Toronto FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: 3 takeaways

Mental lapses and a lack of concentration in key moments hurt TFC in Saturday's heavy road loss to the Whitecaps.

Toronto FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: 3 takeaways

A humbling loss to a Canadian rival has brought Toronto FC back down to earth.

After going unbeaten in its first three matches and posting four clean sheets in its first five outings, TFC suffered its heaviest loss under John Herdman in Saturday's humbling 4-0 road loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Clearly there is still a lot of work to do by the Reds this season, a fact not lost on Herdman.

"I think just cohesively we're still developing as a group. Players are coming back and trying to get that cohesion, consistency," Herdman told reporters after the loss.

Here are my three major takeaways from Saturday's contest.