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.
Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski is congratulated by teammates after opening the scoring in just the ninth minute. He added another goal in the second half to ice the game and now has three goals on the season
United keeper Bill Hamid makes a big save in the second half and preserved a clean sheet on the road
Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and defender Darrius Barnes look on helplessly as TFC striker Danny Koevermans knocks in the game-tying goal
TFC striker Danny Koevermans is mobbed by his teammates to celebrate his goal early in the second half
TFC striker Danny Koevermans (left) jumps up and does a fist pump in celebration of his first of two goals in the match
Koevermans (left) celebrates his game-tying goal in the 83rd minute on Saturday
Pumas defender Marco Palacios leaps in the air to celebrate his game-tying goal early in the second 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
Toronto FC forward Ryan Johnson hangs his head in frustration after a missed opportunity in a 1-0 loss to Chivas USA on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field
Torsten Frings joins his teammates to celebrate Koevermans' first 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
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
Players from both teams watch Marosevic's shot go past sliding goalkeeper Odin Patino on the opening goal
Columbus Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum leaps up to grab a ball in the air on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field. The Crew capitalized on a Toronto FC mistake in the second half and hung on for a 1-0 win
Henry finishes off his fancy footwork to fire a left-footed strike to tie the game late in the second half
TFC midfielder Torsten Frings sprints ahead of the Quakes defence to chase down a loose ball and take a shot on goal
TFC defender Richard Eckersley makes his lonely walk off the pitch after being ejected as fans at BMO Field look on
TFC goalkeeper Milos Kocic (centre) reacts to the header on the game-tying goal
Beckham clears away streamers strewn over a corner of the field. Fans threw the streamers at Beckham's direction every time he lined up for a corner kick
Players from both teams look on as Impact's Sinisa Ubiparipovic sits on the pitch clenching his injured leg and TFC defender Richard Eckersley is shown a straight red card for what was deemed a dangerous challenge