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 vs. CF Montreal: 3 takeaways

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.