Columbus Crew SC host Toronto FC for their home opener. The visitors are looking to continue a strong start with another road win and 6 points on the season, while Crew SC are looking for their first points after the loss in the opener in Houston.
Winger Justin Meram is available for selection after serving his one game suspension to open the season. He'll be taking back the starting left wing spot from week one starter Kristinn Steindorsson. The team will be looking for more offense from the left side of the attack after being blanked in Houston.
Crew SC will lose Tony Tchani after his suspension announced this week by the Disciplinary Committee. New signing Mohammed Saeid will to step into the lineup. He was in the 18 last week, but didn't get off the bench.
Lineups (Left to Right):
Crew SC (4-2-3-1)
Steve Clark; Waylon Francis, Emanuel Pogatetz, Michael Parkhurst, Hernan Grana; Mohammed Saied, Wil Trapp; Justin Meram, Federico Higuain, Ethan Finlay; Kei Kamara
Subs: Tyson Wahl, Chris Klute, Kristinn Steindorsson, Kevan George, Hector Jimenez, Aaron Schoenfeld, Matt Lampson
Toronto FC (4-3-2-1)
Starters: Joe Bendik, Warren Creavalle, Steven Caldwell, Damien Perquis, Justin Morrow, Jonathan Osorio, Michael Bradley, Benoit Cheyrou, Sebastian Giovinco, Josy Altidore, Robbie Findley
Subs: Chris Konopka, Nick Hagglund, Eriq Zavaleta, Ashtone Morgan, Marky Delgado, Collen Warner, Luke Moore
How to Watch:
Match Date/Time: Saturday March 14th, 7:30 pm ET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)
Watch: TWC SportsChannel (English); MLS Direct Kick
Stream: MLS Live (English)
Listen: CD102.5 FM (English) La Mega 103.1 FM (Spanish)