TFC clinch playoff spot for 4th time in 5 years
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Toronto FC are headed back to the playoffs for the first time since the club claimed the MLS title in 2017, and for the fourth time in five years.

TFC midfielder Tsubasa Endoh scored the opening tally in the 19th minute on Saturday against LAFC. Then MLS goal leader Carlos Vela netted the equalizer on a penalty after Chris Mavinga committed a reckless foul during the waning moments of the match, making it 1-1 in stoppage time.

Moments later, the Montreal Impact lost 2-1 to the LA Galaxy, giving TFC a playoff spot.

TFC currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference at 12-10-10. Greg Vanney's squad hasn't lost since Aug. 3, going 3-5-0 over its last eight contests.

TFC clinch playoff spot for 4th time in 5 years
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