Toronto FC vs NYCFC preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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NYCFC look to make it five games unbeaten when they visit Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday night.

The Boys In Blue are coming off of a scoreless draw in Chicago, their third match in the last four that they have kept a clean sheet on while the Reds lost to Philadelphia 3-0 that stopped their own five-match unbeaten run.

Team news

Toronto will be missing Tsubasa Endoh as the midfielder is out with a lower body injury while forward Ayo Akinola is recovering from ACL surgery and is likely out for the remainder of the season. The trio of Auro, Dom Dwyer and Alejandro Pozuelo are listed as doubtful.

NYCFC will be without Keaton Parks who picked up a red card in the draw at Chicago and will miss out here. Midfielder Heber has yet to feature this season after ACL surgery while striker Talles Magno has also been ruled out through injury.

Predicted lineups

Toronto FC: Bono; Laryea, González, Mavinga, Morrow; Delgado, Bradley; Mullins, Osorio, DeLeon; Altidore

NYCFC: Johnson; Amundsen, Chanot, Callens, Tinnerholm; Morales, Acevedo; Medina, Moralez, Thiago; Castellanos

Ones to watch

Yeferson Soteldo has been at the heart of the Reds' turnaround under interim manager Javier Perez. The Venezuelan has scored or assisted on six of Toronto's last eight goals and his ability to drrible past defenders with ease makes him perhaps the most underrated player in the league.

The Boys In Blue have scored 30 goals this season, most in the Eastern Conference and their attack is led by Jesus Medina, who has found the back of the net seven times as well as Valentin Castellanos and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, who have six each. 

Previous meeting

This will be the second matchup between the two sides this season. The clubs previously met in May at Yankee Stadium and played to a 1-1 draw. Medina put NYCFC ahead through a set piece in the 53rd minute, before Jacob Shaffelburg scored his first of the season to equalize.

Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono nearly suffered a massive blunder in the 71st minute as an attempted goal-kick bounced off of Medina's head and over the Toronto goalkeeper, but referee David Gantar whistled the Paraguyan for interference on the attempted clearance.

How to watch

The match will be streamed nationally on ESPN+. The YES Network will have all of the action in New York while TSN4 will provide full coverage in Toronto. Kick-off is scheduled for 8pm Eastern time.