MLS Preview: Toronto FC vs. Orlando City Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 21)
- Toronto FC’s captain Michael Bradley will retire after this game.
- Toronto FC will finish the 2023 season with the worst record of all MLS teams.
- Orlando City will stay in the No. 2 place in the East regardless of what happens on October 21.
The Toronto FC vs. Orlando City game at BMO Field in the final round of the 2023 MLS regular season will be the last game of Toronto’s captain Michael Bradley. The 36-year-old midfielder will retire after playing his 250th match in the TFC shirt.
We think it would be more than suitable for Bradley and his teammates to end Toronto’s six-game losing streak this weekend. Can they do it?
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m ET
- Where: BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Toronto FC is the worst team in the MLS. Whatever happens in the final round, this team will finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with the worst record of all teams in the entire league.
This, however, doesn’t mean they won’t be motivated on Saturday. They want to give their captain a farewell present in the form of a win over Orlando City. Bradley has been playing for this team for nine years, so making his last-ever game memorable would be a nice thing to do.
There’s no doubt his teammates will give their best on October 21, but it’s not only because of Bradley. It’s also because they wish to end the season on a positive note by breaking their horrendous streak of six straight losses in the MLS.
Toronto FC players will have fans on their side as the game is played on their turf. BMO Field is the place where each of their four wins in the 2023 MLS happened.
Toronto FC vs. Orlando City Prediction
Orlando’s players are coming to Canada to have a good time this weekend. They have nothing to fight for as they’ve already secured the No. 2 place in the Eastern Conference. Whatever happens on Saturday, they will not move away from that spot.
This is why coach Oscar Pareja might decide to give some of Orlando City’s key men a day off. After all, he wants to keep them well-rested for the playoffs.
As a result, we could see Toronto FC have an unusually easy job. Bradley & Co. might take on Orlando’s B-Team, which shouldn’t be too hard to beat.