Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal: 3 takeaways

Small defensive lapses in key moments led to Toronto FC's downfall against CF Montreal in the latest edition of the Canadian Classique.

Toronto FC's Chris Mavinga

Toronto FC’s nightmarish MLS season continues.

A humbling 3-1 setback to CF Montreal in Friday’s Canadian Classique was TFC’s fourth loss in a row, and stretched their winless run to seven games, while also keeping them rooted to last place in the league table.

The Reds have now gone 18 straight games without recording a clean sheet, and it’s been over a month since their previous victory. After collecting nine from a possible 15 points during Javier Perez’s first five games in charge, Toronto has earned just a single point from 18 in their last six outings.

Playoffs? Forget about it. Perez told reporters after Friday’s loss that he still holds out hope, but there’s no way that a team that leaks goals at the rate TFC does is somehow going to turn it around over the last 12 matches of the campaign to qualify for the post-season.

Here are my three major takeaways from the game.