Picking apart Preki's record

GARETH WHEELER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:45 AM ET

So, how has Preki done in his first season as Toronto FC head coach?

The popular consensus among supporters has been positive, with TFC qualifying for the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League and making BMO Field a fortress, losing only once on home field.

But taking a closer look, it's fair to question how much better the team really is. In MLS play, TFC is two points behind the pace it was at this point last season.

Toronto sits ninth in MLS, two points behind Colorado for the final playoff spot. And the surging Chicago Fire is only three points back with three games in hand.

Five of TFC's last 10 league games are against teams with fewer points in the standings. The bad news: Six games are on the road, where it has been miserable, with only four points in nine games.

TFC's 22 goals in 20 league games is a very poor scoring record. The club had scored 28 at this point last year.

On the flip side, TFC's 25 goals against is better than the 31 conceded last year.


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