Happiness is not the word that exists for the Toronto FC supporters at the moment.
They are furious to be toppled by a side which had a couple of players lesser on the pitch for more than half an hour. A number of mean remarks have come up for the head coach Greg Vanney since the Earthquakes defeat with the club faithful not holding back from lashing out.
But, Vanney is not of the view that it becomes straightforward for a team when the opposition gets a man or two short. According to him, often it is thought that attacking a reduced opposition is not as demanding as attacking a full team is. However, it’s not like that. When you are playing a full opposition, their players are everywhere, in attacking as well as defensive positions as they try to score as well. So, you can then find gaps and make the scoring moves.
But, when they have a couple of their teammates sent off, they don’t have any option other than just to look for protection. The attack completely goes out of the equation for them and everything they do is only to stop you from striking. All their players barring the goalie virtually turn into defenders leaving their original roles. So, you must be extremely précised if you have to strike.
However, what Vanney does accept is the team’s fault in conceding in that situation. The coach reckons without an absolute sequence of errors which certainly took place, there was no way the ball would have landed in Toronto’s post. It had to be against the run of play because the attack was happening only from one end in the game.
Toronto, at the minute, is right in the centre of the Eastern Conference standings.