Toronto’s Drew Moor sidelined as medical precaution

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Toronto FC will be without one of its key defensive figures over the weekend, but Greg Vanney’s side could need to find a replacement for a longer stint.

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The Canadian side announced on Friday that Drew Moor won’t travel to Ohio this weekend when TFC takes on the Columbus Crew after medical staff discovered a cardiac arrhythmia in the player following tests.

The 33-year-old is in his second season with Toronto after previously featuring for the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas in his earlier days in MLS.

While a timetable for Moor’s return is unknown at the moment, it’s certainly a big loss for last season’s MLS Cup runners’ up. Moor started in 32 of the club’s matches a season ago and played a major role in anchoring the team’s backline.

Toronto is unbeaten in its first five matches but four of the team’s results have been draws. The Eastern Conference side will go for its second win of the year on Saturday when they face East leaders Columbus at MAPFRE Stadium.