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Reds Rundown | What you need to know before Matchday 3


English Talent: Tyler Terens (Play-by-Play) & Lori Lindsey (Analyst)

Spanish Talent: Moisés Linares (Play-by-Play) & Pablo Mariño (Analyst)

Toronto FC (0-0-1, 1 point) continue their 2024 Major League Soccer campaign on the road to face New England Revolution (0-1-0, 0 points) at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Matchday 3 contest kicks off at 2:00 p.m. ET and can be viewed in English and Spanish on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Behind Enemy Lines

Toronto FC continue their 2024 campaign with back-to-back road matches to open their season for the second straight year. In 2023, TFC tallied a single point across their first two road matches, courtesy of a dramatic 3-2 loss against D.C. United and a goal-apiece draw against Atlanta United a week later. The Reds hold a 50W-156L-69T all-time record (219 points) in MLS regular season matches played on the road.


An Ode to the Past

The New England Revolution, one of only ten original MLS teams in 1996, host Toronto FC for the 40th encounter in the all-time series between the two clubs. TFC hold a 10-16-13 all-time record through their first 39 meetings with the Revolution. The Reds have scored 17 goals and won only four times through 21 matches at Gillette Stadium, with the Revs winning 11 matches and the teams sharing the spoils on six other occasions. TFC’s last taste of victory at Gillette Stadium came on July 7, 2021 after Yeferson Soteldo, Kemar Lawrence and Tsubasa Endoh scored to give the Reds a 3-2 win and the club’s first victory under Coach Javier Pérez.

Step by Step

Toronto FC opened their 2024 MLS campaign with a tightly-contested goalless draw against FC Cincinnati, winners of the 2023 Supporters’ Shield, last Sunday. The draw marked TFC’s first result at TQL Stadium in club history and Head Coach John Herdman is now looking for his first MLS win with the Reds on Sunday afternoon.


Century Loaded

Goalkeeper Sean Johnson began his 15th Major League Soccer season in spectacular fashion, recording six saves against FC Cincinnati in the season opener which also marked the most saves the American shot-stopper has made in a single match for TFC. With the performance, Johnson became only the fourth player in MLS history to record 100 career clean sheets, joining Nick Rimando (167), Kevin Hartman (127) and former Red Stefan Frei (118) in the league’s elite “100 club.”

Team of the Matchday Nods

Two Reds – goalkeeper Sean Johnson and midfielder Deybi Flores – were named as substitutes in the first MLS Team of the Matchday in 2024. Joining Johnson, the Honduran completed a team-high 54 passes, reached a top speed of 31.31 km/hour and covered 9.65 kilometres through 90 minutes to help his new club keep a clean sheet on his Toronto FC debut.

Debut Watch

Three of Toronto FC’s offseason additions – defender Nicksoen Gomis, midfielders Matty Longstaff and Tyrese Spicer – could all potentially make their club debut during Sunday’s encounter in Foxborough.


Once a Red (Now a Rev)

The Reds will square off against a familiar face and former Red in New England Revolution’s Mark-Anthony Kaye on Sunday. A product of the TFC Academy, the Canadian midfielder joined his hometown club via trade on July 8, 2022 and made a combined 30 appearances for the Reds before joining the New England Revolution via trade on July 13, 2023. In return, TFC acquired Ghanaian midfielder Latif Blessing who made 16 combined appearances for the Revs in 2023 and has since recorded seven appearances for the Reds after joining last July.


For the Community

Toronto FC will wear the club’s 2024 Community Kit for the first time this Sunday. The club’s latest uniform pays homage to its new Global Toronto Area (GTA) campaign that celebrates the diverse cultures, places and people that make up the city of Toronto. The new white-on-white strip will serve as the Reds’ secondary uniform for the 2024 and 2025 MLS seasons.