Short-handed TFC concedes late in loss to Inter Miami

Toronto FC put in a valiant display on Tuesday night, but ultimately came up short in a 1-0 home loss to Inter Miami.

TFC's Jonathan Osorio
  • Toronto FC 0, Inter Miami 1 (Makoun 95’)
  • TFC has lost 6 in a row, and is winless in 9
  • Lawrence was red carded in 36th minute

TORONTO -- Just when you think things can get any worse for Toronto FC, it turns out they can.

TFC put in a valiant display on Tuesday night, playing a man short for close to an hour after Kemar Lawrence was sent off, before ultimately coming up short in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Inter Miami at BMO Field. The Reds looked destined for a well-deserved draw before Chris Mavinga was called for a penalty deep into injury time which Miami’s Christian Makoun duly converted.

Toronto’s sixth consecutive loss wasn’t without controversy. Substitute Jacob Shaffelburg’s shot in the 86th minute appeared to have crossed the goal-line before Miami goalkeeper Nick Marsman scooped it out for a corner kick. The referee didn’t reward Shaffelburg with a goal, though, and MLS doesn’t use goal-line technology.

Toronto coach Javier Perez said the play wasn’t reviewed by the VAR booth. Perez also felt Makoun should have been forced to retake his winning penalty in injury time because several of his teammates encroached into the box as he hit his shot on goal.