The game underscored what a great job Peter Nowak has done with this team in less than two years of existence. They now sit alone at the top of the Eastern conference. Contrast that with Toronto, who came into the league in 2006 and have never even made the MLS playoffs. After the game, TFC manager Aron Winter even spoke of the team "rebuilding."
“When you are rebuilding, there are ups and downs,” Winter said. “And also after a defeat like today you have to stay calm. I could be upset with the guys, but you have to still have faith and train on those things.”