Columbus hosts Toronto FC in conference matchup
Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Crew host Toronto FC in Eastern Conference action.
The Crew are 5-6-4 against conference opponents. Columbus is 4-8-0 in games decided by one goal.
Toronto FC is 8-3-4 in Eastern Conference games. Toronto FC has given up 25 of its 41 goals conceded in the second half of contests.
The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Columbus: 2-5-3, averaging 1.1 goals, 0.8 assists, 3.2 shots on goal and 5.6 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.5 goals per game.
Toronto FC: 4-4-2, averaging 1.3 goals, 0.6 assists, four shots on goal and 5.9 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.6 goals per game.
NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Columbus: Josh Williams (injured), Federico Higuain (injured), Ricardo Clark (injured), Waylon Francis (injured), Hector Jimenez (injured), Milton Valenzuela (injured), Aboubacar Keita (injured).
Toronto FC: None listed.