Slowly, but surely, Toronto FC appears to be turning the corner.
After losing seven straight games in MLS, Toronto is now unbeaten in three matches in all competitions after earning a 0-0 draw away to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Colorado won six of nine previous home games against Toronto, with only one loss, so this was a pretty good result for the Reds, especially as they were missing so many starters. TFC was so short on bodies that it had two goalkeepers -- Quentin Westberg and Kevin Silva -- on their bench.
With eight games remaining in MLS and the playoffs beyond their reach, Toronto has a chance to start building for next season, while at the same time keep the momentum going ahead of the Canadian Championship semifinals against Pacific FC. With that in mind, the Reds can take great comfort and pride from Saturday’s performance, as they managed to blank a Colorado side that sits third in the Western Conference (fourth in the league table) and is unbeaten in 11 matches.
Here are my three major takeaways from the game.