After a tough loss against the Portland Timbers, we rate each Toronto FC player’s performance.
CLINT IRWINGK, Toronto FC
It wasn’t Irwin’s best match, but he couldn’t do much on the first goal. He could’ve challenged Valeri, but that still could’ve resulted in a goal. His best chance to redeem himself came in the 74th, when Valeri had a free kick from outside the box. The Argentine was able to place it nicely top right, but Irwin just missed it. It looked like he wasn’t expecting the shot to go that direction and mis-timed it.
STEVEN BEITASHOURRB, Toronto FC
A decent performance from Beitashour. He played smart, made good passes and was able to get rid of some dangerous balls. He and Morrow did their job securing the wings, but the scoreline just wasn’t on their side.
DREW MOORCB, Toronto FC
It was a tough match for TFC defenders. After a stellar performance against the Montreal Impact, both Moor and Damien Perquis had trouble in Portland. Moor was only able to clear the ball three times and struggled at times against the Timbers Fanendo Adi. It also didn’t help that Moor’s header off a corner in the 50th was stopped by the cross bar – which isn’t his fault – but would’ve helped a lot. Still he not didn’t just lead his team in passing, but was the best passer in the whole match, making 100 percent of his passes.
DAMIEN PERQUISCB, Toronto FC
Similar to Moor, Perquis could’ve stepped up against the Timbers. He too looked lost at times, but was able to lead the team in clearnces and was able to make some stops in the back. A decent outing for him, but not as good as his last match against the Impact.
JUSTIN MORROWLB, Toronto FC
Morrow is a solid full back not just for TFC, but in MLS. In a match that saw the clubs backline suffer at times, he was able to lead his team in blocks, but kind of dipped in performance after the first goal, regaining his strength in the second half.
TSUBASA ENDOHCM, Toronto FC
It wasnt Endoh’s best match, but give him credit. This was his first appearnence since March 20 against Sporting Kansas City. At times, it looked like he went invisible, not being able to make a difference. He would make some nice short passes and stayed away from the risky long balls. Endoh could’ve done better, but let’s give him some slack since he is returning from an injury.
MICHAEL BRADLEYCM, Toronto FC
If Johnson didn’t score, I think Bradley could’ve been the man of the match for TFC. He was all over the place, as usual. He worked from the back to bring the ball forward, made key passes and even had his outside foot shot denied by Jack Gleeson in the 74th minute. He did almost everything, but at the end of the day, Gleeson was the better player.
WILL JOHNSONCM, Toronto FC
Johnson put in a good match on Sunday for TFC, coming back to his former home and scoring a crucial goal that took a lot of pressure off of the Reds. It would’ve been much better if the team was able to grab at least a point in Johnson’s return to Portland, but the Canadian showed class throughout the match. He even had a better pass percentage than the Timbers man of the match, Valeri.
MARKY DELGADOCM, Toronto FC
Delgado had an average performance against the Timbers. He made 92 percent of his passes and made five clean tackles. He did what he had to do, but again it wasn’t enough against Portland.
SEBASTIAN GIOVINCOST, Toronto FC
The ‘Atomic Ant’ tried his best to find the back of the net throughout the 90 minutes, but was denied by the Timbers strong backline and Gleeson. He would provide an assist on Johnson’s goal, allowing him to still be apart of every TFC goal this season. His tireless work rate didn’t go unnoticed.
JOZY ALTIDOREST, Toronto FC
Altidore would again be that big body up front, but at times it hurt him. He would commit a team high four fouls, and that is not helping the club when they are down. He would be that big target that attracted more players onto him, giving Giovinco more room to operate, but that wasn’t enough. If only his header in the 62nd was a bit higher, than it would’ve been a different match for TFC.
MOLHAM BABOULIRM, Toronto FC
Babouli came on in the 78th minute, and at that point it was hard for him to change the game for TFC. His passing was good but didn’t have too much time with the ball.
DANIEL LOVITZLM, Toronto FC
Lovitz didn’t do much when he came on in the 82nd. He would revert to a more defensive role when Jay Chapman came on, but that was it.
JAY CHAPMANCM, Toronto FC
Couldn’t do a lot when he came on in the 89th.