Toronto FC faces a pivotal winter as it aims to bounce back from its dismal 2023 season, the worst in the franchise's history.
The team finished at the bottom of the MLS table, setting new records for the fewest wins (four) and points (22) in a single campaign. General Manager Jason Hernandez had promised roster changes, targeting a substantial overhaul by mid-January.
However, the club has so far added midfielder Deybi Flores and top draft pick Tyrese Spicer. Coach John Herdman emphasized the need to offload some existing players before recruiting new talent. Herdman acknowledged the scrutiny on player acquisitions, stating, "The level of scrutiny that's gone into every single player that's now arriving has gone up. We're working hard to make sure, as we commit the right people; it's got to be the right people coming to this club."
With the challenges of managing the salary cap, Toronto FC is navigating a critical phase to rebuild and reshape the team for a more promising season ahead.