The Bob Bradley era at Toronto FC officially kicked off on Saturday, and the early signs look promising.
TFC came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw away to FC Dallas on Saturday in their MLS season opener, with the players drawing praise from their coach for the way they battled back after conceding in the ninth minute. Jonathan Osorio’s goal just before halftime cancelled a strike by Jáder Obrian and allowed Toronto to earn a share of the points in Dallas.
“I think football wise, there are moments in that game where I still expect that we can be sharper and better. Some of the moments in transition [by Dallas] came from some of our carelessness,” Bradley told reporters after the game.
He later added: “But I liked the fact that the group as a whole is showing a commitment to be a real team. I felt good about the response after going down. The feeling after the game is that it’s not our best, but it shows that we’re going in a good direction. That part I’m satisfied [with].”
Here are my three major takeaways from the game.