Defender Richard Eckersley (in red) missed Toronto's last match due to suspension.

Eckersley To Return Saturday

Toronto FC will play its first match at the new home of Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on GOL TV Canada - the channel is currently on a freeview. 

The Reds have lost three consecutive league matches and have been without a goal for 306 minutes in MLS action since beating Vancouver 1-0 on June 29. Toronto debuted five new players, including designated players Torsten Frings and Danny Koevermans on Wednesday. Although the revamped squad created many chances in its midweek match - a 1-0 defeat to Dallas - they somehow escaped the score sheet. Defender Richard Eckersley missed the Dallas game due to suspension. He is slated to return Saturday.

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Kansas City is unbeaten in 11 MLS games (four wins, seven draws) and will likely debut new designated player Jeferson to match Toronto's recent acquisitions - provided his paperwork has been filed. The club drew its last three league games 1-1 and played at midweek against England's Newcastle United FC in a scoreless friendly. They are in the midst of nine straight home games at newly builty Livestrong Sporting Park after starting 10 consecutive matches on the road, including a scoreless draw at BMO Field.

The match will be shown live on GOL TV Canada^ at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The channel is currently offered on a freeview until July 29. A live pregame show will air at 8 p.m. ET. Consult the channel guide to see your local listing or contact your service provider.

Not near a TV? Dial in to Sportsnet Radio FAN 590 from 8:30 p.m. ET. Check The Fan's TFC page to see if the match is on the radio or web.

Online will host a live chat with Asif Hossain from 8:25 p.m. ET. Comment on the match and watch highlights as they arrive.

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