Kissimmee (Florida, USA), April 13th (EFE). Toronto, with unknown US international striker Josie Altidore, will be looking for a ticket to the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals against him on Wednesday. Leon, Liga MX champion.
And a tie (1-1), in which the Canadian national team drew in the first leg, put it before the opportunity to give the big surprise to the tournament.
But Chris Armas, the Toronto coach, found himself suffering from an injury problem, the latest of which was the Altidore problem, who was unable to train in recent days with the team after undergoing several MRI scans after being injured in the first leg.
Armas did not want to speculate about the presence of Altidore in the match, but he worked with this possibility before the match that will be played in Ossiola Heritage Park, Kissimmee (Florida).
Restrictions in Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic do not allow teams playing in the United States’ Professional Football League (MLD) to compete at their headquarters.
This could be the benefit for the Mexican soccer champion team led by Ignacio Ambrez, which also comes with the good news of captain Luis Montes, who was unable to play in the first leg.
Although Toronto’s goal was scored by Colombian defender Andres Mosquera, Ambrez acknowledged that his team should have put in better football in attack and that was the goal he scored in the second leg.
“We should have had an advantage on the scoreboard, but the truth now is that we have to look for the ranking in the second leg away from our stadium and this is what we will try to achieve,” Ambrys said. “The return of Montes is very good news for us,” he added.
In the Canadian national team, the participation of veteran international midfielder Michael Bradley will be crucial in the game and the performance of Toronto, which suffers from unknown due to injury to key players such as Alejandro Pozuelo, Jonathan Osorio, Chris Mavenga, Quentin Westberg and Nick. Dillion and Justin Morrow did not play the first leg.
Toronto: Alex Bono; Oro Junior, Omar Gonzalez, Eric Zavaleta, Richie Larrea; Ralph Breso, Michael Bradley, Jacob Schaffleburg, Noble Okello, Griffin Dorsey and Josie Altidore.
Coach: Chris Armas
Lyon: Rodolfo Cotta; Jose Ramirez, Jean Barreiro, Andres Mosquera, William Tesilo; Fernando Navarro, Luis Montes, Jean Menises; Angel Mina, Joel Campbell, and Victor Davila.
Coach: Ignacio Embriz.
Stadium: Osceola Heritage Park. Kissimmee (Florida, EU).
Time: 6:00 PM (Eastern Time, 10:00 PM GMT).