Toronto FC has continued on its winning streak this season after winning their ninth game, this time against the Colorado Rapids. Within the first 13 minutes of the game Toronto FC led the game by 2 goals with the Colorado side lagging behind at 0. Under the current coach, Robin Fraser, who served as Toronto FC assistant coach, the Rapids managed to claw back to a tie in the 62nd minute of the game. However, Toronto proved to be resilient by adding a third goal. Jonathan Osorio of the Toronto side managed to seal the deal at the 70th minute of the game when he scored TFC’s winning goal.
Toronto FC substitutes made sure that their presence was felt on the field when the team needed it most. TFC Coach, Greg Vanney, stated that Osorio is a player that has the capabilities of changing the direction of the game. Toronto’s last loss in the season was August 3rd when they lost 2-0 against the Red Bulls.
Toronto FC Standings Receive a Boost
Toronto FC reached a new record while playing against the Rapids at their home ground, BMO Field. They raised their home record to 8-1-1 during their game against the Rapids, who haven’t won at BMO since 2014. Toronto FC also got lucky elsewhere this weekend when the New York Red Bulls lost. They also gained better ground when New England FC tied Orlando City and Montreal was beaten by FC Cincinnati. The club is currently in fourth place on the Major League Soccer Standings.
Two other players, Alejandro Pozuelo and Tsubasa Endoh, also scored goals for the team. Both goals were scored in the first half of the game.
Comments from Captain Michael Bradley
Captain Michael Bradley was among some of the players that passed comments on the game. He stated that there was a part in the game that they were more focused on following the two goals. He further stated that they would have won the game 3-0, or 4-0 or even 5-0 but they lost focus and concentration, by so doing, conceding two goals to the Rapids.
When the game started Toronto FC Captain, Micheal Bradley was greeted with a large banner that was raised in his honour by fans of the club. The captain has decided to remain quiet on contractual matters. He stated; “Since the day I’ve got here, I’ve tried to spill everything I have into the club, the team and the city. Hopefully, along the way, people will have respect for that. I think the relationship I have with a lot of those fans behind that goal is pretty special.”