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The Need for Strategic Change for Toronto FC

The Need for Strategic Change for Toronto FC
The Need for Strategic Change for Toronto FC

In this final stretch of the season, Toronto FC has suffered a tragic series of consecutive losses in MLS. The team has struggled tactically and the players seem to have been affected by this negative streak.

John Herdman has not found a solution in the daily work and training sessions. The last victory for Toronto FC was on May 18 against CF Montreal, where they won the 401 Derby with a resounding victory.

However, they have only lost and drawn since then, which is worrying as the season enters a crucial phase for MLS, the Canadian Championship and the Leagues Cup.

A change in strategy is crucial for the team. Since the arrival of John Herdman, the 3-5-2 formation has been used extensively. Although it produced positive results at the start of the season, the recent results have been overwhelmingly negative, highlighting the need for a tactical shift.

A 4-2-3-1 formation could be an interesting alternative, with full-backs finally being deployed to provide better defensive cover. This change could benefit players like Marshall Rutty, Federico Bernardeschi and Lorenzo Insigne, who would have less defensive responsibility and could focus more on attacking, even occupying key midfield spaces that are crucial for such influential players.

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John Herdman and the sports staff should consider adopting this formation to improve the team and end the negative streak. The next game for Toronto FC is against Forge in the Canadian Championship, which could be a chance to test a completely different tactic.

Achieving positive results is essential to break the losing streak and get back to winning ways, and to maintain the level of impeccable sportsmanship that Toronto FC has previously displayed.

Ultimately, the decision is up to the coach, and it will be interesting to see what Herdman decides for the next game. Here at Toronto Reds, we believe the team should go with this formation for the game against Forge.