Toronto FC still has not managed a single point from this MLS season. Despite entering the campaign with three Designated Players and the high expectations that go with them, the Reds have been downright dreadful and Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Fire may have been their worst match yet. They flashed why they have the talent to be a respectable team, but did so many of the things that you just would not expect from a professional team and slumped to yet another loss.
It took just 25 seconds for Toronto to go behind. Milos Kocic inexplicably rolled the ball to an under-pressure Torsten Frings, then the German was far too casual with the ball. Patrick Nyarko took it from him with ease before feeding Dominic Oduro for an easy goal that was horribly embarrassing for the Reds.
The Reds did not give up, though, and Reggie Lambe got them the lead. First, he was able to get to a corner kick that Sean Johnson had punched and from 25 yards, the Bermudan ripped a beautiful shot into the upper corner to get Toronto level. Four minutes later, he got to a Ryan Johnson cross at the far post to tap the ball into the open net and Toronto were in front.
Just as it looked like the Reds were showed some semblance of a competent team by going ahead, they gave the lead back within 30 seconds. A foul gave Chicago a free kick, which Sebastian Grazzini hit perfectly to the top of the six yard box. Toronto failed to mark Gonzalo Segares, leaving him all alone to attack the ball and he simply flicked the ball into the net, leaving Kocic no chance and the match all square once again.
Chicago's speed netted them the winner as they broke quickly through Oduro, who played Nyarko in. Still, two Toronto defenders had a chance to close Nyarko down, but Kocic was unwise and decided to come off his line. That simplified things for Nyarko, who just had to round the goalkeeper and knock the ball into the empty net. That goal proved to be the winner an Toronto's woes continued with a sixth loss in as many matches.