Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Match day info: CCL, Toronto FC at FC Dallas
CONCACAF Champions League
(7 pm CT, Fox Soccer)
- Toronto and FC Dallas both can reach the quarterfinals with a win. Dallas can also advance with a draw and a Pumas win or draw against Tauro.
- If Tauro defeats Pumas, and Dallas and Toronto draw, all four teams will finish with eight points, in which case final positions will be determined by goal difference. Going into the final round, Pumas leads with a plus-5, Tauro zero, Dallas minus-2 and Toronto minus-3.
FC Dallas: Jair Benitez and Fabian Castillo
Injury Report (10/14)
TORONTO FC -- OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); QUESTIONABLE: DF Richard Eckersley (R hamstring strain); DF Demitrius Omphroy (R knee swelling); MF Joao Plata (L hamstring strain); MF Oscar Cordon (R hip flexor); PROBABLE: FW Danny Koevermans (R knee contusion)
FC DALLAS -- OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); MF Andrew Wiedeman (groin); GK Josh Lambo (jaw)
FC Dallas Notes
Group Stage Record: 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses (6 GF, 8 GA)…
2nd place on goal difference over Toronto FC (-2 to -3).
- All-Time CCL record: 4 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses (8 GF, 8 GA).
- All-Time CCL home record. 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss (2 GF, 3 GA).
- After opening its CCL campaign with 4-consecutive 1-0 wins, it is winless in 3 straight (0 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses).
- Trying to bounce back from a 5-3 loss at Tauro in Round 5…conceded more goals in that game (5) than it did in previous 6 all-time CCL outings combined (3).
- First team from the USA to go unbeaten in its first 5 CCL games.
- 2011/12 CCL scorers: Ruben Luna (2 goals); Jair Benitez, Marvin Chavez, Daniel Cruz, Jackson Goncalves, Ugo Ihemelu, Jack Stewart (1 goal each).
Toronto FC Notes
Group Stage Record: 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses (4 GF, 7 GA)…
3rd place on goal difference behind FC Dallas (-2 to -3).
- All-Time CCL record: 7 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses (16 GF, 19 GA).
- All-Time CCL away record: 2 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses (7 GF, 13 GA).
- Has 1 win in last 4 CCL games (1 win, 1 draw, 2 losses)
- Unbeaten in 3 of its last 4 CCL away games (2 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss).
- Has conceded 1 goal or less in 9 of its last 10 CCL games.
- Has never lost following a draw in the CCL (3 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses).
- 2011/12 CCL scorers: Ryan Johnson (3 goals); Joao Plata (2); Julian De Guzman, Danny Koevermans, Peri Marosevic (1 goal each)