Toronto FC's sixth season is officially in disarray, writes Daniel Girard of the team that has never reached the MLS playoffs. The promise that accompanied an
upset of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the quarterfinals of Concacaf Champions League less than a month ago, is now long gone, replaced by the all too familiar hand-wringing and despair of long-suffering
supporters who were convinced that this was finally going to be the year they saw the club reach the playoffs.
That initial optimism faded further into the rear-view mirror with a 2-1 loss to the expansion Montreal Impact before 23,120 fans at Olympic Stadium.
“In the coming weeks, I’m going to change some things,” Coach Aron Winter. “Some players we have given confidence for four games but they don’t bring those things we expected. It’s clear it’s not good and I don’t accept it anymore.”
Asked if he’s concerned about losing his job after the slow start in MLS, Winter said: “No, at this moment, not. I’m still in the whole process of building a team.”