On Saturday, Toronto FC lost 3-0 to the New England Revolution at home. By Sunday night, head coach Ryan Nelsen was looking for a new job and, according to a report by Sportsnet’s John Malinaro, star striker Jermain Defoe was being shopped around the transfer market.
Toronto is still in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, tied for third on points with the Revolution and the Columbus Crew, but they’ve struggled to impress this season. While they’ve shown they can beat up on the league’s weaker teams, they’ve been terrible against the top dogs.
In their last seven matches, Toronto has lost to D.C. United, Sporting KC (twice) and New England, while beating Montreal and Columbus and tying Chicago. Now Toronto will head into the last 10 games of the season with a new coach, a listless Michael Bradley and possibly missing their top goalscorer.