Top-ranked Toronto FC faces Atlanta United FC

October 17

Atlanta United FC (5-9-4, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto FC (11-2-5, first in the Eastern Conference)

Hartford; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta United FC takes on the top-ranked team in MLS play, Toronto FC.

Toronto FC is 9-2-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto FC is 9-2-0 in one-goal matches.

Atlanta United FC is 4-9-4 against conference opponents. Atlanta United FC is tenth in the Eastern Conference with 60 shots on goal, averaging 3.3 per game.

The matchup Sunday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alejandro Pozuelo has eight goals and four assists for Toronto FC. Ayo Akinola has three goals over the last 10 games for Toronto FC.

Brooks Lennon has two goals and two assists for Atlanta United FC. Jon Gallagher has three goals over the past 10 games for Atlanta United FC.

LAST 10 GAMES: Toronto FC: 6-2-2, averaging 1.5 goals, one assist, 5.1 shots on goal and 5.5 corner kicks per game while allowing one goal per game.

Atlanta United FC: 2-5-3, averaging 1.1 goals, 0.8 assists, 3.5 shots on goal and 4.7 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.3 goals per game.

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Toronto FC: Justin Morrow (injured), Michael Bradley (injured), Jozy Altidore (injured), Alex Bono (injured), Ifunanyachi Achara (injured).

Atlanta United FC: Josef Martinez (injured), Edgar Castillo (injured), Jake Mulraney, JJ Williams.

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