There’s a world where both could be in the same starting lineup for Canada at the World Cup in Qatar.
Strengthening the spine of the team ahead of 2023 has to be the top priority for TFC this off-season.
It’s not a coincidence that Toronto FC’s performances, and its playoff hopes, declined as soon as Osorio was ruled out.
John Herdman relied on a double pivot in the World Cup qualifiers. But reverting to a midfield trio might be the way to go in Qatar.
The Italian has thrived on the right side of Toronto FC's attack, forming an effective relationship with Richie Laryea.
A new striker might be top of Toronto FC's priority list this off-season given Jiménez's inconsistency and Akinola’s ineffectiveness.
Mavinga is still a solid MLS defender who can form part of Toronto FC's defensive spine over the next couple of years. But can he stay healthy?