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TFC face D.C. United in S.C.
March 11, 2009, 7:31 AM
Filed under: Carolina Challenge Cup, DC United, Toronto FC

Toronto FC take on D.C. United in the Carolina Cup at Blackbaud Stadium on Wednesday. Kick off is at 5:00 p.m. live on Toronto FC TV. You can also follow the game through the live match blog on

TFC won their opening match of the tournament on Saturday beating hosts Charleston Battery 2-1 with goals from Dwayne De Rosario and Rohan Ricketts. Adrian Serioux is to play against D.C. despite being sent off on Saturday for receiving two yellow cards. Pablo Vitti could miss the match although he has been training with the team. The Argentine striker was kept out of the win over Charleston as a precaution after picking up a slight knock.

Reds coach John Carver is expected to field a similar team to the one the one that started on Saturday. “I won’t be making many changes because it’s all about the guys who might be starting against Kansas City getting as many minutes as they can,” he said.

De Rosario was pleased with the performance against the Battery but is expecting a tougher test against MLS opposition. “The win over Charleston was a great way for us to start off the tournament,” he said. “I’ve won this tournament before so I am looking to do the same this time around. I am very much looking forward to the game against D.C. United. They are our rivals from the Eastern Conference so it will be a tougher test for us. Hopefully we can set the pace and put some fear into them for when we meet them later in the season.”

D.C. United come into the game having lost 3-0 to Real Salt Lake on Saturday. United finished the game with nine men after having Dejan Jakovic and Anthony Peters sent off. They also lost three players through injury including goalkeeper Louis Crayton.

Following the TFC game, hosts Charleston Battery will take on Real Salt Lake in the fourth game of the Carolina Cup. Should two or more teams be deadlocked at the conclusion of round-robin play on Saturday, goal differential will determine the winner of the tournament.

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