Toronto FC: Toronto FC Discussion Thread - 2021 Season Underway

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  1. robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Team defending on set pieces is abysmal, needs to be sorted as soon as possible. Altidore not the only player with rust either, you can tell a couple of guys are not yet ready. Add on the new coach and system, and you can see this is a team that is learning its identity still.

    One positive was Oso being back, seemed to play well despite being in injured the last month or so
     
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    Ya for sure. Even Oso is not up to his usual level yet, he's got another gear.

    Will be interesting to see once we get Poz back and get Soteldo into the fold.
     
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    Soteldo - Poz - Oso when healthy will be one of the best attacks in MLS, if not the best. Looking forward to seeing this team when those guys can all play together.
     
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    For me, this is sort of a make or break type year for Altidore. When he's at peak condition and healthy he is excellent. But he is never healthy which leaves us with Akinola and Mullins up top. I am already so tired of Mullins being a regular fixture lol If Altidore spends half the year on the shelf as usual this year I'd like to see TFC move on from him. Signed through 2022 though I believe so we'll see
     
  5. TMLeafer Rest in Peace

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    That was some horrific defending on set pieces. That back line needs serious work, more than just Mavinga's return. They acquired $200K more allocation yesterday so hope that's where it goes.

    Also, might be time to move on from Jozy.
     
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    We'll see what happens once he shakes some of the rust off but I tend to agree. Not sure Jozy is a good fit in Armas' style of play.
     
  7. Clark4Ever What we do in hockey echoes in eternity...

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    We were missing our best forward and best defender (among others) against arguably the best club in CONCACAF last night. It's hard to be upset at a 3-1 loss, especially on short rest.
     
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    Jozy just is not consistent enough to hold a DP spot imo.
     
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    Did you watch the game though? It wasn't so much the result itself it's how the result came to be. Really sloppy play all over the field, constantly turning the ball over. Give Cruz Azul credit for sure. They played mostly mistake free all night and counter attacked really well, took advantage of some set pieces.

    I thought Cruz would be better to be honest. Actually thought Club Leon looked more dangerous in the games we played against them although Cruz was much tighter defensively.
     
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    I’ve wanted him gone for 2 years.
    He’s just a liability at this point and even the games he shows up he’s just to expensive to justify a DP spot.

    Pozuelo, Soteldo, Osorio and Laryea are the core of this team.
     
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    When is Soteldo eligible to play?
     
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  13. robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    I love that JD is getting this kind of interest, however, I would love for him to stay at Lille for one more year. Still, some inconsistencies in his game and I would be worried about losing playing time if he goes out of form.

    Lille seems like a safer spot for his development at this point in time.
     
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  14. TMLeafer Rest in Peace

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    Yeah, this doesn't sound like anything's close anyway. But to have a Canadian in that kind of conversation is great.
     
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  15. Clark4Ever What we do in hockey echoes in eternity...

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    His quarantine should be over in about a week and a half.
     
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    I agree. Lille is still high profile enough that he won't be out of sight. Let him develop more and mature before making a big leap to teams that have the resources to bury him if he doesn't come out of the gate firing on all cylinders.
     

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