Redemption won't come easy for Toronto FC in 2024

The players have a point to prove and are looking to redeem themselves under John Herdman after a macabre 2023 campaign.

Redemption won't come easy for Toronto FC in 2024

One of many buzzwords surrounding Toronto FC as it prepares for the 2024 MLS regular season is redemption. 

TFC are coming off a franchise-worst season in which they set new club records for the fewest wins (four) and points (22) in a single MLS campaign while missing the playoffs for a third straight year.  

Despite having one of the league’s highest payrolls – most of which was locked to Italian DPs Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi – the Reds managed just 26 goals in 34 games last year, tied for the worst offensive record in MLS. At the other end of the pitch Toronto conceded 59 times – only the LA Galaxy’s defence was breached more often. 

TFC was the only team in the league not to earn a single road win in 2023 and they ended the season with a horrendous 1-15-0 record in all competitions after Bob Bradley was fired as head coach and sporting director in late June.