The atmosphere should be nothing short of electric for this weekend's MLS matchup at BMO Field, as the Toronto FC are poised to face the Seattle Sounders FC this Saturday, June 18, at 7 P.M.
Up to 20,000 spectators will gather at Exhibition Place to enjoy the highest quality soccer that Toronto has to offer. With real MLS play finally just minutes from home, a combination of die hard and casual fans will show their support by shouting, stomping their feet, and generally wreaking havoc.
Toronto is currently sitting at sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 2-5-9. Though production hasn't been optimal over the first 16 games of the season, it's difficult to argue that the team is not getting better.
With a noticeably stronger defense than previous years, the squad leads the league in tied games with 9. Coming to Toronto to play is not the same cakewalk it used to be, and squeaking out a win against the FC is becoming a daunting task. Just ask the LA Galaxy, who remain first place of the Western Conference.
The Seattle Sounders are respectably situated in fourth place of the Western Conference, with a record of 5-4-7. The team hasn't lost in three games and is hoping to continue their undefeated streak at BMO Field.
If Toronto is going to win on Saturday, they are going to need a strong effort from some key pieces. Maicon Santos leads the team in goals with 5, and Alan Gordon is close behind with 4 goals and an assist in only 7 games played. Not known for their potent offense, these two forwards will have to carry the load if success is in the cards for Toronto.
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