This weekend’s matchup between Charlotte FC and Toronto FC will take place at Bank of America Stadium with the Major League Soccer playoff race being as close as it can be.
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The Crown have lost three of their last four games at Bank of America Stadium, making it clear that one of Major League Soccer’s most intimidating stadiums has recently been anything but intimidating.
With Charlotte scoring just once in seven of their first eight games in North Carolina, including four shutouts, this expansion team had a definite advantage prior to that streak because of home field.
Crown were guilty of pushing too many players forward twice and they paid the price when the Lions got behind Charlotte’s defense on several occasions, with Tesho Akindele scoring the winning goal in the 89th minute. Crown’s play improved significantly in the second half.
In her first MLS season, Charlotte scored the game-winning goal four times with less than five minutes remaining.
They have more wins than the three teams currently ranked above them in the Eastern Conference, so the only points dropped are huge wins as they are the only ones below the playoff mark.
Charlotte has fallen to Canadian opponents in four of their last five games, including a 4-0 loss to the Reds at the end of July.
With their playoff hopes dwindling, Toronto did themselves no favors last week by earning just one point out of a possible six.
They have played more games than almost every team above them and still have four teams to catch in the postseason race.
Previously, the Reds’ impressive five-game winning streak came to an end with a loss to the Herons as a result of some shoddy goalkeeping that left them trailing for the majority of the game.
Both of these teams have a chance to sneak into a postseason spot, but neither appears particularly strong defensively or at ease in a pressure situation. A draw is the most suitable decision here.