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Footy Talks: Are Toronto FC missing a killer instinct?

The Reds have been good lately, but they’ve missed a lot of chances to be great

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Toronto, Ont — For the first time since 2015, Toronto FC can no longer claim to be the kings of Canada. Sure, they are almost certainly the only Canadian team who will qualify for the MLS Cup playoffs this year, but it will be the Montreal Impact who fly the Canadian flag in continental competition this year.

The 1-1 (3-1) shootout loss couldn’t have come at a worse time for the reds as they were building momentum at the most important time of the year. The club now has to rebound quickly in hope of starting this year’s playoffs at home.

What makes the loss equally difficult to swallow is how good the performance was from the reds on the day. They were dominant, playing the same exciting brand of attacking soccer that has given them so much success of late.

However, they were undercut by the same thing that should have turned a number of recent draws into victories: the final product. The Waking the Red roundtable of Jeff Nesker, Michael Singh, Tej Sahota an Mitchell Tierney discussed this and more on this week’s Footy Talks podcast.

They also chatted about the Chris Mavinga red card, the Auro jr. vs. Richie Laryea debate, whether not having to play in Champions League next year has benefits, and plenty more.

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