Toronto FC president: team can still make playoffs
Toronto FC fans sing the national anthem ahead of their MLS fixture against Montreal Impact in Toronto on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
The Canadian Pres
Published Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:28PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:02PM EDT
TORONTO -- The president of Toronto FC says the MLS playoffs are a longshot but still possible this season.
Toronto has yet to experience the post-season, missing out the last six seasons.
And with a record of 2-8-7, the struggling club is currently 13 points out of the fifth and last playoff spot in the East.
Toronto president Kevin Payne says the team has dug itself a deep hole. But it can pick up points with a good winning streak.
Plus the team has plenty of games left against Eastern Conference opposition
As for Uruguayan star Diego Forlan, Payne didn't deny interest but said he wouldn't talk publicly about a player under contract to another club.