Keep Your Enemy Closer: Toronto FC

Feb 14, 2017

Photo credit: Toronto FC

MIAMI (February 14, 2017) - The Miami FC is set to take on MLS’s Toronto FC, tomorrow February 15 in Orlando, Fla. This is the second preseason match for the Orange and Blue and the first time the club will be taking on an MLS club.

Yet So Far
The last time Toronto was on the field it was during the MLS Cup Final against the Seattle Sounders. The match was hard fought for 120 minutes eventually ending 0-0 and forcing a tense penalty shootout.

The first two penalties were converted. Toronto captain Michael Bradley stepped up for the Canadian clubs second PK. His low shot was easily saved, putting Toronto on its heels. Seattle’s Alvaro Fernandez would go next and have his PK blocked as well, evening things up. Tied at 4-4, Toronto’s Justin Morrow hit the bottom of the crossbar, eventually leading to his club’s PK loss.

A Solid Trio
Toronto FC is led by three of the MLS’s best players, in Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco.

Bradley is one of America’s most prolific players, both at the club and international levels. After eight seasons in Europe, Bradley returned stateside, joining Toronto FC in 2014. In three seasons with the club, he has made 74 appearances, scored eight goals, registered 15 assists. He was named captain in 2015 and helped the club reach its’ first-ever Cup Final last season.

Altidore joined Toronto FC in 2015 after five seasons in Europe. He has netted 23 goals for Toronto in two seasons and has been instrumental in the club’s rise to prominence in the MLS.

Giovinco has taken the MLS by storm since joining Toronto FC in 2015. He has scored 60 goals and registered 39 assists in just 61 matches played. He was named the MLS MVP in just his first season, breaking the MLS record for most goals and assists a season, 32 and 22 respectively. He continued to dominate the league in 2016, leading Toronto FC to its’ first MLS Cup appearance and scoring six goals in the playoffs.

The Miami FC's preseason schedule continues Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. for a matchup against the Chicago Fire from MLS, before returning home to face Barry University and the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL. All matches will be free and open to the public. 

The 2017 season kicks off on March 25 with the Miami FC coming home for the first time on Saturday, April 8 against the New York Cosmos. Visit MiamiFC.com or call 844-MIAMIFC to get your Season Ticket Plan now, with plans starting at just $15 per match.