Toronto FC was a team that joined Major League Soccer and instantly set the standard for fan support. BMO Field was sold out every game and fans sang chants for ninety minutes straight as they supported their team.
However, those days are long gone as the stadium is more like a funeral parlour nowadays and teams that entered the league after them, such as the Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, Montreal Impact, and the Vancouver Whitecaps, have surpassed them in terms of fan support, and success. Toronto FC can easily turn things around though with the right management, but so far that has alluded the franchise.
Toronto FC fans have been more than patient with the Toronto organization as they worked through the expansion process to try and develop a winning team. However, the team's fans have had to watch newer teams make the playoffs and have on-field success while they are still waiting to see postseason action.
To make matters worse, the team's biggest rival the Montreal Impact have not only been able to attract some of the league's biggest stars, they've also been able to put a winning team together that can compete for the MLS Cup. The Impact were able to build strong links with clubs in Italy, luring in the likes of Alessandro Nesta and Marco Di Vaio to Montreal in order to help them sell their brand to the fans.