Toronto FC manager Aron Winter has admitted that he is far from happy with his side as the start of the new season gets ever closer; something which does not bode well for those looking to bet on soccer games in their favour.
Toronto produced a poor display in the 2-2 draw against Orlando City in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic and have just over a week left before they face the LA Galaxy in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals.
“I’m not happy about the way we played,” said former Netherlands international Winter after the draw. “I’m not happy about the result. We were a little bit lucky. You saw also some good things, but also some bad things. We have to work on it and improve it.”
Toronto’s new center-back pairing of Geovanny Caicedo and Miguel Aceval struggled to contain Orlando’s pacy Maxwell Griffin while their attacking play was too disjointed.
Winter didn’t risk Luis Silva and Ty Harden in the game because they are still not match-fit but they should feature against Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Winter insisted that he only substituted Danny Koevermans in the 32nd minute as a precautionary move as he was struggling with a slight hamstring problem.
The Reds fell behind in the 17th minute when John Rooney converted a penalty kick after Griffin had been fouled inside the area by Caicedo but made it 1-1 thanks to Miguel Aceval’s free-kick.
In the 55th minute Orlando restored their lead when Trinidad and Tobago international Kevin Molino bundled the ball home but Toronto hit back for a second time through the former Germany international Torsten Frings. These results could shape the way for different soccer betting tips.