Defoe is playing great, but don't forget about TFC's role players

Toronto FC players Michael Bradley (left), Jermain Defoe and Jackson celebrate after defeating D.C....

Toronto FC players Michael Bradley (left), Jermain Defoe and Jackson celebrate after defeating D.C. United on Saturday at BMO Field. (JACK BOLAND/Toronto Sun)

Kurtis Larson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:47 PM ET

TORONTO - There were close to two-dozen reporters huddled around Jermain Defoe’s locker following Saturday’s 1-0 win over D.C. United.

He was changing, we were waiting.

We even waited a little more as he went through his post-game routine, which at times seems like it’s more for show than anything.

By the time Toronto’s goal scorer was ready to speak, half the room had already cleared out.

Most reporters didn’t want to talk to captain Steven Caldwell despite the back four’s fantastic start to the season.

A few of TFC’s other difference-makers — Doneil Henry, Jonathan Osorio and Justin Morrow — hardly had media obligations after the match. For the most part, they’re on-field qualities early in the season have been ignored — and for obvious reasons.

Namely, the addition of Defoe and Michael Bradley.

But Defoe doesn’t score without Osorio’s fantastic feed.


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