Knockout round of MLS playoffs, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m, BMO Field.
TV: ESPN2, UniMás
At stake: If the Union win, they face the New York Red Bulls in a two-game aggregate series.
Records: Union 11-14-9; Toronto 14-9-11.
Union on the road: 3-9-5; Toronto at home: 8-3-6.
Coaches: Union, Jim Curtin (27-34-21); Toronto, Greg Vanney (31-30-17).
GF: Union 52; Toronto 51. GA: Union 55; Toronto 39.
Season series: Toronto, 1-0-1. The Union lost, 3-1, at home on Aug. 20 and tied Toronto, 1-1 on Sept. 24.
All-time series: 6-6-5.
About the Union: The team finished the season on an 0-5-2 skid and lost its final three games. . . . Defender Josh Yaro is out with a knee injury. . . . The Union are hoping that midfielder Warren Creavalle (ribs) will be available. . . . Midfielder Chris Pontius, who has been bothered by a hamstring injury, says he is fine. Pontius had a team-high 12 goals, tying a career high. . . . Rookie Fabian Herbers, who came on strong in the second half of the season, had three goals and a team-high seven assists. . . . All-star keeper Andre Blake had a 1.56 goals-against average in 32 games. . . . All-star defender and rookie Keegan Rosenberry played every minute this season.
About Toronto: Forward Sebastian Giovinco had four game-winning goals and five game-winning assists this season. . . . .Fellow forward Jozy Altidore had 10 goals and five assists. Defender Justin Morrow had five goals. . . . In 19 games, keeper Clint Irwin had a 1.22 goals-against average and six shutouts. . . . U.S. national team midfielder Michael Bradley is not a big scorer, with one goal in 24 games, but he had five assists. Giovinco, Drew Moor, and Altidore were the goal scorers in Toronto's 3-1 win over the Union.