Toronto FC vs. Rochester
Martin Bazyl

Match Preview: Toronto FC II vs. Rochester Rhinos

Who: Toronto FC II (7-17-5, 26pts) at Rochester Rhinos (12-5-12, 48pts)

When: Saturday September 24, 5:05 PM

Where: Rhinos Stadium, Rochester New York

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Toronto FC II travels to Rochester this weekend to play their final game of the 2016 USL season. The Reds will take on the Rhinos at 5:05 PM.

The Young Reds will be looking to end their season on a high note after their 2-1 victory over Orlando City B two weekends ago. "We have nothing to lose...we need to leave it all out there,” said co-captain Skylar Thomas.

The Young Reds will try to play spoiler yet again this weekend. The Rhinos are looking to secure home field advantage for the USL playoffs. The Young Reds would love to deny their rivals that opportunity. The Rhinos are undefeated in their last eight matches.

Toronto FC II has played the Rhinos extremely well this year. The Reds defeated the Rhinos 2-1 back in July. Lucca Uccello and Malik Johnson would both score for the Young Reds. The two teams would play to a 1-1 draw in their second meeting at the OSC. Skylar Thomas scored the equalizer for the Reds.

"This match is going to be intense,” said head coach Jason Bent, “we want to finish as far up the table as we can."

 

Players to Watch

Christian Volesky: Volesky is the Rhino’s leading scorer with 10 goals in 29 matches. He added a goal in the most recent match against Toronto FC II. Last season Volesky led the team in goals (8) on the way to the team’s 2015 USL Championship.

Steevan Dos Santos: Dos Santos was a dangerous player the first time these two teams met. He registered five shots (two on target) but was unable to breakthrough. He has put together a strong season adding seven goals and five assists in 25 games.

Toronto FC II take on Rochester Rhinos this Saturday September 24 at 5:05 PM ET. Follow along on Twitter @TorontoFCII using the hashtag #ROCvTOR and watch the action via livestream at tfc2.ca