TFC can join elite company with win in KC

Toronto FC's Nick Hagglund and Bradley Orr attempt to block a shot by Sporting Kansas forward Dom...

Toronto FC's Nick Hagglund and Bradley Orr attempt to block a shot by Sporting Kansas forward Dom Dwyer when the two teams met earlier this season. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:09 AM ET

KANSAS CITY - This city’s Major League Baseball team mailed out post-season ticket prices last week.

The Royals, absent from post-season play for, well, my entire life, are close to snapping an unconscionable playoff absence that stretches back 29 years — a Cold War-era piece of sports trivia.

While not as long-suffering, Toronto FC fans can begin to book their post-season plans if the Reds solve Sporting Kansas City here Saturday night — something they’ve failed to do twice this season.

But after falling to 10-man Kansas City three weeks ago, Toronto FC appears to be the more in-form team heading into the third meeting between these two sides.

Back-to-back mid-season road wins at Montreal and Columbus can’t be discounted.

Like the once-floundering baseball franchise here in the Paris of the Plains, the Reds are not only fighting for a playoff berth, they’re looking to solidify post-season positioning.


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