The Mistakes Continue | Forge 2-1 Toronto FC

• Seventh consecutive defeat for Toronto FC

• Herdman's team can't find their footing and continues to sink deeper into their negative streak

• The return leg vs Forge will be at BMO Field on August 27

The Mistakes Continue | Forge 2-1 Toronto FC
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In the semifinal of the Canadian Championship, Toronto FC visited Hamilton to face Forge in the first leg of the semifinals. TFC arrived battered from consecutive losses in the MLS, while Forge had experienced ups and downs in their local championship.

"The surprise" for many turned out to be the winner in this match, highlighting that minimal errors continue to significantly harm TFC. The result was a 2-1 defeat for Toronto FC, marking the seventh consecutive loss for Herdman's team in all competitions.

A difficult match for TFC

In the first half, just as the game was getting underway, there was an incredible opportunity for the hosts to take the lead. Beni Badibanga took an astonishing shot from midfield, surprising Luka Gavran who was out of position, scoring a stunning goal to make it 1-0 in the 11th minute, leaving everyone impressed.

Minutes later, TFC's lack of concentration continued. After an excellent play by David Choiniere down the right wing, he sent a low cross that Kwasi Poku backheeled into the net, making it 2-0 in the 14th minute of the first half.

In the second half, Toronto FC took control of the ball, dominating the match overwhelmingly against Forge. However, this wasn't enough to equalize, as TFC squandered their chances, notably one by Lorenzo Insigne.

At the end of the match, Toronto FC managed to reduce the deficit, giving them some hope for the return leg. Prince Owusu capitalized on a couple of rebounds in the opponent's area, scoring to make it 2-1 in Hamilton.

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John Herdman questioned at this stage of the season

This match marked Toronto FC's seventh consecutive defeat, including both the MLS and the Canadian Championship, leaving a bitter taste after Forge's surprising win in the semifinal. TFC will need to wake up for the return leg if they want to reach the Canadian Championship final.

Doubts about Herdman and his leadership of the team persist, as it seems the problems start with the coach. The return leg will be on August 27, giving the club ample time to prepare for the match in the best possible way.