Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Are Toronto's Offensive Struggles To Be Expected?

With a loss to the Georgia Swam and two losses in a home and home with the Rochester Knighthawks last weekend, the Toronto Rock are 0-3 for the first time since 2006. Back then, they started 0-4, and got their first win against the lowly Edmonton Rush, (who are no longer so lowly). The Rock's main problem so far has been a lack of goal scoring, scoring seven goals in two contests, and five in the other. As a team that has been known for its offensive firepower, this is a new problem for them.

The offense has looked like group of guys that have never played with each other before, and instead of sharing the ball and delivering the balanced attack that made them deadly last season, they are working as a group of individuals who are struggling to put the ball in the net by themselves. Some people have come out and said this is a size issue, with most of Toronto's forwards being of the shorter side, but the issue maybe some leaning on players who may not be able to handle the workload consistently.