Epic Victory for Toronto FC in Unexpected Comeback at Orlando (1-2)

In the 10th round of the MLS, Toronto FC visited Orlando City, in a match where TFC managed to secure an away victory in an epic comeback by 1-2.
Epic Victory for Toronto FC in Unexpected Comeback at Orlando (1-2).
Epic Victory for Toronto FC in Unexpected Comeback at Orlando (1-2). / Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Heading into this encounter, there were high expectations for a closely contested game. Toronto FC, riding on the back of two consecutive victories, carried optimism for a win in this match.

Meanwhile, the hosts hadn't had the best start in the MLS and were hoping to continue their season turnaround in this match to climb into playoff positions.

The line-ups for both teams were as expected, with no key players being rested for this important fixture.

Toronto FC: Sean Johnson - Rosted, Long. Gomis - Marshall Rutty, Flores, Coello, Petretta - Federico Bernardeschi, Jonathan Osorio, Prince Owusu. (3-4-3)

Orlando City: Gallese - Thortalisson, Brekalo, Jansson, Santos - Araujo, Cartagena - Angulo, Ojeda, Torres - McGuire. (4-2-3-1)

A game with a monumental twist towards the end.

With these line-ups, the teams took to the field, where initially the hosts were more fired up and managed to take the lead in the 37th minute, with a goal from Duncan McGuire. Toronto FC had several dangerous moments as well, but couldn't convert. Prince Owusu missed a chance by sending the ball over the crossbar, and Bernardeschi also had a clear opportunity at the end of the first half.

In the second half, TFC managed to dominate possession and generate more shots. The epic comeback came towards the end of the game, with The Reds scoring in the 87th and 89th minutes through Tyrese Spicer and Prince Owusu, respectively.

Toronto FC showed effectiveness where they lacked with their feet, finding success with headers in this match. The end of the match took an unexpected turn as TFC managed to score two late goals, leaving Orlando City empty-handed.

Toronto FC's Positioning in the MLS

Following TFC's victory and securing 3 points, they positioned themselves 4th in the MLS with 16 points. They're having a positive season filled with hope for The Reds' fans.

However, the MLS demands strong competition to enter the playoffs, so their focus must remain sharp. Therefore, after celebrating this remarkable comeback, Toronto FC must prepare for their next match on May 4th at home, where they will face Dallas at BMO Field in a new MLS match.