What a mess. TFC played for a new coach tonight , Paul Mariner’s debut, but the same old team wore the shirt. A different formation as TFC returned to the traditional 4-4-2, but the players seemed keen on demonstrating that they can be beaten in any formation. The first half was hard to watch.
KC’s first goal was a case of horrible Toronto defending. The cross from the KC left wing eluded at least two Reds and fell to an open target in front.
The second goal was a volley from as the KC defender was able saunter onto a corner kick at the far post.
The Avila shot that managed to hit both posts just might be the TFC moment of 2012.
The second half gave us a TFC with better shape, greater grit and fire, but no goal scoring ability.
If the coaching change was intended to give TFC a new direction, a fresh start so that an element of optimism can be found before ticket renewal time is upon us, nothing new seemed on offer in Kansas City tonight.
Paul Mariner in the post game interview on GOL TV deserves credit for not kicking his own team when they were down. However he may have been too proud and too pleased with a team that looks a long way from a road victory in 2012.
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