Toronto FC knocked out of MLS playoff race
The Toronto team absolutely needed a victory to keep hopes of participating in the fall tournament. But two Orlando goals in the first half hour saw off the legs of Toronto FC, which was never in the game.
Uruguay international Facundo Torres opened the scoring in the ninth minute before Ercan Kara doubled the lead 12 minutes later after a quick counterattack.
Confused, Bob Bradley’s side could not find a second wind after the break, and a 47th-minute own goal from Lukas MacNaughton sealed the fate of the Torontonians, who allowed a final goal late in the game. match, the work of Canadian Tesho Akindele (84th).
With the loss, the TFC now find themselves 13th in the Eastern Conference, seven points from last place giving access to the playoffs, with two games to play on the schedule.
It’s the first time in eight years that Toronto FC hasn’t made the playoffs for a second season in a row. In his last appearance, in 2020, he lost 1-0 in the first round to Nashville SC.