Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Struggling Crew travels to troubled Toronto
by Ridge Mahoney, September 21st, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[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.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Galaxy drops precious points at San Jose    
[MLS: Sunday] Even if they were on the road, games against Montreal, last in the overall ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 12 Pepperdine staved off heartbreak at Kentucky, recovering from a last-minute equalizer to ...
Green makes Hamburg debut, Jacobson hits winner    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Julian Green made his Bundesliga, starting in Hamburg's 2-0 loss at archrival Hannover 96 ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Saturday] Sophomore Ashley Hatch led BYU to a 2-0 win over No. 24 Long Beach ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Saturday] Brandon Aubrey's goal in the 75th minute gave No. 1 Notre Dame a 1-0 ...
Orlando City upset in quarterfinals    
[USL PRO: Quarterfinals] Antoine Hoppenot, on loan from the Philadelphia Union, scored in the 39th minute ...
Ticos crowned again, Pappa and Penedo win top honors    
[COPA CENTROAMERICANA] Costa Rica won its eighth Central American title, beating Guatemala, 2-1, in the final ...
Morgan and Wambach are back    
[USA-MEXICO] The Concacaf Women's Championship could get ugly. Mexico is considered the only team with a ...
Guzan's Aston Villa climbs into second place    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Both Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) and Tim Howard (Everton) recorded shutouts on the road ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives