Spark, Stephe and Tim are home from BMO Field and discuss how Toronto FC fared on the pitch today.
Can't buy a goal.
Toronto FC are downed 1-0 to FC Dallas and their season continues to stall as momentum is eluding them time and time again. Even with the CCL in the rear view mirror, the team is lacking fitness, a healthy roster and a level of cohesiveness to compete against the best teams in the league. Giovinco had another night where he just was inches away from goals but could not convert, and overall the team lacked the final touch to at the very least get a goal.
Toronto locks down the scoreline as local boys Jay Chapman and Ryan Telfer lift the Reds to a critical 2-1 win over Orlando City. It was an emerging display from Telfer who has been getting minutes, but this was his breakthrough performance where he took advantage of a weak side of the pitch and created chance after chance until he scored the winning goal. Chapman as well has been looking good and notched the opener that was set up by Tosaint Ricketts. With the win, TFC earned an essential three points that keeps them out of the basement of the Eastern Conference.
SEEING RED! More dropped points by TFC and a Giovinco red card - can it get any worse?! A 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution did nothing to reinstill any confidence, and what positive seen in the second half were undone by Seba's straight red. We discuss the card, the million dollar man Ager Aketxe, any positives on the night and the question beginning to be floated around TFC-land: are Toronto already outside of the playoff hunt?
Keep 'em coming.
Toronto has the CCL in the rear view mirror and we can now look at a 3-0 result with nothing else on the horizon but MLS play. A win over Philadelphia was much needed after dropping points last weekend against Chicago, and with key players missing, the rest of the side stepped up. Giovinco, Osorio, Vasquez and then Chapman took care of business for TFC to comfortably dispatch an underwhelming Union team. It was important to get three points as tougher opposition is ahead, specifically this Wednesday against Seattle.
Remember Reds, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
That is what we are left with after a gutting 2-1 loss to CD Guadalajara in the Champions League - the opponent who was supposed to be the easiest of the three faced thus far. It was an off night all around as the Reds didn't have that edge we saw against Tigres and América, and two lapses were all it took to score goals for Chivas. Now it's all on the away leg to see if MLS can finally lift the trophy.
A tale of two teams...
Yes, it's TFC's CCL side, and until the championship round is over, we will be seeing another side, who were game but unable to get the better of the Colorado Rapids in a 2-0 away loss. It was a CanCon roster, allowing the youth to be on display and give us a glimpse of future potential. There was plenty of positives, however, the overall performance looked out of sync and not to the standard we are used to with our top XI. It's a forgettable result and one that has to be weighed and considered with a CONCACAF title on the line over the next week.
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