State of the union: TFC nearly at the end of worst ever season

There has to be massive reckoning for the majority of Toronto FC’s roster as there are too many pedestrians on this team.

State of the union: TFC nearly at the end of worst ever season

As Toronto FC’s 2023 season has spiralled into the abyss, one question more than any other has been vigorously debated amongst fans and pundits, as to whether this ranks as the worst MLS campaign in the club’s history. 

We’ll soon have an official answer. Toronto officially clinched last place in the overall league table for this year and extended its losing streak to six consecutive matches following a 3-0 defeat away to the New York Red Bulls last Saturday. But the bad news for TFC is that things can actually get worse for them. 

With one match left in the campaign, Toronto (4-19-10, 22 points) remains on course to establish new franchise records for fewest wins and points in a single season – in 2012, the Reds went 5-21-8 and collected just 23 points.

TFC’s regular season finale on Oct. 21 at home vs. Orlando City, a game that marks John Herdman’s debut as coach, could go down in the books as a record-setting moment for all the wrong reasons if they don’t collect three points. But the cold, hard and bitter truth is that regardless of the result against Orlando, this is the single worst season in team history. A victory over Orlando won’t change that.