Highlights and context: Toronto-Montreal finishes in a draw


Well, Toronto didn’t lose.

Such has been the all-too-familiar year around BMO Field, where not losing becomes a meaningful moment. Not one to savor, perhaps, but at least it doesn’t heap much more additional misery on another lost season for the hapless Reds.

The home season concludes with a 0-0 draw against Montreal, and with just three wins around Exhibition Place this year (a 3-9-5 record). Perhaps a number that is more revealing: Toronto scored just 15 times at home this year in 17 matches.

For telling the story of TFC in 2012, maybe another shutout is somehow cruelly appropriate.

This won’t make anyone happy, either: TFC’s winless streak has reached 13, and they’ll sputter out of another season at 14 unless they can win at Columbus next week.

So Toronto finishes its sixth home season – with playoffs were out of the question months ago – again gazing hopefully toward the future.

Montreal is much happier with Saturday’s draw, of course. Not that the expansion Impact is going anywhere, post-season wise. But seventh place among 10 is not a bad deal for a first-year side. Jesse Marsch’s side closes a promising season with a home match next week against New England.

As you digest some of that, enjoy what you can of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at BMO: