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Pre-season preview: Toronto FC Vs Sunderland A.F.C

Preview of tonight's friendly against Toronto FC

Toronto FC Vs Sunderland A.F.C

Team News

Toronto FC
Head Coach Greg Vanney couldn't stress enough his teams MLS schedual is the priority, however he should give a run out to many of his first team. Toronto top scorer Sebastian Giovinco has bagged 8 goals in 16, should play a part. Blast from the past Steven Caldwell who has missed most of the MLS season with an achilles problem called time on his career prior to the fixture. While Jozy Altidore should also feature having not been included in the U.S Gold Squad.


Sunderland
Sunderland welcome new signings Jeremain Lens, Younès Kaboul and Sebastián Coates to the squad though they won't feature tonight. Patrick van Aanholt and Adam Johnson have also joined up with the squad after suffering Visa difficulties in the US. Costel Pantilimon and Jordi Gómez could feature for the first time this tour after injury. Connor Wickham and Danny Graham could miss out having not trained yesterday

Players To Watch
Jermain Defoe and Jozy Altidore
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Well we all know about Toronto FC following January's transfer business which left both set of fans very happy with their players efforts. But while Jermain Defoe was grabbing some crucial survival goals, including a sex volley against the Mags, Jozy Altidore has been turning heads in Canada netting an impressive 7 goals in 13 games . You can be sure both players will be well up for this fixture looking to prove a point to their ex clubs.
Our Opponents

Toronto play out of the BMO Field, a  30,991 capacity stadium. Anybody who's made the long trip be sure to familiarise yourself with ground regulations here.

Coverage

Watch the live stream at midnight tonight here.