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MLS Regular Season | Match #8

Toronto FC at Charlotte FC

Saturday, April 13 | 7:30 p.m. ET

Bank of America Stadium | Charlotte, North Carolina

TV: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV

English (Apple TV): Neil Sika (Play-by-Play) and Lloyd Sam (Analyst)
Spanish (Apple TV): Jesús Acosta (Play-by-Play) and Luis Gerardo Bucci (Analyst)

Toronto FC (3-3-1, 10 pts) visit 2022 MLS expansion club Charlotte FC (2-3-2, 8 pts) for their eighth match of the 2024 MLS season on Saturday evening. The Matchday 9 encounter kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and can be viewed on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Toronto FC enter Saturday’s encounter fresh off a road loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place last Saturday. With 10 points from the club’s opening seven matches, TFC currently sit seventh in the MLS Eastern Conference standings and have the fifth-best points per game tally (1.43) across the conference. The Reds hold a 3W-1L-1T record through their first five meetings with the Crown across three seasons.


Toronto FC’s 2024 MLS campaign continues with their fifth road match of the MLS regular season and their second matchup against Charlotte FC this Saturday evening. Following a tie, a win and a pair of losses through their opening four away games, the Reds hold a 51W-158L-69T all-time record (222 points) in MLS regular season matches played on the road.


Toronto FC visit 2022 MLS expansion club Charlotte FC for the sixth encounter in the all-time series between the two clubs. TFC hold a 3W-1L-1T record through their first five meetings with the Crown. The two Eastern Conference clubs have previously faced off at Bank of America Stadium on two occasions, with both sides winning an encounter each at the multi-purpose stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. TFC will be looking for their first road victory against the Crown since recording a 2-0 win in their first away match against Charlotte, courtesy of goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi, at the Bank of America Stadium on August 27, 2022. Most recently, the Reds beat Charlotte FC by a 1-0 scoreline, courtesy of Lorenzo Insigne’s MLS Goal of the Matchday winner, in their 2024 MLS Home Opener on March 9.


Toronto FC enter the match fresh off a loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, after the Western Conference club scored two goals in each half at BC Place in British Columbia last Saturday. The result ended the Reds’ five-match goalscoring streak, where the club scored six goals and recorded three wins in five matches during the month of March.


A trio of Toronto FC players from the club’s current active roster recently made their 50th appearance for the club across all competitions. Most recently against Vancouver last Saturday, Homegrown product Kosi Thompson made his 50th appearance for the Reds, becoming the eighth current TFC player to reach the milestone. American defender Shane O’Neill reached the milestone against Sporting Kansas City on March 30, 2024, while Italian winger Federico Bernardeschi made his 50th TFC appearance against Charlotte FC in the club’s 2024 Home Opener on March 9. The five other players from the current roster to have reached the milestone include the Canadian quintet of Jonathan Osorio, Richie Laryea, Ayo Akinola, Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty and Deandre Kerr.



Major League Soccer’s seventh annual Greener Goals Week of Service highlights League-wide activations and raising awareness for environmental issues throughout the soccer community. Inspired by reforestation and natural ecosystems, all MLS clubs, including Toronto FC and Charlotte FC, will be sporting adidas One Planet pre-match jerseys in celebration of Earth Week this Saturday. Titled “One Planet. One Chance.”, the pre-match jerseys are made from recycled materials and come in three distinct colors representing the Woods, Soil and Water. Toronto FC’s 2024 One Planet pre-match jersey will be available to purchase at and Real Sports Apparel.

To amplify efforts surrounding reforestation, MLS is also partnering with One Tree Planted to plant 1,000 trees on behalf of each MLS community, up to 29,000 trees across the League. Fans will have the opportunity to support this initiative – for every social post using #GreenerGoals, MLS and One Tree Planted will plant one tree as part of large-scale reforestation projects taking place in the U.S. and Canada. This campaign will aim to reforest 68 acres of land to provide cleaner air and water, stored carbon, stabilized soils and improved biodiversity.