"You can come up with all the excuses in the world -- international call-ups, injuries to key players and so on and so forth. But I was brought up in an environment where you were dying to get your
opportunities to play at such a great place as BMO (Field) or Old Trafford or Highbury. And when your chance came, you made sure that you stayed in the team and you made sure that the manager couldn't
drop you. That simple equation, that simple statement, you can all draw your own conclusions from what you saw tonight."
-- Toronto FC coach Paul Mariner fumes after his team's 2-1 loss on Tuesday to Chicago ended Toronto's playoff hopes. Toronto has not qualified for the playoffs since joining MLS in 2007. Mariner took over as head coach in June. (CTVNews)