Toronto FC officially eliminated from playoff contention

Sunday’s loss away to New York City FC means it's a third consecutive MLS campaign without a post-season appearance for TFC.

Toronto FC officially eliminated from playoff contention
  • Toronto FC 0, New York City FC 3 (Perea 2’; Jasson 45’+4’; Fernández 54’) 
  • TFC are winless in 19 consecutive road games in all competitions 
  • Reds are 0-14-1 when conceding 1st in MLS matches this season 

Toronto FC’s slow death march continues on unabated. 

TFC has been out of playoff contention for months but Sunday afternoon’s 3-0 loss away to New York City FC put the Reds out of their misery by officially eliminating them from the post-season race. 

A third consecutive year without a playoff appearance was inconceivable when the 2023 regular season kicked off, the belief being that the Italian DPs would come good in their first full campaign in MLS. If only the Reds could start their off-season holidays. Unfortunately for them they still have four games to contest, and the way they’re playing it’s not inconceivable that they’ll lose all four of them, which would make this the worst ever season in franchise history. 

Toronto (4-16-10) has now lost three in a row in MLS and has just one win in 17 matches in all competitions. TFC remains bottom of the Eastern Conference and second-last in the overall league table, joining the Colorado Rapids as the only MLS teams officially eliminated in the playoff race.