Know Your Enemy: Toronto FC

Philadelphia Union will return to MLS action Friday night in a match-up against Toronto FC. The second meeting of the 2018 season comes just over a month after the Union fell to Toronto in Canada. Here is everything you need to know about Friday's match up on PHL17.

Team: Toronto FC
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium
Kick-off: 8 p.m. ET (PHL 17)
2018 Record: 3-7-2, 10th in the Eastern Conference
Starting XI From Last Meeting vs. Philadelphia: Alex Bono; Auro (Jason Hernandez 89'), Gregory van der Wiel, Michael Bradley, Ashtone Morgan; Marky Delgado; Nicolas Hasler (Jay Chapman 78'), Ager Aketxe, Victor Vazquez (Jordan Hamilton 82'), Jonathan Osorio; Sebastian Giovinco.
Leading Scorer/Player to Watch: Sebastian Giovinco (3)

Toronto has several dangerous players, but Sebastian Giovinco tops the list. The Italian playmaker has dominated MLS since making his debut in 2015. In just three seasons, Giovinco has earned the league’s MVP award and was the fastest player to 100 points in MLS history this season with 58 goals and 42 assists in 95 matches. The "Atomic Ant" has represented his homeland, Italy, at every tier since U-16, including the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, to name a few. Philadelphia will need to keep a close eye on Giovinco Friday night.

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