6 p.m. vs. Toronto FC • FSN+, Fox Sports Go, 1500-AM
Loons, champs both struggling
Preview: Both United (5-10-1) and Toronto (4-9-3) haven’t won in MLS since four games ago. The Loons sit in ninth in the Western conference while Toronto, last year’s MLS champion, is 10th in the East. Toronto has just one victory and one draw away from home.
Quotable: “The Champions League has definitely messed up their season. You could say the same with Seattle. They’ve had a terrible start for their standards and the same with Toronto. But they are a beast that can turn it around. I’ve done it with [former team] Seattle, where we had eight, nine losses in a row, and we had the players to turn it around. … It’s a little bit different with us. We do need that confidence. We do need that little bit of luck.” – United right back Tyrone Mears
Numbers: Both teams have conceded 30 goals in 16 games this year. Toronto has scored 24 to United’s 19.
Injuries: For United, M Sam Cronin (concussion), F Abu Danladi (leg) and D Jerome Thiesson (calf) are out while D Marc Burch (knee) and D Eric Miller (hamstring) are questionable. For Toronto, F Jozy Altidore (foot), D Drew Moor (quadriceps), D Chris Mavinga (hamstring), GK Caleb Patterson-Sewell (elbow), D Jason Hernandez (hamstring) and F Auro Jr. (hamstring) are out.