TFC notebook: Now or never for struggling Reds

"There's a lot of time left. But there's an awareness that if things are going to turn around it has to be really quick," Shane O'Neill says.

TFC notebook: Now or never for struggling Reds

Toronto FC will be back in action when it visits Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Fire on Saturday (8:30 p.m. ET/Apple TV - Free).

Here are some news and notes from Tuesday's practice at the BMO Training Ground.

Toronto FC desperate for a win before month-long break

These are desperate times for Toronto FC.

Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to St. Louis City SC means Toronto (3-10-10) has lost five in a row and is winless in eight games, with its last victory coming on May 27. The Reds sit 14th in the Eastern Conference (out of 15 teams), five spots and seven points behind CF Montreal who hold down the ninth and final playoff berth in the East.