Toronto FC vs. FC Dallas: 3 takeaways

After 19 straight games, Federico Bernardeschi's goal drought is finally over following a man-of-the-match display against Dallas.

Toronto FC vs. FC Dallas: 3 takeaways

Third place in the Eastern Conference after the first 11 games of the MLS season.

That's exactly where Toronto FC finds itself after Saturday's 3-1 home win over FC Dallas, a result that allowed John Herdman's side to extended its winning streak to four games in all competitions.

"This is our new phase [of the season] and we knew we had to start strong. We thought we did a good job in [last week's win in] Orlando but it wouldn't have meant much if we didn't take the win here. I think the win here has solidified the charge that we are on at the moment," Herdman said.

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