TORONTO - Hopefully Toronto FC’s non-World Cup participants had a good rest, because business is set to pick up substantially.
With the break for the global soccer extravaganza coming to a close last Friday, when the Reds drew 2-2 on the road against the New York Red Bulls, the schedule now makes up for lost time in a big way.
Wednesday’s tilt in Chicago against the last-place Fire will be followed by a meeting at home with D.C. United on Sunday. After that, the Reds will play three times in a week and six times in 18 days to close out July.
The grind is partly due to the World Cup, partly because TFC played so few games to start the season.
Instead of treating this stretch as a gruelling slog though, a team desperate to finally reach the playoffs for the first time, it needs to view it instead as a golden opportunity.
Keep things rolling, and surge up the table toward the top of the East.