Aron Winter's MLS debut has been a tad bumpier than his probably expected. Through 11 matches, or about a third of the season, Toronto FC has won just twice, has the fifth lowest point total and is boasting a -6 goal difference, which is the worst in the league. The Vancouver Whitecaps are also off to a pretty miserable start with just one win and eight points through 11 matches. Neither team seems to be likely participants in the MLS playoffs. With that in mind, Waking the Red believes Wednesday's first leg of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship probably offers both teams their best chance at winning anything of substance:
The winners get a trophy, national bragging rights and at least two more important games to look forward to, the losers get to spend the next 5 months with only the Gold Cup and World Cup Qualifying to distract from what will be in effect, pre-season 2012.