A week that could be the season for Toronto FC is upon this club. After a hugely disappointing loss at home to Seattle in extra time, TFC went on the road to Real salt Lake and were soundly beaten in Sandy Utah. No Shame in losing to RSL, a team I think can win the MLS Cup. (there is a stretch). But in the bigger picture this team and any progress is going in the wrong direction once again.
I have been witness to this before since arriving on the scene with Toronto FC and it pains me to watch. A team lacking depth in personnel, battling best its players can each and every night, but it’s just not good enough to be a threat right now. With Alan Gordon out of the line up, it is remarkable how different Toronto FC looks and plays on the pitch. It is clear evidence that this team can succeed if management would go out and sign some character players to lead this team.
I am not questioning for a moment the current rosters desire to win games, nor their character. But I won’t be sold by anyone that this team has a leader, outside of Stefan Frei, that can take the club by the throat and will them to play better football. So two wins on the season. Vancouver in town and clearly already a rival who is out for blood from their fellow Canadian side. One game between the two for valuable MLS points and the other for Canadian Championship bragging rights. A Whitecaps sweep would be demoralizing for Toronto and one must honestly wonder how much longer once again ownership can sit back and watch this franchise whither a season away.