Sunday's loss away to NYCFC proved once again that TFC can't respond after taking the first punch and being knocked down.
TFC came crashing down to reality with a humbling midweek loss to Inter Miami who was without Lionel Messi for most of the game.
After a strong start to the game, TFC fell apart once they gave up a pair of soft goals just six minutes apart early in the second half on Saturday.
There are a lot of hurt feelings out there. But one hopes Toronto FC and its fans give Laryea a warm welcome when he returns to BMO Field this weekend.
If history is anything to go by, Herdman should be able to bring stability and unity to TFC. But it won't be easy for the Englishman.
The three outgoing loan deals signed during GM Jason Hernandez's brief reign mark a strategic shift in long-term team building at Toronto FC.
They Italian DPs are not entirely to blame, but there's no question that TFC have suffered because of their lack of production.