PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers learned Toronto FC’s travel roster on Thursday for their exhibition match against the MLS expansion side at PGE Park on Sunday at 5 p.m. Among the names are leading scorer Danny Dichio and team captain Jimmy Brennan.
Toronto FC finished its inaugural MLS season on Oct. 20 with a 2-2 draw against the New England Revolution at Toronto’s BMO Field. Down 2-0, Toronto FC rallied behind goals from forward Collin Samuel and Dichio – whose equalizing strike was selected as MLS’s Goal of the Week for the final week of the regular season. Click here to view Dichio’s goal.
Here is a breakdown of Toronto FC’s travel roster by position:
Goalkeeper: Kenny Stamatopoulous
Defender: Adam Braz, Jimmy Brennan, Todd Dunivant, Tyrone Marshall, Marvell Wynne
Midfielder: Maurice Edu, Carl Robinson, Chris Pozniak, Joey Melo, Gabe Gala, Tyler Hemming
Forward: Andrea Lombardo, Collin Samuel, Danny Dichio
Notes on the Toronto FC travel roster: Dunivant, Wynne and Edu have all earned caps with the U.S. National Team ... Robinson played at PGE Park in 2005 in an exhibition match against the Timbers while a member of England’s Sunderland AFC ... Melo and Gala are both members of Canadian youth national teams.
The Timbers roster on Sunday will include three new faces from other USL First Division clubs. Forward Roger Levesque and midfielder Kenji Treschuk from Seattle, and Miguel Guante from Miami have been invited by head coach Gavin Wilkinson to participate in the upcoming exhibition match. Last season, Levesque recorded eight goals and five assists in 27 matches and was a USL First Division All-League second-team selection. Treschuk, a finalist for the 2007 USL First Division Rookie of the Year, appeared in 26 matches and recorded two assists for the 2007 league-champion Sounders. Guante, a University of Portland alum, joined Miami FC midway through the 2007 season and played 357 minutes in seven matches.
Tickets for the Timbers exhibition match against MLS’s Toronto FC on Sunday at PGE Park are available through local Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (503) 224-4400. Tickets start at $12. Gates open at 4 p.m.