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FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC preview: Odds, how to watch, TV channel, kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

Toronto FC's life under new coach John Herdman gets off to a challenging start with a visit to reigning Supporters' Shield winners FC Cincinnati.

Toronto did not make many offseason additions, instead hoping that a culture change will get the most out of well-paid stars Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi, who have not led the team to the heights expected when they joined.

Cincinnati, meanwhile, lost a couple of key players but reloaded. Star striker Brandon Vazquez moved to Monterrey in Mexico and was replaced by MLS veteran Corey Baird, and center back Yerson Mosquera returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers in England after his loan and was replaced by United States Men's National Team defender Miles Robinson.

FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC odds

FC Cincinnati

-250 ML

Draw

+375 ML

Toronto FC

+700 ML

FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC information

Where

TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

When

2:30 PM ET, Sunday, February 24

How to watch

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV

FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC props

Anytime Goalscorer

Aaron-Salem Boupendza

+100

Luciano Acosta

+120

Corey Baird

+175

Lorenzo Insigne

+333

Deandre Kerr

+400

Player to be booked

Federico Bernardeschi

+200

Deybi Flores

+220

Prince Osei Owusu

+240

Matt Miazga

+300

Luciano Acosta

+333

FC Cincinnati team news

New signings Corey Baird, Miles Robinson, and Pavel Bucha could make their debuts against Toronto.

Toronto FC team news

New signings Kevin Long and Deybi Flores, as well as draftees Patrick McDonald and No. 1 overall pick Tyrese Spicer, could make their Toronto FC debuts against Cincinnati.

FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC stats

FC Cincinnati won more home games than any other MLS team in 2023 with 13. Toronto FC was the only club to go winless on the road in 2023.

Among Eastern Conference teams last season, Toronto scored the fewest total goals with 26 while Cincinnati scored the joint-fourth-most with 57. Toronto allowed the most goals in the East last season with 59 while Cincinnati had the joint-second-best defense in the conference with 39 goals allowed.

Cincinnati lost its second-top scorer from last year, Brandon Vazquez (eight goals), but the team brought back reigning MLS MVP Luciano Acosta (17 goals, 10 assists) and Aaron Boupendza (five goals in 10 matches after joining last summer) as well as signing Corey Baird (eight goals, five assists).

Toronto held onto all six players who scored multiple goals for the team last season, although its two top scorers - Bernardeschi and then-20-year-old Deandre Kerr - only scored five goals each.

FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC head-to-head

FC Cincinnati

6 wins

Draws

0 ties

Toronto FC

4 wins

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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