Somewhere, Ryan Nelsen is looking over a new vintage of his wine and thinking, “This is a preferable Saturday.”
In its second match under new manager Greg Vanney, Toronto FC looks absolutely terrible and is 45 minutes away from dropping back-to-back games to the Philadelphia Union after getting Nelsen fired with a 3-1 loss to New England last weekend.
With all due respect to the Union, who are playing well off set pieces, this is just miserable man-marking by Toronto. The defense looks like a crew being taught how to defend.
The first goal by Casey? Maybe it happens with an experienced striker from time-to-time, but look at the defending before the ball arrives to the Philly striker.
And the second? Goodness, gracious. That’s Andrew Wenger, Maurice Edu and company just heading the ball around for fun. How about leaving your feet, Reds?
Vanney’s got a lot of work to do.