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.
Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and defender Darrius Barnes look on helplessly as TFC striker Danny Koevermans knocks in the game-tying goal
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
TFC striker Danny Koevermans is unable to get to a loose ball inside the Crew's six yard box. The Reds dominated play but could not get the equalizer before the final whistle
Tauro FC's Victor Mendieta comes close to scoring off a header in the first half and rattles the ball off the near post
TFC's Head Coach and Technical Director Aron Winter wears a look of frustration and fatigue while answering questions from media in the post-game press conference
Koevermans leaps over fallen Revolution defender Franco Coria
Koevermans collides with Gruenebaum in one of their many in-air battles for 50/50 balls on Saturday afternoon
TFC defender Richard Eckersley makes his lonely walk off the pitch after being ejected as fans at BMO Field look on
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.
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
Henry taunts TFC fans after his game-tying goal
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
TFC midfielder Torsten Frings sprints ahead of the Quakes defence to chase down a loose ball and take a shot on goal
TFC forward Peri Marosevic celebrates his goal directly in front of a group of Mexican fans on Tuesday night at BMO Field
Fire's Gonzalo Segares celebrates with a fist pump in the air after drawing his team even in the first half just over a minute after TFC took a 2-1 lead
FC forward Ryan Johnson collect a pass while United's Andy Najar follows him closely. Johnson was very critical of the team's game plan after the game and said change was needed
Johnson makes one of his many runs in Saturday's game and is closely
watched by Chivas defender James Riley
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