We know Toronto FC is in the midst of a rebuild. Head coach Aaron Winter and his associate Bob de Klerk and MLSE management have held fast to their plan of 4-3-3 and finding the right players to play in that system. After the disaster that was NY and Houston, I would not be surprised if the coaches and managements patience with some players runs thin very soon.
It has become quite evident to my eyes that not only are some of these players perhaps overwhelmed with the task at hand, but quiet frankly it seems to me some just don’t have the desire to even try and make this plan of attack work. It’s not as if the players are being asked to do something so foreign that they are overwhelmed. Every system of sensible soccer/football play can work if players are committed. I don’t care what league we are talking about.
I have had conversations with both Aaron Winter and Bob de Klerk while on the road with this team and these two men are not lost. They are not asking the players to play above their heads, they are asking for a commitment. I know for a fact there at times has been a lack of commitment to be better by some of the players on this current roster. Ti’s not my job to name them and ti’s their job to prove all doubters and teammates wrong. That’s what being a professional athlete is all about. People will doubt you at some point. The best athletes use that as fuel to be better.
Should Toronto FC be better team at this point in the franchises existence? Yes. Is it right now, No. Many of us know the real reasons for that. Those reasons are in the past and it is time for this team to move past the drama and focus on football. I can tell you for certain that is what Aaron and Bob are trying to instill in this team.