Toronto FC still trying to find its way late in the season

In some of the biggest games of the campaign, when getting a result would have meant taking a major step forward, TFC have routinely come up short.

Toronto FC still trying to find its way late in the season

Just when it seemed like Toronto FC was coming into its own after a difficult start to the season, a pair of disappointing home results served as a reminder that it remains far from the finished article.

Last week’s 2-2 draw vs. the LA Galaxy and 4-2 loss to CF Montreal drove home that point in emphatic fashion, as TFC was unable to close things out after taking leads in both matches.

As a result, Toronto sits 10th in the Eastern Conference, four points and three spots out of a playoff position with only four games left in the campaign. Even if the Reds win out, they’d still need lots of help to push above the playoff line. So, barring a miracle, the club looks destined to miss out on the post-season for a second straight year, something that hasn’t happened since 2013 and 2014.

In many ways, last week’s back-to-back contests at BMO Field were a microcosm of TFC’s entire campaign. All season, the team has badly struggled to finish off opponents, usually after shooting itself in the foot.