2020 Toronto FC season

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Toronto FC
2020 season
Toronto FC wordmark arched 2007.png
OwnerMaple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
PresidentBill Manning
Head coachGreg Vanney
StadiumBMO Field
Pratt & Whitney Stadium (East Hartford, Connecticut)[note 1]
Major League SoccerConference: 2nd
Overall: 2nd
MLS Cup PlayoffsFirst round
Canadian ChampionshipChampions[note 2]
Leagues CupCancelled
MLS is Back TournamentRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague:
Ayo Akinola
Alejandro Pozuelo
(9 each)

All:
Ayo Akinola
Alejandro Pozuelo
(9 each)
Biggest win3–0
(August 18 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps)
Biggest defeat0–5
(October 24 at Philadelphia Union)
← 2019
2021 →

The 2020 Toronto FC season was the 14th season in the history of Toronto FC. The club entered the season as defending MLS Eastern Conference champions. They were scheduled to compete for the first time in the Leagues Cup, however it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They participated in the MLS is Back Tournament, which was the beginning of the resumed season following the postponement of regular season matches due to the pandemic.

On September 11, 2020, Connecticut governor Ned Lamont announced that Toronto FC would finish their season's home matches at Pratt & Whitney Stadium due to travel restrictions outside the United States due to the pandemic.[1]

On October 11, Toronto FC became the first MLS team to clinch a playoff berth following a 1–0 win over FC Cincinnati.[2]

Squad[edit]

As of October 14, 2020.[3][4]

No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of birth (age) Signed in Previous club
Goalkeepers
16 Quentin Westberg United StatesFrance GK (1986-04-25) April 25, 1986 (age 36) 2019 France Auxerre
25 Alex Bono United States GK (1994-04-25) April 25, 1994 (age 28) 2015 United States Syracuse Orange
90 Kevin Silva United States GK (1998-01-05) January 5, 1998 (age 24) 2020 United States Toronto FC II
Defenders
2 Justin Morrow United States LB / LWB / CB (1987-10-04) October 4, 1987 (age 34) 2014 United States San Jose Earthquakes
3 Eriq Zavaleta United States CB (1992-08-02) August 2, 1992 (age 30) 2015 United States Seattle Sounders
5 Julian Dunn Canada CB (2000-07-11) July 11, 2000 (age 22) 2018 Canada Toronto FC II
6 Tony Gallacher (loan) Scotland LB (1999-07-23) July 23, 1999 (age 23) 2020 England Liverpool
12 Rocco Romeo (out on loan) Canada CB (2000-03-25) March 25, 2000 (age 22) 2020 Canada Toronto FC II
22 Richie Laryea Canada RB (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 27) 2019 United States Orlando City
23 Chris Mavinga Democratic Republic of the CongoFrance CB / LB (1991-05-26) May 26, 1991 (age 31) 2017 Russia Rubin Kazan
26 Laurent Ciman Belgium[a] CB (1985-08-05) August 5, 1985 (age 37) 2018 France Dijon
44 Omar Gonzalez United States CB (1988-10-11) October 11, 1988 (age 33) 2019 Mexico Pachuca
96 Auro Jr. Brazil RB / RWB (1996-01-23) January 23, 1996 (age 26) 2018 Brazil São Paulo
Midfielders
4 Michael Bradley United States CM (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 35) 2014 Italy Roma
8 Marky Delgado United States CM (1995-05-16) May 16, 1995 (age 27) 2015 United States Chivas USA
10 Alejandro Pozuelo Spain AM (1991-09-20) September 20, 1991 (age 30) 2019 Belgium Genk
14 Noble Okello (out on loan) Canada MF (2000-07-20) July 20, 2000 (age 22) 2019 Canada Toronto FC II
18 Nick DeLeon United States RB / RM (1990-07-17) July 17, 1990 (age 32) 2018 United States D.C. United
21 Jonathan Osorio Canada AM / CM (1992-06-12) June 12, 1992 (age 30) 2013 Canada SC Toronto
27 Liam Fraser Canada DM (1998-02-13) February 13, 1998 (age 24) 2018 Canada Toronto FC II
31 Tsubasa Endoh Japan MF (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 (age 28) 2019 Canada Toronto FC II
97 Ralph Priso Canada MF (2002-08-02) August 2, 2002 (age 20) 2020 Canada Toronto FC II
Forwards
7 Pablo Piatti Argentina LW/RW (1989-03-31) March 31, 1989 (age 33) 2020 Spain Espanyol
9 Erickson Gallardo Venezuela RW (1996-07-26) July 26, 1996 (age 26) 2019 Venezuela Zamora
13 Patrick Mullins United States FW (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 30) 2019 United States Columbus Crew
15 Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty Canada FW (2004-06-16) June 16, 2004 (age 18) 2020 Canada Toronto FC II
17 Jozy Altidore United States CF (1989-11-06) November 6, 1989 (age 32) 2015 England Sunderland
19 Griffin Dorsey United States FW (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 (age 23) 2019 United States Indiana Hoosiers
20 Ayo Akinola United StatesCanada ST (2000-01-20) January 20, 2000 (age 22) 2018 Canada Toronto FC Academy
24 Jacob Shaffelburg Canada FW (1999-11-26) November 26, 1999 (age 22) 2019 Canada Toronto FC II
80 Jayden Nelson Canada FW (2002-09-26) September 26, 2002 (age 19) 2020 Canada Toronto FC II
99 Ifunanyachi Achara Nigeria FW (1997-09-28) September 28, 1997 (age 24) 2020 United States Georgetown Hoyas

Roster slots[edit]

Toronto had eight International roster slots and three Designated Player slots available for use in the 2020 season.

Transfers[edit]

Note: All figures in United States dollars.

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player From Fee/Notes Date Source
12 CB Canada Rocco Romeo Canada Toronto FC II Homegrown signing January 21, 2020 [6]
15 FW Canada Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty Canada Toronto FC II Homegrown signing January 22, 2020 [7]
80 FW Canada Jayden Nelson Canada Toronto FC II Homegrown signing January 23, 2020 [8]
7 FW Argentina Pablo Piatti Spain Espanyol Designated player February 7, 2020 [9]
99 FW Nigeria Ifunanyachi Achara United States Georgetown Hoyas Signed draft pick February 21, 2020 [10]
90 GK United States Kevin Silva Canada Toronto FC II Signed first team deal July 3, 2020 [11]
97 MF Canada Ralph Priso Canada Toronto FC II Homegrown signing October 14, 2020 [12]

Loaned in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned from Fee/Notes Date Source
6 DF Scotland Tony Gallacher England Liverpool Season long loan August 10, 2020 [13]

Draft picks[edit]

The following players were selected by Toronto FC in the 2020 SuperDraft held on January 9.[14]

Out[edit]

Transferred out[edit]

No. Pos. Player To Fee/Notes Date Source
14 MF Canada Jay Chapman United States Inter Miami Traded for $100,000 in GAM November 13, 2019 [15]
3 CB United States Drew Moor United States Colorado Rapids Out of contract November 21, 2019 [16]
28 GK United States Caleb Patterson-Sewell MLS Pool Goalkeeper[17] Option declined November 21, 2019 [16]
5 DF Canada Ashtone Morgan United States Real Salt Lake Option declined November 21, 2019 [16]
55 MF Canada Aidan Daniels United States Colorado Springs Switchbacks Option declined November 21, 2019 [16]
54 FW Trinidad and Tobago Ryan Telfer Cyprus Nea Salamis Option declined November 21, 2019 [16]
11 FW Spain Jon Bakero United States Phoenix Rising Option declined November 21, 2019 [16]
7 MF France Nicolas Benezet United States Colorado Rapids Traded for $50,000 in GAM January 12, 2020 [16]

Loaned out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned to Fee/Notes Date Source
5 DF Canada Julian Dunn Canada Valour FC Season long loan August 10, 2020 [18]
12 DF Canada Rocco Romeo Denmark HB Køge Year long loan until June 2021 August 14, 2020 [19]
14 MF Canada Noble Okello Denmark HB Køge Season long loan until December 2020 September 25, 2020 [20]

Pre-season[edit]

Toronto FC's pre-season officially began on January 18 when players and staff attended BMO Training Ground to undergo medical evaluations. Their first official training session of the season occurred on January 20 in Orlando, Florida as part of the team's preliminary training camp. The team resumed training camp on February 5 at the University of California, Irvine and played a series of friendly matches.[21]

Matches[edit]

February 8 Friendly Toronto FC 4–0 Colorado Rapids Irvine, California
11:00 AM PT Gallardo 20'
Altidore 46'
Osorio 49'
Shaffelburg 67'
Report Stadium: University of California, Irvine
Note: Match featured two 60-minute halves.
February 10 Friendly UC Irvine 0–2 Toronto FC Irvine, California
10:00 AM PT Report Achara
o.g.
Stadium: University of California, Irvine
February 12 Friendly Los Angeles FC 3–1 Toronto FC Los Angeles, California
12:00 PM PT Rodríguez 20'
Blessing 74'
Torres 81'
Report Achara 51' Stadium: Banc of California Stadium
February 15 Friendly LA Galaxy 1–2 Toronto FC Carson, California
3:00 PM PT Katai Red card 32'
Pavón 37'
Report
Report
Achara 45+2'
Pozuelo 77' (pen.)
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
February 19 Friendly Toronto FC 0–2 Chicago Fire Irvine, California
3:00 PM PT Report Slonina 15'
Collier 31'
Stadium: University of California, Irvine
February 22 Friendly Toronto FC 1–1 Colorado Rapids Carson, California
12:00 PM PT Endoh 1' Report Shinyashiki 3' Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park

Competitions[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

League tables[edit]

Summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
20 12 3 5 27 21  +6 39 7 1 2 14 6  +8 5 2 3 13 15  −2

Note: Table does not include three group matches of MLS is Back Tournament.
(Pld 3, W 1, D 2, L 0, GF 6, GA 5, GD +1, Pts 5)

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223
GroundAHNNNHHAHAAAAHHAAHHAHHA
ResultDWDWDWWWLLWDWWWWWDWLLWL
Position[b]54422221233443211112222
Source:[citation needed]
A = Away; H = Home; N = Neutral; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; P = Postponed

Matches[edit]

The 2020 Major League Soccer schedule was originally released in full on December 19, 2019, 12:00 PM ET.[22] However, the season was suspended on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the cancellation of matches.[23] The season resumed in July with the MLS is Back Tournament, where the three group stage matches counted as regular season games.[24] Following the tournament, the regular season continued; however, due to travel restrictions between the United States and Canada, the league's three Canadian teams played their next six matches against each other in Canada, with these matches also serving as the qualification process for the 2020 Canadian Championship.[25]

February 29 1 San Jose Earthquakes 2–2 Toronto FC San Jose, California
5:30 PM ET Thompson Yellow card 33'
Ríos 53'
Yueill Yellow card 70'
Kashia Yellow card 81'
Alanís 90+5'
Wondolowski Yellow card 90+6'
Report Pozuelo 40' (pen.)
Laryea 51'
Altidore Yellow card 71'
Endoh Yellow card 90+4'
Stadium: Avaya Stadium
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Armando Villarreal
March 7 2 Toronto FC 1–0 New York City FC Toronto, Ontario
5:00 PM ET Achara 81'
Auro Yellow card 87'
Report Ring Yellow card 22'
Sands Yellow card 35'
Parks Yellow card 69'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 26,171
Referee: Ted Unkel
July 13 3 (MiBT) Toronto FC 2–2 D.C. United Bay Lake, Florida
9:00 AM EST Akinola 12', 44' Report Moreno Yellow card 18' Yellow-red card 45+6'
Felipe Yellow card 71'
Canouse Yellow card 82'
Higuaín 84'
Brillant 90+1'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Note: The match originally scheduled for July 10, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT, was rescheduled to July 12 due to Toronto FC's delayed arrival in Florida. As a result, the match between San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC, originally scheduled for July 10, 2020, 10:30 PM EDT, was moved to 9:00 PM EDT.[26] The match on July 12 was postponed minutes prior to kickoff due to at least one player testing positive for COVID-19.[27][28] Later that day the match was rescheduled for the following day, July 13.[29]
July 16 4 (MiBT) Montreal Impact 3–4 Toronto FC Bay Lake, Florida
8:00 PM EST Maciel Yellow card 6'
Quioto 14'
Taïder 37' (pen.), 90+5' (pen.)
Report Laryea 8'
Akinola 25', 37', 83'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Note: The match originally scheduled for July 15, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT, was rescheduled to July 16 due to the rescheduling of Toronto's previous match.
July 21 5 (MiBT) Toronto FC 0–0 New England Revolution Bay Lake, Florida
9:00 AM EDT Bradley Yellow card 50' Report Rowe Yellow card 38'
Caldwell Yellow card 41'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Jair Marrufo
August 18 6 (CC) Toronto FC 3–0 Vancouver Whitecaps Toronto, Ontario
8:00 PM ET Piatti 27', 55'
Auro Yellow card 80'
DeLeon 83'
Report Cavallini Yellow card 18'
Teibert Yellow card 76'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: David Gantar
August 21 7 (CC) Toronto FC 1–0 Vancouver Whitecaps Toronto, Ontario
8:00 PM ET Laryea 15'
Fraser Yellow card 36'
Piatti Yellow card 84'
Pozuelo Yellow card 86'
Report Rose Yellow card 55' Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
August 28 8 (CC) Montreal Impact 0–1 Toronto FC Montreal, Quebec
8:00PM ET Wanyama Yellow card 57'
Camacho Yellow card 68'
Report Pozuelo 50' (pen.), Yellow card 90+3' Stadium: Saputo Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: David Gantar
September 1 9 (CC) Toronto FC 0–1 Montreal Impact Toronto, Ontario
8:00 PM ET Pozuelo soccer ball with red X 45+1', Yellow card 59' Report Camacho 14', Yellow card 45'
Brault-Guillard Yellow card 46'
Wanyama Yellow card 52'
Taïder Yellow card 88'
Maciel Yellow card 90+7'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Drew Fischer
September 5 10 (CC) Vancouver Whitecaps 3–2 Toronto FC Vancouver, British Columbia
9:30 PM ET Cavallini 17', Yellow card 78'
Adnan Yellow card 44'
Baldisimo 57', Yellow card 82'
Nerwinski 76'
Raposo Yellow card 90+7'
Report Osorio 25'
Pozuelo 71'
Ciman Yellow card 76'
Auro Yellow card 86'
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 0
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
September 9 11 (CC) Montreal Impact 1–2 Toronto FC Montreal, Quebec
8:00 PM ET Wanyama 53' Report Piatti 32'
Altidore 89'
Stadium: Saputo Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: David Gantar
September 19 12 D.C. United 2–2 Toronto FC Washington, D.C.
7:30 PM ET Kamara 5'
Paredes Yellow card 81'
Yow 88'
Report Pozuelo 17'
DeLeon Yellow card 25'
Piatti Yellow card 41'
Akinola 60'
Laryea Yellow card 67'
Stadium: Audi Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Armando Villarreal
September 23 13 New York City FC 0–1 Toronto FC Harrison, New Jersey
7:00 PM ET Callens Yellow card 22'
Castellanos Yellow card 36'
Sands Yellow card 72'
Acevedo Yellow card 89'
Report Piatti Yellow card 25'
DeLeon Yellow card 40'
Altidore Yellow card 56'
Nelson Yellow card 64'
Pozuelo 90' (pen.)
Stadium: Red Bull Arena[note 4]
Referee: Joseph Dickerson
September 27 14 Toronto FC 3–1 Columbus Crew East Hartford, Connecticut
7:30 PM ET Altidore Yellow card 28', 48'
Pozuelo 59'
Laryea 76'
Delgado Yellow card 86'
Report Mavinga 40' (o.g.)
Zelarayán Yellow card 60'
Morris Yellow card 67'
Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium[note 1]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Timothy Ford
October 3 15 Toronto FC 2–1 Philadelphia Union East Hartford, Connecticut
7:30 PM ET Akinola 58'
Pozuelo 76'
Report Santos 5'
Martínez Yellow card 83'
Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium[note 1]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Victor Rivas
October 7 16 New England Revolution 0–1 Toronto FC Foxborough, Massachusetts
7:30 PM ET McNamara Yellow card 40'
Kessler Yellow card 48'
Bye Yellow card 63'
Buksa soccer ball with red X 68'
Bunbury Yellow card 90+3'
Report Akinola 29'
Auro Yellow card 71'
Laryea Yellow card 84'
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Referee: Nima Saghafi
October 11 17 FC Cincinnati 0–1 Toronto FC Cincinnati, Ohio
7:30 PM ET Gutman Yellow card 66'
Hagglund Yellow card 67'
Report Gonzalez Yellow card 9'
Osorio Yellow card 21'
Mullins 29'
Ciman Yellow card 72'
Stadium: Nippert Stadium
Referee: Robert Sibiga
October 14 18 Toronto FC 1–1 New York Red Bulls East Hartford, Connecticut
7:30 PM ET Pozuelo 23' (pen.)
Piatti Yellow card 53'
Akinola Yellow card 60'
Report Yearwood Yellow card 22'
Rzatkowski Yellow card 52'
Tarek Yellow card 71'
Clark 77'
Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium[note 1]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.
October 18 19 Toronto FC 1–0 Atlanta United East Hartford, Connecticut
7:30 PM ET Gonzalez Yellow card 42'
Piatti 89'
Report Robinson Yellow card 81' Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium[note 1]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
October 24 20 Philadelphia Union 5–0 Toronto FC Chester, Pennsylvania
7:30 PM ET Monteiro Yellow card 9', 56'
Santos 27', 63', 68'
McKenzie 33'
Blake Yellow card 64'
Report Auro Yellow card 10'
Mullins Yellow card 73'
Stadium: Subaru Park
Referee: Jair Marrufo
October 28 21 Toronto FC 0–1 New York City FC East Hartford, Connecticut
7:30 PM ET Morrow Yellow card 3' Report Callens Yellow card 45+1'
Medina 51', Yellow card 90+2'
Castellanos Yellow card 75'
Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium[note 1]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nima Saghafi
November 1 22 Toronto FC 2–1 Inter Miami East Hartford, Connecticut
7:30 PM ET Akinola 55'
Bradley Yellow card 77'
Pozuelo 84' (pen.)
Report Matuidi 42', Yellow card 69'
Sweat Yellow card 82'
Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium[note 1]
Attendance: 1,394
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
November 8 23 New York Red Bulls 2–1 Toronto FC Harrison, New Jersey
3:30 PM ET Yearwood Yellow card 15'
Barlow 24'
White 26'
Stroud Yellow card 32'
Meara Yellow card 85'
Report Mavinga Yellow card 22'
Endoh 50'
Nelson Yellow card 90+4'
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Referee: Ted Unkel

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

November 24 First round Toronto FC 0–1 (a.e.t.) Nashville SC East Hartford, Connecticut
6:00 PM ET Report Ríos 108' Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium[note 1]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Robert Sibiga

Canadian Championship[edit]

Qualification[edit]

As part of the MLS regular season, Canada's three Major League Soccer clubs played each other three times from August 18 to September 16. The team with the most points from this series, Toronto FC, qualified for the Canadian Championship.[31]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Toronto FC 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12 2020 Canadian Championship
2 Montreal Impact 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 9
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6 2 0 4 8 13 −5 6
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) goal differential; 4) goals for; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals for; 7) home goal differential; 8) home goals for 9) coin toss or drawing of lots.

Final[edit]

After being unable to be held in 2020, the match was initially postponed to early 2021 to occur at the beginning of the 2021 season. On March 11, 2021, it was announced that the match could not be completed in time for the start of CCL competition; a compromise was reached where Toronto FC would be named to the CCL slot, while Forge FC would be permitted to host the match once it is finally played.[32] On March 25, 2021, Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis said that the final may end up taking place as late as July 2022.[33] On March 2, 2022, it was announced that the Final will take place on June 4, 2022 at Tim Hortons Field.[34]

June 4, 2022 (2022-06-04) Final Forge FC 1–1
(4–5 p)
Toronto FC Hamilton, Ontario
7:00pm Pozuelo 57' Report Borges 60' Stadium: Tim Hortons Field
Attendance: 13,715
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Penalties
Jiménez soccer ball with check mark
Salcedo soccer ball with check mark
Kerr soccer ball with red X
Pozuelo soccer ball with check mark
Perruzza soccer ball with check mark
Thompson soccer ball with check mark
Achinioti-Jönsson soccer ball with check mark
Campbell soccer ball with check mark
Pacius soccer ball with check mark
Bekker soccer ball with red X
Choinière soccer ball with check mark
Poku soccer ball with red X

Leagues Cup[edit]

Toronto FC was set to compete for the first time in the Leagues Cup after not qualifying the CONCACAF Champions League and finishing in fourth place in the Eastern Conference during the 2019 regular season. They were to host a club from Liga MX in Mexico and entered the draw as the fifth seeded MLS team.[35] The tournament was cancelled on May 19, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[36]

July 21/22 Round of 16 Toronto FC v TBD Toronto, Ontario
Stadium: BMO Field

MLS is Back Tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Toronto FC 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5 Advanced to knockout stage
2 New England Revolution 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3 Montreal Impact 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4 D.C. United 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
Source: MLS
July 13 3 Toronto FC 2–2 D.C. United Bay Lake, Florida
9:00 AM EST Akinola 12', 44' Report Moreno Yellow card 18' Yellow-red card 45+6'
Felipe Yellow card 71'
Canouse Yellow card 82'
Higuaín 84'
Brillant 90+1'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Note: The match, originally scheduled for July 10, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT, was rescheduled to July 12 due to Toronto FC's delayed arrival in Florida. As a result, the match between San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC, originally scheduled for July 10, 2020, 10:30 PM EDT, was moved to 9:00 PM EDT.[26] The match on July 12 was postponed minutes prior to kickoff due to at least one player testing positive for COVID-19.[27][28] Later that day the match was rescheduled for the following day, July 13.[29]
July 16 4 Montreal Impact 3–4 Toronto FC Bay Lake, Florida
8:00 PM EST Maciel Yellow card 6'
Quioto 14'
Taïder 37' (pen.), 90+5' (pen.)
Report Laryea 8'
Akinola 25', 37', 83'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Note: The match, originally scheduled for July 15, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT, was rescheduled to July 16 due to the rescheduling of Toronto's previous match.
July 21 5 Toronto FC 0–0 New England Revolution Bay Lake, Florida
9:00 AM EDT Bradley Yellow card 50' Report Rowe Yellow card 38'
Caldwell Yellow card 41'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Jair Marrufo

Knockout stage[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

July 26 Round of 16 Toronto FC 1–3 New York City FC Bay Lake, Florida
8:30 PM EDT Gonzalez Yellow card 15'
Osorio Yellow card 83'
Mullins 87'
Report Medina 5'
Ring Yellow card 12'
Castellanos 55'
Sands Yellow card 66'
Moralez 81'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0[note 3]
Referee: Alex Chilowicz

Competitions summary[edit]

Competition Record First Match Last Match Final Position
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
MLS Regular Season 23 14 5 4 44 20 +24 060.87 February 9, 2020 November 8, 2020 2nd in Eastern Conference, 2nd Overall
MLS Cup Playoffs 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00 November 24, 2020 First round
Canadian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 ! TBD TBD
MLS is Back Knockout Stage 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 000.00 July 26, 2020 Round of 16
Total 25 14 5 6 45 24 +21 056.00

Updated to match played November 24, 2020
Source: Competitions

Goals and assists[edit]

Shutouts[edit]

Rank Nation Name Pos. Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship MLS is Back Knockout Stage Total
1 United States Quentin Westberg GK 6 0 0 0 6
2 United States Alex Bono GK 3 0 0 0 3
Totals 9 0 3 0 9

Updated to match played November 8, 2020
Source: Toronto FC

Honours[edit]

MLS Team of the Week[edit]

Week Starters Bench Coach Opponent Ref.
2 Nigeria Ifunanyachi Achara New York City FC [37]
MLS is Back – Round 1 United States Ayo Akinola Spain Alejandro Pozuelo D.C. United [38]
MLS is Back – Round 2 United States Ayo Akinola
Canada Richie Laryea
Spain Alejandro Pozuelo
Montreal Impact [39]
6 Argentina Pablo Piatti Spain Alejandro Pozuelo Vancouver Whitecaps [40]
7 & 8 Spain Alejandro Pozuelo Montreal Impact [41]
13 United States Alex Bono New York City FC [42]
14 Canada Richie Laryea United States Greg Vanney Columbus Crew [43]
15 Spain Alejandro Pozuelo Philadelphia Union [44]
16 United States Ayo Akinola
United States Alex Bono
New England Revolution [45]
17 United States Eriq Zavaleta United States Patrick Mullins FC Cincinnati [46]
19 Argentina Pablo Piatti Canada Richie Laryea Atlanta United [47]
22 Canada Richie Laryea Inter Miami [48]

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Opponent Ref.
14 Canada Richie Laryea Columbus Crew [49]

MLS Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Player Opponent Ref.
14 Canada Richie Laryea Columbus Crew [50]

MLS Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player Month's Statline Ref.
September Spain Alejandro Pozuelo 4 Goals, 2 Assists [51]

End of Season awards[edit]

Award Recipient(s) Ref.
MLS MVP Spain Alejandro Pozuelo [52]
MLS Best XI Spain Alejandro Pozuelo [53]

References[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ciman has Canadian Permanent Residency status, so he counts as a domestic player for MLS purposes.[5]
  2. ^ Eastern Conference position at the completion of each matchday.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Starting from September 27, all of Toronto FC's home matches were played in East Hartford, Connecticut due to travel restrictions between Canada and the United States.[1]
  2. ^ The final was held in 2022 after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. ^ a b c d e f g All matches in the MLS Is Back Tournament were played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida.
  4. ^ New York City FC used Red Bull Arena as their home venue due to Yankee Stadium being unavailable because of COVID-19 precautions during the 2020 Major League Baseball season.[30]

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