Toronto FC can impact rivals' playoff hopes

TFC's match with Montreal will have a big impact on the playoff race. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

TFC's match with Montreal will have a big impact on the playoff race. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:46 PM ET

Don’t put your scarves and red kits away just yet, TFC fans.

Despite sitting bottom of the table on just five wins from 32 league games in 2013, Toronto’s set to feature in two of the biggest matches of the season in back-to-back weeks.

Looking forward, assuming the Montreal Impact, who were once top of the table, continue to choke, the Quebecers, Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union will all be on 46 points heading into this weekend.

With Toronto travelling to take on Chicago this Saturday, the Reds have a chance to either help or hurt their biggest rival’s playoff chances.

At this point, the aforementioned three teams appear to be fighting for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, with the New York Red Bulls and Sporting KC having already qualified and the Houston Dynamo sitting safely in third.


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