TFC would love to give its fans a taste of post-season

Toronto FC defender Bradley Orr goes up for a header earlier this season. TFC players have been...

Toronto FC defender Bradley Orr goes up for a header earlier this season. TFC players have been impressed with the kind of support T.O. has shown the Raptors. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Kurtis Larson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

TORONTO - Not that the Reds needed a reminder, but the hype surrounding the Toronto Raptors has TFC fans pondering the future.

Toronto FC, playoff-less since 2007 — its inaugural season — and watching the city explode with NBA excitement, is looking forward to what it hopes will be similar excitement if it finally snaps an unprecedented seven-season MLS playoff drought.

“The players have seen it, everybody has seen it,” TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen said. “It has been so brilliant what the Raptors have done. As you say, it starts tweaking the imagination for if Toronto FC can get there because obviously the passion with our fans would be even more which would be really exciting.”

Sports Club Stats currently lists TFC’s playoff chances at 66% following a 3-3-0 start that has the Reds just outside the playoff line with multiple games in hand.

 


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