- Toronto FC 0, Chicago Fire 1 (Przybylko 90’)
- Reds have gone 398 consecutive minutes without a goal
- Ibarra (starter), Blessing (substitute) make their TFC debuts
Toronto FC can’t stop the bleeding, no matter how hard it tries.
TFC put in a decent performance on Saturday night in their fourth match under interim coach Terry Dunfield before conceding in the 90th minute en route to a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field.
"Football can be a cruel game at times. It was a tough one for sure, but I'm really proud of the work our team put into the 90 minutes. We really, really battled hard and played some good football at times. We need a little bit of sharpness and work in and around the opposition goal, but I felt like we were in control against a good Chicago team that's in form, and yeah, really proud of the guys," Dunfield told reporters after the game.
Toronto (3-11-10) has now lost six in a row (four straight shutout defeats since Dunfield took over) and is winless in nine matches – its last victory was on May 27. The Reds sit 14th in the Eastern Conference (out of 15 teams), five spots and 11 points behind D.C. United who hold down the ninth and final post-season berth in the East.