FC Cincinnati hosts Toronto FC in a MLS Eastern Conference midweek fixture. FC Cincinnati is 11th in the conference table at 3-1-5 on 10 points with a goal difference of -6. Cincinnati defeated Toronto 2-1 on the road last Saturday in the first of two consecutive meetings between the two. Ian Murphy opened the scoring for Cincinnati with a goal in the 44th minute and Luciano Acosta scored the eventual winner in the 52nd minute.
Cincinnati's victory over Toronto last Saturday was its third win of the season, which is one less than the club has managed in all of the 2021 season. Cincinnati has won three of the last seven fixtures overall. Brandon Vazquez is the leading goal scorer for Cincinnati with five, while Luciano Acosta has scored three. Ronald Matarrita is the leader in assists two.
Toronto FC sits eighth in the conference table at 3-2-4 on 11 points with a goal difference of -3. Toronto's Jesus Jimenez scored in the 65th minute against Cincinnati on Saturday to narrow the deficit to one goal, but Toronto was not able to score an equalizer. Toronto has lost each of its last two in the MLS after going unbeaten in three straight matches.
Toronto has not won any of its last 12 matches on the road with four draws and eight losses, dating back to last July when defeating Chicago 2-1 at Soldier Field. Jesus Jimenez is the leading goal scorer for Toronto with seven, while Alejandro Pozuelo and Jonathan Osorio each have scored two goals. Pozuelo and Osorio are the co-leaders in assists with three apiece.