Following the “MLS is back” tournament (July 8 to August 11), the Major League Soccer was able to move on very quickly with the restart of its regular season a few days after the tournament. While the regular phase should end very soon (November 8), Toronto FC is currently second in the Eastern Conference with 44 points. The Torontonians have secured their place in the final tournament which begins on November 21.
How did the “MLS is back” tournament go for Toronto FC?
“The ‘MLS is Back’ tournament was pretty disappointing to me. Toronto FC lost 2 points in the draw against DC United (2-2) in the final 5 minutes, as they led 2-0. Then, the Torontonians had a bad 0-0 against New England and were beaten badly in the round of 16 against New York FC.
The only satisfaction of this tournament will have been the fabulous connection that developed between Pozuelo and Akinola, as well as the invincibility in the group stage (5 points gained for the rest of the championship). Defensively, it was quite laborious. But after four months of hiatus, it wasn’t too surprising. “