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Match Preview: Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC

The Challengers: Toronto FC (15-13-4) vs. Columbus Crew SC (13-11-8)

When: Saturday October 17, 2:00 PM ET TV: TSN 1, 4 

Weather: Mostly cloudy and 6 degrees 

Toronto FC Projected Starting XI

Three Keys: Golden Boot 

Both players want it and so do their coaches. The race for the Golden Boot remains too close to call. Sebastian Giovinco and Kei Kamara have laid waste to opposition defences this season and they’ll go head-to-head on Saturday at BMO Field. Both strikers sit on 22 goals, though Giovinco is also tied for first in the league with 15 assists while Kamara only has two. We’ve seen what Seba can do on a weekly basis. Kamara presents a different challenge. “Kei is a very dangerous forward, especially when they’re able to get balls out wide and whip balls into the box” said Greg Vanney following training on Friday. “We can’t allow him the freedom to run in the box and out jump us.” Giovinco and Kamara have completely different skill sets, but each player is incredibly effective with the tools at their disposal. It’s going to be fun watching them square off for the final time this season with some silverware on the line.

Come On You Reds Podcast

They did it! On this week's show Devang and Wheels discuss TFC's playoff clinching win over the Red Bulls, the hiring of new President Bill Manning and preview Saturday's match against the Crew.

Greg Vanney Previews The Match