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March to the Match: Toronto FC II


Toronto FC II, 1-1-2, 5 points, 13th place, USL Eastern Conference


Louisville City’s third home USL match


Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202


IGNORE THE WEATHER, GO TO THE GAME! The forecast is ever-improving, so come on down, tailgate with us! Also, please consider donating to the #LoveMyJoey campaign to raise funds to help Joe Cecil in his battle against brain cancer. Bruce will be freshly back from Florida with his smoked chicken wings, the Lou City Tailgaters are doing a taco thing, it’ll be great!

If you can’t make the game because you got stranded at Keeneland, well, we’ve all been there. WBNA 21 will have the TV broadcast, 840 will have the audio, and YouTube will have the stream.


Excuse me for a second.

James O’Connor when the Week 5 Discipline Report came out

Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

So, Tworonto. The Lil’ Reds. So cute! Check out Hamblin’s keys to the game if you haven’t already. Y’all know I’m a big fan of stats, so I looked some up before writing this, as any halfassed pseudo-journalist would. In all honesty, TFC2 aren’t all that different from Louisville City from a numbers standpoint except in two kinda important categories: scoring and wins.

Toronto’s scored two goals in five matches, and conceded seven. They have nine shots on target in those five games. Not a recipe for success!

Roster-wise, there are a lot of new names on T2, none of which you really need to know. However, there are some guys who are still playing for Toronto’s B squad that apparently haven’t gotten the hint: Raheem Edwards, Jordan Hamilton, and Anthony Osorio. At least Mo Babouli figured it out and moved on. Also, Toronto’s barn full of quality keepers is suddenly empty, as I’ve never heard of whomever’s on their roster now. That said, no-name keepers have stopped the Purples before.

On the good side of the bench, James O’Connor’s squad selection should be interesting. Guy Abend filled in admirably for Speedy Williams in Cincinnati, but it will be interesting to see if there are any changes in central midfield. The once-settled back line is now a question mark again, though not one that concerns me much. Also, I’ll be happy with whatever Random Number Generator Attacking Four JOC puts out there. Let’s go get three points.