TFC remains confident heading into second half

Bench boss Ryan Nelson expects injured defender Richard Eckersley (left) to see playing time, if...

Bench boss Ryan Nelson expects injured defender Richard Eckersley (left) to see playing time, if not start Saturday against Sporting Kansas City as TFC kicks off the second half of its season. (GETTY IMAGES)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:31 PM ET

TORONTO - Nothing is over, according to Toronto FC head honcho Kevin Payne.

The Reds, who begin the second-half of their season in Kansas City on Saturday night, currently sit 13 points behind the Houston Dynamo for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Realistically, TFC would need to be the top team in the league through the second half of the season to even have a shot at a post-season berth.

That means winning something like two of every three games without slipping up against in-conference foes.


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