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Opposition Report: Toronto - 8/4

By Reilly McGlumphy, 08/02/18, 3:30PM EDT

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Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (10-3-7) will be taking on Toronto FC II (1-15-3) for the third and final time this season. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at Highmark Stadium. 

The season so far

Toronto FC II currently sits in last place in the Eastern Conference with only six points and a 1-15-3 overall record. Last weekend, Toronto took a step in the right direction earning its first win of the season against Nashville SC, 2-0. In its last five games, the team north of the border holds a 1-3-1 record, as its win last time out snapped a prior three-game losing streak.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Midfielders Matt Srbely and Luca Uccello helped secure the first win of the season for Toronto FC II with a goal apiece against Nashville SC. Both Srbely and Uccello have been impactful players for Toronto’s offense this season. So far, Uccello has three goals and two assists while Srbely has contributed two goals. Uccello also is tied for the team lead with 15 chances created.

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Strengths

Conversion: Toronto FC II has finished its chances, owning one of the highest conversion rates in the East at 16 percent.

Passing accuracy: Toronto FC II has controlled its passes with a 78 percent passing accuracy, which compares favorably to the Hounds’ 71 percent accuracy.

Weaknesses

Goals conceded: In the back, Toronto FC II has conceded the most goals (46) in the East. On average, Toronto has allowed 2.4 goals per game. 

Away games: So far, Toronto has struggled on the road, losing all 10 matches on its opponent’s turf.