By Kevin Koczwara
Toronto FC fans may well be one of the best supporting groups in North America, but since becoming a member of Major League Soccer, TFC fans haven’t had the chance to sing their hearts out in a playoff game. It’s been four years. Six coaches have walked the line as the manager of the Reds. Still, there hasn’t been a Toronto post-season playoff game — just an MLS Cup between the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas in November of 2010.
In 2010, former MLS standout Preki took over the reigns as the club’s manager. He didn’t finish out the season and Toronto finished 5th in the Eastern Conference, 11th overall, missing the playoffs, again. Could Total Football be the answer Toronto and its fans have been looking for? Only time will tell.
To find out Toronto and its fans must give Aron Winter, the Reds’ newly appointed manager, and Paul Mariner, new director of player personnel, enough time revamp a disjointed squad, bring in their own players and work the system.