Toronto FC vs. Nashville SC: 3 takeaways

For 80 minutes on Wednesday night, a short-handed TFC put in a workmanlike effort. And then things fell apart.

Toronto FC vs. Nashville SC: 3 takeaways

A severely depleted Toronto FC marched into GEODIS Park on Wednesday night and matched Nashville SC step for step before ultimately falling short in a 2-0 loss. 

Assistant coach Jason de Vos took charge of the team due to John Herdman's one-game ban, while the Reds were also missing nine players either through injuries or suspensions. 

"It's not the circumstances that I would have preferred. For sure, I would much prefer to have [Herdman] on the touchline with me, as well as many of our players back. But it's the reality of what we're dealing with, and we just adapted and did our very best to try and overcome circumstances," de Vos said. 

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