Week 11 of MLS NEXT Pro has arrived and the Game of the Week is a clash between Rochester New York FC and Toronto FC II at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York on Thursday. The action is set to kick off at 7 p.m. ET.
This and every match will be available to stream live and free of charge on MLSNEXTPro.com.
MLS NEXT Pro has teamed up with automated camera technology provider Spiideo to deliver live streams of all MLS NEXT Pro matches, ensuring every game this season will be available for viewing on MLSNEXTPro.com.
The matchup is this week's MLS NEXT Pro Game of the Week, so viewers will experience a multi-camera production for this match.
Rochester New York FC comes into this week as the hottest team in MLS NEXT Pro, winning its last four matches with the last one being a dominant 4-0 triumph over Eastern Conference leaders Columbus Crew 2. The side now sits in fifth in the East with a 4-3-1 record — a massive turnaround from its first four games.
Both sides of the ball are clicking for RNY FC in its four-game winning streak as it scored 13 goals while only conceding twice. These results are also coming against some of the best teams in the Eastern Conference such as Columbus Crew 2, Philadelphia Union II and Inter Miami II.
Despite being on a tear all of May, RNY FC head coach Bruno Baltazar said his squad is prepared for a battle this week against Toronto FC II. l
“Big challenge ahead against Toronto,” Baltazar told MLS NEXT Pro. “They want to bounce back for sure and we are ready for that reaction from them.”
Everything being said, expect Rochester New York FC’s offense to net multiple goals again this week against a leaky Toronto FC II backline.
Players to Watch:
Gibran Rayo, forward - The young forward scored twice last week and now has three goals on the season. Will his form continue this week?
Pedro Dolabella, midfielder - Despite being a midfielder, Dolabella leads the team with four goals. He didn’t get on the score sheet last week so look for him to make amends.
Caique, goalkeeper - Caique has been a rock for RNY FC this season tallying 23 saves and three clean sheets. Look for the 24-year-old to make massive saves against Toronto FC II.
Players to Watch
Hugo Mbongue, midfielder - RNY FC will be paying plenty of attention to TFC II’s production leader. Through five starts, Mbongue has noticed four goals and three assists.
Themi Antonoglou, midfielder - The 21-year-old has contributed two goals and assists each from the midfield so far this season.
Greg Ranjitsingh, goalkeeper - Look for the 28-year-old goalkeeper loanee from Toronto FC to register his first clean sheet of the season if his side is to break the four-game skid.