Back-up goalkeeper Brian Edwards has been rewarded with a start for Toronto FC's biggest game in their short history.

The 25-year old has produced some brilliant performances for the Reds in the past two weeks in the absence of first choice shot-stopper Stefan Frei and Toronto coach Chris Cummins has confirmed Edwards will be handed a start for the clash against New York Red Bulls.

"I've always been one who says if a lad comes into the team and does well, then he keeps his spot," Cummins told reporters after practise at BMO Field.

Edwards said he was just looking forward to taking on the Red Bulls as Toronto attempt to qualify for MLS play-offs.

"When you can help your team win a game like that and you make a few's a good feeling," said Edwards.

"But as good as it was on Saturday, it's completely out of my mind now. I'm just focused on New York.

"Just playing in big games does a lot for you as a goalkeeper.

"You've got to be able to handle the pressure. This one's another big one and I love big games."