Richie Laryea couldn't hide his frustration when he walked into the press-conference room at BMO Field to talk to reporters after Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to CF Montreal.
It was a result that meant TFC exited the 2023 Canadian Championship at the quarter-final stage, unable to jump the first hurdle in their way after having an opening-round bye.
This club has big aspirations and expectations, so this isn’t good enough. We need to be advancing in this tournament and winning it because we have the group to do it… It hurts exiting this early,” Laryea stated.
Coach Bob Bradley agreed: "This game meant a lot to us tonight. Going out is a big disappointment for all of us. I know on that end we understood the importance for our fans tonight."
Here are my three major takeaways from the game.