Absences for Toronto FC to Face Forge in the Canadian Championship

• Questionable players who could be painful losses for the team

• A difficult time for John Herdman in leading TFC

• Servania and an injury that seems to cost him almost the entire season

Absences for Toronto FC to Face Forge in the Canadian Championship
Absences for Toronto FC to Face Forge in the Canadian Championship / Anadolu/GettyImages

This season, the rest for Toronto FC players has not been sufficient, as absences continue to plague the team led by John Herdman. It appears that there will be more potential absences in the Canadian Championship, in addition to those we know about from the Copa America.

In recent matches, Toronto FC has been significantly affected by injuries. In addition to the absences of Jonathan Osorio and Richie Laryea, who are competing in the Copa America semifinal against Argentina, Toronto FC is also dealing with other injured players.

Confirmed by John Herdman: Potential absences for TFC

John Herdman has provided updates on the progress of some injured players. Servania’s return has been delayed until August due to setbacks in his recovery, and it seems he will miss Toronto FC's matches scheduled for July as well.

Additionally, more players are dealing with physical issues. Herdman stated that Nicksoen Gomis and Derrick Etienne Jr. are questionable for the match against Forge, which would be significant losses.

A critical moment for TFC

TFC’s defense has been heavily criticized in recent matches. Nicksoen Gomis, one of the available defenders, is now questionable, which could be a crucial loss for Toronto FC.

Similarly, Derrick Etienne Jr., who has been in a positive moment, has been a standout player in Toronto FC's recent defeats. His commitment, speed, and focus have led to some goals in the latter part of the season.

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This match in the Canadian Championship is extremely important for Toronto FC. Not only is it an opportunity to break their recent losing streak, but it is also the semifinal of the Canadian Championship, a tournament that Toronto FC is determined to win. They aim to elevate their status as a top Canadian team, showing that they can compete among the best in the United States, and they want to prove they are the best, at least this season, in the Canadian Championship.

We will see how John Herdman manages the team in the coming days following the defeat against Columbus Crew on July 6th. It remains to be seen if there have been improvements in the players' mentality and physical condition.