Both could sorely use three points as they meet in Colorado on Saturday night with the Rapids looking to snap a four-game winless streak in the series.
Toronto (1-3-4), which seeks its first road win since July 14, has been plagued by a suspect defense. It has allowed two goals in four of its last six league matches and is one of two teams yet to record a shutout.
Toronto hasn’t won since a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on March 9, and it had played to four straight draws in the league until a 2-1 home loss to New York last Saturday.
It was the third straight match that saw Toronto squander a lead in the 89th minute or later, this time surrendering a header six minutes after notching the tying goal.
Toronto blew a different kind of lead in its latest match. Ahead 2-0 after the home leg of its Canadian Championship semifinals with Montreal, Toronto was blown out 6-0 in Wednesday’s second leg.
Coach Ryan Nelsen is hoping his club’s latest setback was the end of its downward spiral.
“As I just said to the guys, there are certain points in the season that are turning points,” Nelsen told the team’s official website. “… Nobody would have thought that this loss was coming. We do have a really young team and sometimes these things will happen. It happens to every team.
“This is something we will look back at after a certain amount of time - after this club has evolved into a different animal
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