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Former Blackburn, Tottenham defender Nelsen curses bad luck for Toronto FC

Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen insists his side are on the verge of going on a run of positive results.

The Canadian club were beaten 1-0 by Colorado Rapids with Edson Buddle netting in the 86th minute at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to extend the Reds' winless streak in the league to seven matches, leaving them in the bottom three of the Eastern Conference table.

Despite their record of one win, four draws and four losses, Nelsen is of the belief that a bit of luck will help Toronto bounce back up the standings.

"One day when hopefully we bring in a witch doctor or the black cat leaves, we'll turn these games into wins. The effort is there and you can see that they have made progress," Nelsen told MLSsoccer.com.

"I thought it was a very good performance from the guys. I thought they held their shape really well for the entire game and were organized and they also attacked with pace and purpose and created some really good opportunities to score.

"We knew if we got one, then the game would open up and we'd get even more chances to compound that score. But we just couldn't get that one goal. Even at the end we thought that we looked like we were the ones that were going to score, but unfortunately we had a bit of a mistake and they scored."

He added: "Everybody involved with the club can see how far the team has come. We are so close to turning draws into wins and losses into draws or wins as well.

"We're really close. We just have to keep on the path and it will turn."

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Andrew Slevison
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