The off-season rhetoric was that of management having finally solved TFC’s back line issues once and for all. As we’ve seen early in this season already, defending is still very much the Achilles Heel of this team no matter how much cash has been spent on bonafide attack minded players. Despite having US internationals Altidore […]
With several notable absences through injury, suspension, and international duty, what becomes fairly clear is this: today is Giovinco’s time to shine.
With Toronto FC’s second match of the season now in the books, it’s fair to say we’ve been introduced to the two possible extremes very early in a season. We have seen just how capable this team is at dictating the play and their level of composure while leading in the final minutes, and just […]
It didn’t take long for last season to go from dream start to a nightmarish finish, but it all started with ecstasy in Cascadia. This season would be no different. To kick off opening weekend, the schedule makers decided to pit two Canadian rivals against each other in a battle of ideologies. The young, lower […]
“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr “The more things change, the more they stay the same” is a rough French to English translation of the proverb above. If there was ever a quote to describe the history of Toronto FC, that just about sums it up.
In a city that boasts one of the largest populations of people of Italian heritage outside of Italy, the welcoming and introduction of TFCs newest designated player, Sebastian Giovinco, signals not just a massive coup for the league and TFC, but it’s massive for the Italian population of Toronto. This season will mark TFCs 9th […]
One calendar year can change quite a bit in the world of soccer, and even more in the world of MLS soccer.
It’s a customary event around the league and a signal that “Silly Season” is now officially upon us. With MLS Cup now in the rear view mirror and the MLS expansion draft just a day away, Toronto FC announced four separate lists: Options exercised, options declined, protected players, and unprotected players. Let the games begin!
The year was 2009. It was a rainy night in New Jersey. All that was needed was a point on the last day of the season. There was no Thierry Henry. No Bradley Wright-Phillips. No Red Bull Arena.
Well. I guess that wasn’t totally unexpected. After stringing together back to back wins against Chivas and Portland, the Reds headed into last Saturdays match against the seemingly invincible Galaxy in Carson, California, hoping to get something out of the match besides a lopsided beating. Unfortunately it was a beating that they got nonetheless.
Back to back wins, including a massive come from behind victory against the Portland Timbers have TFC fans buzzing at the prospect of a possible playoff appearance. Sitting just 1 point back of New York, the healthy Reds, including one Jermain Defoe, will travel to California to face one of their biggest tests of the […]
Being a referee is not an easy job. I for one would never and could never do it. It’s a ref’s job to keep order in matches, to penalize stupidity and recklessness and to maintain the flow and momentum.
As if enough things hadn’t taken place over the course of the last 72 hours, the cherry on top is that TFC has a game tonight! What a week it’s been. It’s tough to put into words just how much things have changed since the preview of Saturdays match against New England, but before I […]
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages! Your main event! After a couple of hectic weeks surrounding TFC and the soon to be outgoing CEO of MLSE, Tim Leiweke, TFC’s playoff aspirations took a bit of a hit after dropping 2 much needed points against Chicago in the last minute of the […]
After back to back victories against hated eastern conference rivals, Montreal Impact and Columbus Crew, TFC heads into their weekend match up against Sporting KC in a “must win” if the Reds hope to catch the defending champs in the standings.