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Three things to know about Toronto

After three consecutive games at home, Columbus Crew SC is back on the road to face Toronto FC for the Final Leg of the Trillium Cup. Leading up to Sunday’s 7:30 p.m. kickoff, here are three things to know about Toronto.

Giovinco’s got goals

Toronto’s team leader Sebastian Giovinco dominated in the Red’s last match against D.C. United, earning a hat trick — the third of his MLS career. Giovinco now has 11 goals on the season, ranking him third in the League for most goals scored. He also sits at the top of the League for total shots with 124 — 40 of those being on goal — making him an opponent that the Black & Gold will have to watch for.

All tied up

Columbus and Toronto have already met twice this season as part of the Trillium cup series. The first meeting of the Cup came on May 21 in a back-and-forth battle that resulted in both teams walking away with one point in its scoreless draw.

The second meeting was three weeks ago when the Reds came to MAPFRE Stadium and both teams walked away with one point in another draw, that time with a final score of 1-1. 

Home sweet home

Toronto’s last loss at BMO Field was to the Vancouver Whitecaps all the on May 14.

The Reds remain unbeaten at home since May 18 and has won its last two consecutive matches at BMO Field. Their most recent win at home was on July 23 when Toronto defeated D.C. United 4-1 in an impressive fashion.

With a trophy on the line, it is certain that both teams will bring their best in the Final Leg of the Trillium Cup. 

Columbus' return to action in the 2016 Trillium Cup rivalry series is on Sunday, July 31 at Toronto FC (7:30 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1, English radio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).


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