FC Cincinnati head north of the border to take on Toronto FC for the third and final time this season. The Orange and Blue are 2-0-0 this season against the Reds, having won both times by a 2-0 scoreline.
Let’s break down this matchup, by the numbers.
FC Cincinnati look to extend the current win streak over Toronto FC to three, which would be the team’s longest consecutive win streak over any one opponent in MLS. In the past three matches against TFC, FC Cincinnati have conceded just one goal, the difference in Toronto’s 1-0 victory at Nippert Stadium in 2020.
This season, Toronto FC has conceded 11 goals in the opening 15 minutes of the match, and 11 goals in the final 15 minutes of the match. No team has yielded more goals in the opening stages of the match, while only D.C. United’s 12 goals allowed in the closing 15 minutes are more than TFC’s.
When allowing the first goal of the match this season, Toronto FC is 0-14-3. The club’s .088 winning percentage when going down 1-0 this season is the fourth-worst in MLS, and the club is one of just seven teams to not have a win when allowing the first goal (PHI, DAL, ATL, HOU, LAFC, NYRB).
A name synonymous with Toronto FC in recent years: Michael Bradley. The longtime U.S. International is third in MLS this season with 1,446 accurate passes, trailing only Sporting Kansas City’s duo of Andreu Fontàs and Ilie Sánchez. Bradley also ranks in the top-five in MLS in total passes, accurate passes in the forward zone and successful short passes.
By the numbers is presented by CTI