Toronto FC coach says team can rebound from disappointing loss in Panama
Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney looks on during second half MLS Cup Final soccer action against the Seattle Sounders in Toronto on Saturday, December 9, 2017. After medicals and two days of fitness training indoors in the frigid north, Toronto FC heads to the warmth and real grass of California on Friday to start training camp in earnest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press
Published Friday, February 22, 2019 2:46PM EST
TORONTO - Despite suffering a humiliating 4-0 loss to Club Atletico Independiente de la Chorrera in Panama, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says his MLS side can rebound in the return leg of the CONCACAF Champions League round-of-16 game Tuesday at BMO Field.
Vanney says his players will have to up their intensity to get out of the deep hole they dug themselves Tuesday night.
He also say they will have to chip away when it comes to getting the goals needed.
"I still think we can turn this around," Vanney said Friday.
Vanney says winger Nick DeLeon, who missed Tuesday's game with a bad back, should be ready for the rematch. Defenders Drew Moor and Eriq Zavaleta are also close.
But striker Jozy Altidore, who didn't train Friday, is still regaining match fitness after undergoing ankle surgery in October and may not be ready.