminated from postseason contention, and despite a inexorable goalless streak that seems to pre-date the franchise itself, it will come out charged up, as always.

TORONTO FC (5-13-6) vs. COLUMBUS (6-9-10)
Saturday, 3:45 p.m. ET, Direct Kick


Officially, the barren run stands at 822 minutes and the winless streak at 10 games. The toll in the minds and psyches of the players, the coaches, the fans, and team officials can't be calculated, but Mo Johnston's contract option for next year has already been renewed, so though the players know he'll be back next season, they have no such assurances for themselves.

Unless the league revamps its designations so Canadians don't count as foreign players on rosters other than Toronto's, a few might not just be off the team next year, they could be out of the league as well.
Into this cauldron steps the Crew, winless in its last seven games since beating TFC, 2-0, exactly two months ago on a pair of goals by Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who hasn't scored since that game though he leads the team in assists with nine.

Columbus threw away a 2-1 lead against Kansas City last Saturday by conceding two goals in stoppage time after Alejandro Moreno and Andy Herron scored two minutes apart. Herron has been a TFC nemesis this season; he scored both Crew goals in a 2-2 tie May 26. Of his four goals, he's netted three against Toronto.

This is the teams' only meeting at BMO Field in 2007, as if TFC needed any extra motivation. Danny Dichio (ankle) has done some light training but as of Thursday was out of this game.


[TV PREVIEW] The Crew are fighting for a playoff spot yet Toronto FC has yet to be officially eliminated from postseason contention, and despite a inexorable goalless streak that seems to pre-date the franchise itself, it will come out charged up, as always.

TORONTO FC (5-13-6) vs. COLUMBUS (6-9-10)
Saturday, 3:45 p.m. ET, Direct Kick


Officially, the barren run stands at 822 minutes and the winless streak at 10 games. The toll in the minds and psyches of the players, the coaches, the fans, and team officials can't be calculated, but Mo Johnston's contract option for next year has already been renewed, so though the players know he'll be back next season, they have no such assurances for themselves.

Unless the league revamps its designations so Canadians don't count as foreign players on rosters other than Toronto's, a few might not just be off the team next year, they could be out of the league as well.

Into this cauldron steps the Crew, winless in its last seven games since beating TFC, 2-0, exactly two months ago on a pair of goals by Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who hasn't scored since that game though he leads the team in assists with nine.

Columbus threw away a 2-1 lead against Kansas City last Saturday by conceding two goals in stoppage time after Alejandro Moreno and Andy Herron scored two minutes apart. Herron has been a TFC nemesis this season; he scored both Crew goals in a 2-2 tie May 26. Of his four goals, he's netted three against Toronto.

This is the teams' only meeting at BMO Field in 2007, as if TFC needed any extra motivation. Danny Dichio (ankle) has done some light training but as of Thursday was out of this game.



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