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Toronto: Sports playoff drought central

09/13/2012 09:05 EDT | Updated 11/13/2012 05:12 EST
Toronto FC on Wednesday night made official what seemed apparent since, oh, about the third week of the season.

The club lost to the Chicago Fire to clinch a sixth consecutive season without a playoff berth since beginning play in Major League Soccer.

And so the city of Toronto's miserable sports trend continues. Below are the top 30 sports playoff droughts, and we've highlighted teams that play home games in Canada.

The Blue Jays have endured a season of injuries and pitching woes, the Maple Leafs wouldn't be favoured to make the playoffs even if a lockout is prevented, and the Buffalo Bills — who play a game in Toronto every year — hardly looked like postseason material in their dreadful Week 1 performance last week.

Yes, the Toronto Argonauts are leading the CFL East division, but you have to actually actively try not to make the playoffs in a league where 75 per cent of the teams make it to the postseason.

Other Canadian content: The Edmonton Oilers are counting on youth to get off this list very soon, while the Winnipeg Jets inherit the streak started in Atlanta.

Montreal Expos fans have to decide how they feel about the likelihood the Washington Nationals in mere days wil remove themselves from the top of this list.

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