The FC have not had a great season, to say the least, having won only 5 out of their 23 games played so far and tied another 5. Such a poor record has them in the basement of the Eastern Conference. Today they were up against first place Sporting Kansas City (interesting name). There was some hope, though, as in their last 10 games, they sport a 4-3-3 record. Maybe they could make a game out of this.
There was not a lot of good scoring chances in the first half. KC seemed to be taking more of the play to Toronto but the FC was hanging in. The second half was a different story.
I am really not greatly knowledgeable about soccer but felt that in the second half, the FC seemed tired and just wanted the game over, if not the entire season. Their play was quite sloppy with stupid giveaways and, in many cases, lost the ball as they just stood waiting for a pass to come to them instead of charging the ball. KC would then swoop in and pick up the ball in front of the stunned FC player.
It was a questionable referee call that allowed KC the chance to score the only goal of the game.
I like how some of the FC players came out after the game, ran the field waving and thanking the fans. It's a nice touch.
Thanks, Malcolm. Thanks, Mary! It was a fun afternoon. If you're busy on game day again, we're there for you!
Some pictures of the action.
Teena and I tried all game to get a shot of a player heading the ball. Here are some I just missed.
Saves by FC goalie Milos Kocic.
Here we are!
The game winner. Kei Kamara scores after a questionable free kick was awarded to KC.
Despite witnessing TFC's 14th loss, it was a fun afternoon!