Toronto In Houston For Wednesday
HOUSTON, TX – Toronto FC players, coaches and trainers arrived in Houston on Sunday night, looking ahead to Wednesday’s match against the Dynamo (TSN, 9 p.m. ET).
Monday marks the start of the second week Paul Mariner has been head coach of the Reds. Toronto players will train in Houston on Monday and Tuesday evenings before the midweek tilt.
On Saturday, Toronto suffered a 2-0 defeat in Kansas City on Mariner’s touchline debut. A strong start by KC saw TFC concede two first half goals. The Reds weren’t short on goal scoring chances. However, a combination of the upright and KC keeper Jimmy Nielsen's foot helped to preserve the clean sheet for the home side.
Toronto and Houston split their season series in 2011. The Reds won at BMO Field 2-1 in May, while the Dynamo won the return match 2-0 at Robertson Stadium. On Wednesday, Toronto will set foot on the brand new BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston for the first time.