Toronto FC confident Gilberto will start scoring

Toronto FC striker Gilberto (USA Today Sports)

Toronto FC striker Gilberto (USA Today Sports)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

A group of Toronto FC fans has put away its razors until Gilberto puts away his first goal.

Things are getting, uh, hairy for TFC’s new No. 9, who is in the midst of a goal drought that has fans beginning to turn on TFC’s Brazilian DP.

Rather comically, it has spurred a “Beards for Gilberto” campaign, which has a group of supporters beginning to look more like 19th-century gentlemen with each passing week.

If Gilberto fails to open his account against the visiting Columbus Crew on Saturday night, those involved in the facial hair initiative will start to look more like cave men.

God help them if Gilberto manages to reach next weekend’s World Cup break without a marker to his name.

Although they aren’t transforming their faces into Chia pets just yet, Toronto FC’s front office says it still believes in its major off-season signing.


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