Friday, 29 June 2012

Kocic downbeat after another Toronto collapse

Toronto FC goalkeeper Milos Kocic admitted he was left wondering what more he could do after seeing his defence concede two late goals, and let their commanding lead against New England Revolution slip to draw 2-2.

The Canadians have defied soccer betting tips with their dismal MLS form this season, with one solitary win to their name, but could have taken maximum points from their last two games.

Toronto have drawn their last two matches despite being in commanding positions going into the closing stages of both, firstly against Houston and now New England.

Danny Koevermans and Ryan Johnson had given Toronto a 2-0 lead, only to be pegged back by Blake Brettschneider’s 71st minute goal before Chris Tierney popped up in stoppage time to nod an equalizer past the unfortunate Kocic in the Toronto goal.

While Kocic had spent much of the game as a spectator, he was called upon on more than a couple of occasions as the Revolution began to control the game towards the end.

The Serbian stopper was downbeat following the game, admitting he was at a loss to explain why the team continued to come away from games without what they deserved.

“Whatever I do, it doesn’t matter I guess. It’s frustrating,” said Kocic. “I see other goalkeepers in the league make one save and the game ends 1-0 or 2-0. Whatever I do, it doesn’t seem to matter at the moment.”

Head coach Paul Mariner will have been well aware of just how big a job was on his hands when he took over from Aron Winter last month.

Those that bet on soccer games know that drawing games from winning positions will need to be stamped out if Toronto are going to climb off the bottom of the league.