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WTR Mailbag – Post-International Break, Pre-Colorado

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Waking the Red's midweek call for your questions

Sometimes officials can be frustrating to deal with, as Jared Watts knows
Sometimes officials can be frustrating to deal with, as Jared Watts knows
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A week on from some technical difficulties - weird, did anyone else have trouble accessing last week's mailbag? (And apologies to our lone commenter, I couldn't get the page to load; as soon as I do, answers to your questions will be forthcoming) - the mailbag is back, ready and waiting to respond to any and all queries ahead of Toronto FC's return to the pitch on Saturday in Colorado.

Looking back, TFC suffered at the hands of a blown call for a second-straight week, denying them further points after an exceptionally strong performance on the road in Kansas City. Children's Mercy Park is no easy place to play, and the club can rightly feel aggrieved at not being rewarded for their efforts.

And then there is the disappointing, if entirely expected, failure of the National Team to collect any points, or put up much of a fight, in their back-to-back matches against Mexico. Honduras' win has made moving on to the Hex all the more difficult, but still, Canada is well-positioned to achieve that feat should they do what they must and get friendly results elsewhere.

Canada must wait several months for their fate, but for Toronto, this weekend's match sparks off five weeks of consecutive away matches, building up to the home opener on May 7th. It will not be easy, but now is the time to find the form that will see them off to a strong start.

Four points through three matches is great, but more will be needed, lest they find themselves adrift before the spring-summer session heats up.

And Colorado, altitude or not, is the perfect place to begin.