Yet another 'tough' one for TFC

Darren O'Dea went from zero to hero after scoring TFC's third goal on Wednesday night. A bad error...

Darren O'Dea went from zero to hero after scoring TFC's third goal on Wednesday night. A bad error in the first minute put the team down 1-0. (DAVE THOMAS/Toronto Sun)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:56 PM ET

Darren O’Dea has been through hell and back since joining Toronto FC.

From late-game guttings to the occasional howler, TFC’s 26-year-old captain has absorbed the full force of a critical market desperate for a BMO Field win — much less a post-season appearance.

To sum up how stunningly bad it’s been, O’Dea — and the Reds — haven’t claimed a BMO Field league win since last July, a month before O’Dea arrived.

Before the disturbing ending to TFC’s 3-3, gaffe-filled draw with Montreal Wednesday night, it looked like they were destined to end that streak, with O’Dea, at least initially, going from zero to hero in less than 30 minutes.

Twenty-three seconds in, O’Dea, the club’s second-highest paid player, committed an unforgivable gaffe, flubbing a header back to ’keeper Joe Bendik that the Impact’s Andres Romero slotted home.


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