Wednesday, September 22, 2010

TFC hang tough and smart- Cruz Azul 0 Toronto FC 0

"It's more than a couple of Canadian guys shutting down Cruz Azul in Mexico City. That's all I have to say about that."

Put that fake quote on a DVD and send it to a prickly former coach.

Perhaps Coach Dasovich has been able to find the heart of this team in record time. I would have argued after the loss to DC United earlier this month that there was no heart to find in the first place. I never would have equated Conway in net and Garcia, Hscanovics in the back four with a defensive struggle in Mexico City, but that is what they came up with. 
It was bunker mentality all the way through the second half for Toronto. A smart tactic when you evaluate both Toronto’s striking ability and the demands of playing at altitude in Mexico City.
Conway was a giant and Cann his equal.DeGuzman continued to play well against this team (can he be hypnotised so that he feels that every opponent
Cruz Azul had a player sent off late in the game and at that point our red dreams became probable rather than just possible.
So now the post firing road trip ends with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. That's so much better than what we were projecting in the second half of the collapse in Utah.
The home game against San Jose was always going to be big. Recovery from the DC disaster, the need to take points from SJ

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