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Steve Nicol! Come on down!
I know something is deeply, severiously wrong in TFC land when I start agreeing with Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star.
It’s very, very early in the morning in Peterborough, Ontario, and I am sleeplessly digesting video of Toronto’s gut-wrenching 3-2 loss to the honestly-not-very-good Chicago Fire. This runs the season-opening losing skid to six games, including recent losses to the drab-and-dreadful Chivas USA, and a Montreal Impact squad that may yet prove to be one of the very worst teams in MLS history.
Kelly typically over-reaches off the top, writing off Toronto’s playoff chances entirely. Even though MLS is far from the 50-50 coin-toss league it used to be, there are still 28 games left, and there is still some lovely talent on Toronto’s roster.
Where Kelly becomes interesting — and, I believe, accurate — is when he starts running quotes. Reeling TFC coach/brainman Aron Winter pretty much says he still has to overhaul his roster. And player after player is graphically depicted showing utter disbelief.
Clearly, the players think it is the system, and not their own good selves, that is ultimately to blame.
The video evidence is mixed.