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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #480 on: December 09, 2017, 08:11:05 PM »
The Toronto FC becomes the 7th team in MLS playoff history to win both the Supporters Shield and the MLS Cup.

By winning the MLS Cup Championship, the TFC made history as quite possibly the greatest and best team in Major League soccer.  Having gone from being the "laughingstock" of a soccer team of years past to winning it all and setting records along the way this year, it has been quite a tumultuous ride for this Toronto soccer franchise over the years.

Jozey Altidore, named MVP and Player of the Game, scored the only goal the TFC needed to defeat the Seattle Sounders, in this rematch of the MLS Cup.  This time, Altidore & co., were determined to get past Sounders' 'keeper Stefan Frei, unlike last year's Cup game in which Frei starred.

Giovinco, Altidore, & Vasquez all contributed in the team scoring, with Vasquez heading the ball into the open net with just mere minutes in extra time, on a brilliant pass from Giovinco to Altidore who's shot hit the post for Vasquez's redirection.

Giovinco was also instrumental in having set up Altidore for the first marker.

It was a total team effort and no one wanted this win more than the Toronto FC.

Wow, what a game that the TFC thoroughly dominated, though Frei was excellent in net for Seattle, stopping dangerous shots aplenty.

Congratulations TFC!!!   You make us all proud!!!!    Whoaaaaaaa!!!!


http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/toronto-fc-defeats-seattle-sounders-win-first-mls-cup/
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #481 on: December 09, 2017, 08:16:02 PM »
Classy...



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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #482 on: December 12, 2017, 04:41:42 PM »
Large turnout for the TFC celebration parade yesterday (Monday).  It was a day to not just celebrate their MLS Cup victory & their historic season, but also with a nod to their fans & all:



The importance of the fans is best illustrated by this statement:

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...while many will point to TFCs $20-million roster, the highest in MLS, as a driving factor behind the clubs success, it has been the constant fan support continually compelled MLSE to invest millions of dollars in the clubs salary while other MLS clubs spend a fraction of what the Reds do.

"...It show dedication of both the team and the fans....Once Bradley and Vanney came, thats when it started to turn around. They were trying before that, but they didnt have the right pieces of the puzzle, and now they do.

None more than by Bradley himself:

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To be able to lift that trophy, said Bradley of MLS Cup, in this city, in front of our fans, to be able to give everybody a day like this, this is why every single one of us is here. This is the bets sports city city in the world. This is the best city in the world. And we love you guys so much. We cant tell you enough. Your support and the way that you drive us on, what a difference that makes for us.


https://theathletic.com/181715/2017/12/11/support-of-fans-front-and-centre-at-tfcs-first-mls-cup-parade/

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #483 on: January 10, 2018, 07:27:25 PM »
In a move that stunned many members of Canada's national Women's soccer team, coach John Herdman, whose successful tenure in the country's soccer program is unprecedented -- The National Women's team is currently 5th in the world Women's soccer rankings - - was hired to guide the Men's national soccer team & program.

The Canadians Men's national team is currently ranked at 94th spot in the world Men's soccer rankings, and by hiring Herdman, Soccer Canada hopes to reap some of that polish that Herdman brought to the Women's program.

Replacing Herdman in taking up the vacant coaching position fir the Women's team is Kenneth Heiner-Moller, former assistant coach to Herdman.

On the Men's squad, Herdman replaces former national Men's team coach Victor Zambrano.

More on this story:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/john-herdman-canada-soccer-men-1.447979

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #484 on: February 07, 2018, 07:09:56 AM »
The Toronto FC have signed Dutch star, defender Greg Van der Weil, as a replacement for the departed Steve Betashour (who signed elsewhere).

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http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/tfc-hoping-van-der-wiel-follows-trend-revitalized-signings/

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #485 on: February 09, 2018, 07:50:27 PM »
Its a great signing and a huge upgrade. If they can keep the core of stars together for the next 3 years it will give our development program a chance to bare fruit.  Do I hear the word Dynasty?
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #485 on: February 09, 2018, 07:50:27 PM »