Toronto FC’s tactical flexibility has been questioned on several occasions this season. Ryan Nelsen’s reluctance to stray away from his preferred 4-4-2 is odd, but the return of Michael Bradley, and a congested fixture list forced his hand.
In the opening 45 minutes, you could question whether either side was seeking maximum points at Toyota Park. Toronto FC’s quick counterattacks were non-existent, and Frank Yallop’s Chicago Fire found it difficult to find their rhythm against Reds.
One of the main themes that dominated European football over the past 12 months was the success of reactive football. Teams dominated games through negating space in the final third, and attacking on the counter in some of the biggest matches this season.
Jermain Defoe’s week couldn’t get any worse. The Toronto FC striker was named a stand-by player in Roy Hodgson’s 30-man England provisional squad earlier this week, as his World Cup dreams are on the cusp of being shattered.
Toronto FC suffered their second defeat of the season against the Colorado Rapids in a dull encounter at BMO Field. Poor field conditions can be held accountable for the lacklustre showdown, but the match was also dire from a tactical perspective.
Toronto FC’s fairytale start to the Major League Soccer season reached its conclusion Saturday night. A trip to Rio Tinto Stadium –– a venue that TFC has failed to record a victory in –– was the ideal platform to test the Toronto club’s crede
You have the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Argonauts, the Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC. That's 5 professional sports teams in the Canadian city and not one a playoff team last season.
He scored the first ever goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the MLS but French striker Eric Hassli appears to have scored his last for the club. The latest in a series of moves for the Caps sees them send Hassli to rival Toronto FC.
A win is a win. It may not have stopped the bleeding in league play but Toronto FC was finally able to taste victory once again knocking off the Montreal Impact 2-0 in the Amway Canadian Championship (ACC) semifinal.
After five straight losses to begin the MLS season and the worst start in franchise history, the hope of turning its fortunes around and the goal of a playoff spot is looking faint for Toronto FC.
With all the hype surrounding the biggest game in its franchise history, Toronto FC gave its record crowd plenty to celebrate in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal – except a victory.
TFC striker Danny Koevermans (left) jumps up and does a fist pump in celebration of his first of two goals in the match
Toronto FC players jump on striker Danny Koevermans in celebration of his goal in the first half
Chivas captain Alejandro Moreno (far right) raises his hands in celebration after watching Oswaldo Minda's header bounce past TFC's Terry Dunfield and Milos Kocic
Julian de Guzman tries to keep up with De Rosario in the first of Saturday's game. The TFC midfielder shadowed his old teammate and shut him down in the opening 45 minutes
Santos striker Herculez Gomez goal fires his first half goal while eluding a tackle from Julian de Guzman
Koevermans leaps over fallen Revolution defender Franco Coria
Koevermans watches his diving header go towards the far post for his second goal of the match
DC United Captain Dwayne De Rosario celebrates a 2-0 win with his teammates against his old team at BMO Field. In the background frustrated Toronto FC forward Ryan Johnson walks off the pitch
TFC forward Reggie Lambe celebrates his second goal of the afternoon with his teammates Joao Plata (right) and Ashtone Morgan (left)
Toronto FC starting lineup (l-r) - Back row: Nick Soolsma, Danny Koevermans, Andy Iro, Ty Harden, Milos Kocic and Ryan Johnson. Front Row: Peri Marosevic, Richard Eckersley, Julian de Guzman, Matt Stinson and Ashtone Morgan.
TFC forward Peri Marosevic celebrates his goal directly in front of a group of Mexican fans on Tuesday night at BMO Field
Torsten Frings joins his teammates to celebrate Koevermans' first goal of the match
FC striker Danny Koevermans battles a Pumas player for the loose ball
TFC striker Danny Koevermans watches as Saunders leaps to grab the ball in the air. The Galaxy keeper came down on with his cleats on Kovermans leg. That angered the TFC forward who then pushed Saunders and both had to be separated. It is also believed that the keeper had landed outside box with the ball in his hands and should have resulted in a TFC free kick
New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry celebrates his late game-tying goal Saturday night at BMO Field
Toronto FC starting lineup (l-r) - Back row: Terry Dunfield, Danny Koevermans, Andy Iro, Ty Harden and Milos Kocic. Front Row: Richard Eckersley, Torsten Frings, Peri Marosevic, Nick Soolsma, Ashtone Morgan and Ryan Johnson.
Players from both teams watch Luis Silva's header bounce just out of the reach of Galaxy keeper Josh Saunders. It was an incredible professional debut for the rookie who scored on the team that he adored growing up
Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei leaps up to grab one of many corner kicks from David Beckham. TFC played to a 2-2 draw in front of 47,658 fans Wednesday night at the Rogers Centre
Beckham has to deal with more streamers while striking a corner kick
TFC keeper Milos Kocic makes a big save on Darwin Quintero in the 12th minute after a defender mishit the ball. Quintero was given a red card at the final whistle for head butting Ashtone Morgan and will be suspended for the second leg