Thursday, May 28, 2015

Live video: Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC

Major League Soccer's preseason scene shifts from Arizona to Florida today as the Disney Pro Soccer Classic gets underway in Orlando.

Live video: Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC

Major League Soccer's preseason scene shifts from Arizona to Florida today as the Disney Pro Soccer Classic gets underway in Orlando.

Columbus' Federico Higuaín was one of the league's best foreign signings last year. He almost single-handedly sparked the Crew into a late-season charge that came up just sort of the playoffs. This year, Higuain will be joined in the midfield by another dynamic Argentine in Matías Sánchez.

For Toronto, meanwhile, it's likely to be yet another rebuilding year. New manager Ryan Nelsen was a standout defender in his playing days with D.C. United and Blackburn Rovers, and seems a natural-born leader. But he'll have to show that he can translate his organizational skills from the field to the sideline.

This game kicks off at 1 p.m. Eastern, and it leads off a quadrupleheader of MLS action in Orlando. You'll be able to watch all four games here on the blog, including the Philadelphia Union's preseason debut at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Check back throughout the afternoon and evening for new posts with each game's live stream.

Starting Lineups

Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1)

Goalkeeper: Andy Gruenebaum
Defenders: Josh Williams, Chad Marshall, Gláuber Berti, Tyson Wahl;
Midfielders: Dominic Oduro, Agustin Viana, Matías Sánchez, Ben Speas
Forwards: Federico Higuaín; Ryan Finley

Toronto FC (4-4-1-1)

Goalkeeper: Stefan Frei 
Defenders: Richard Eckersley, Gale Agbossoumonde, Darren O'Dea, Ashtone Morgan 
Midfielders: Reggie Lambe, Jonathon Osorio, Jeremy Hall, Emery Welshman 
Forwards: Luis Silva; Justin Braun

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