Amid a host of injuries and a Concacaf Champions League hangover that led to an unforeseen putrid first half of the season for Toronto FC, there has been one bright spot: Jonathan Osorio is enjoying a career year.
Osorio has helped keep Torontos season on life support while Jozy Altidore, Eriq Zavaleta, Chris Mavinga, Justin Morrow and others have missed time in 2018, giving TFC a flickering hope of making the playoffs.
He scored twice against Ottawa over two legs in the Canadian Cup semifinals and netted another goal in leg one of the final on Wednesday night against Vancouver, setting up his side with a 2-2 aggregate score heading back to Toronto.
All in all, Osorio leads Toronto in goals with 15 across all competitions this season, seven of which in cup matches.
Until then, Osorio has at least one more final to play in and will hope to push Toronto back to the playoffs this season in MLS.