Toronto FC v Columbus Crew: MLS Match-day 23

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BMO Field sees Thursday action as Phili take on Columbus – 2:30am GMT.

This clash sees tenth placed Phili, welcome twelfth placed Columbus to BMO Field.

Toronto FC go into this meeting with 18 points secured

Phili will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Atlanta United and Red Bulls.

Also, Phili have now lost six of their last nine meetings, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Bob Bradley. They currently stand tenth in the League, with 18 points for a total of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Playing at home, Phili have won five matches and lost three games.

A win in this fixture, would take Toronto FC’s points from 18 to 21, so far this season.

Columbus Crew have 17 points to their name, going into this tie

Columbus have dropped five points in their last two fixtures, drawing 1-1 at Charlotte FC and losing 1-2 to Atlanta United.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so five losses in 10 matches would not make this a successful season for Columbus. Their position is twelfth in the League and they have 17 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

Columbus have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game, drawn four games, and lost two fixtures of their seven League matches on the road this season.

Columbus Crew will have secured 20 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Toronto FC v Columbus Crew – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Columbus with a greater number of wins. In the last 41 meetings, they have enjoyed 15 victories, to Phili’s 12 wins. In addition, the last 19 meetings against Columbus have resulted in ten wins for Phili. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Toronto FC took all three points winning 2-1.

Other players of note for Phili are Greg and Quentin with respectively and for Columbus are Evan and Eloy Victor with respectively.