It's make or break time for TFC

Toronto FC needs to pick up a win against New England after losing two in a row and three of the...

Toronto FC needs to pick up a win against New England after losing two in a row and three of the past four games. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Kurtis Larson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:14 PM ET

For two weeks, Toronto FC has played second fiddle to “f--- Brooklyn” and NBA playoff fever, an epidemic that has gripped the city with never-before-seen hardwood passion.

Following their unprecedented off-season spending spree, this was supposed to be the Year of the Reds.

Instead, it’s quickly becoming the Year of the Raps — which isn’t a good thing for a club whose market share has slipped considerably the previous three years.

Against the visiting New England Revolution Saturday afternoon, the Reds are at risk of losing substantially more market share if they fall for the fourth time in five tries, potentially dropping their record to 3-4-0 a quarter of the way in.

Like supporters, TFC’s top brass are reasonably happy with club’s mediocre start, especially when you consider injury woes on the road.

Expect that mood to change considerably if the Reds drop a second straight home date.

“We targeted this little group of games as really important f


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