Toronto FC forward Chad Barrett and defender Nick Garcia both returned to training on Friday at BMO Field and will be in the squad to face New York Red Bulls on Saturday (kick off 1:00 p.m. live on CBC and The FAN 590).
Barrett has not played since leaving the 1-0 defeat in New York with a tweaked hamstring on August 11. Garcia missed Tuesday’s Champions League win over Cruz Azul with a knee injury sustained in training ahead of the match.
“Chad has trained today and has been feeling good.“ said Toronto coach Preki after training Friday. “We will look at him again tomorrow and see how he reacts after a day of training. Nick is fine and should be good to go.”
Maicon Santos remains sidelined with a knee injury. “He is making progress and we hope he won’t be out for long but he won’t play tomorrow.”
Toronto will be without midfielder Julian de Guzman who is suspended for one match after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the last league match. “We will miss Julian for sure, but we have to believe that we have other players who can step in and fill the whole,” said the coach.
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