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With match at Cinci, TFC has chance to move up standings

It’s a new locale but the same old story for Toronto FC this weekend.

Greg Vanney’s team visits FC Cincinnati (5-20-3) for the first time Saturday, looking for points and some separation in the crowded Eastern Conference standings.

Toronto (10-10-8) goes into weekend play holding down the seventh and last playoff spot in the East by one point over idle Montreal. Five points separate the fourth- and eighth-placed teams.

Cincinnati, which sits at the bottom of the 24-team league, was officially eliminated from playoff contention last weekend in a 3-1 loss at FC Dallas. The expansion team is winless in its last eight games (0-7-1) and conceded 10 goals in its last three outings.