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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #495 on: April 18, 2018, 03:18:33 AM »
Not this time.

The Toronto FC and Mexican squad Chivas de Guadalajara kicked off their CONCACAF Champions League Final at BMO Field Tuesday night (April 17), but it wasn't the results TFC wanted.  Guadalajara defeated TFC 2-1 here in the First Leg of this Final.

Chivas got on the board early -- 65 seconds into the matchup -- but Toronto's Jonathan Osorio countered twenty minutes in the half, becoming the highest scoring player (& Canadian-born) of this tournament.   Kudos to Osorio on that goal -- he headed thw ball while crashing bodywise into the post.  At least no one can fault him for trying.  It definely paid dividends.

The TFC had plenty of chances and opportunites to forge ahead but instead it was Chivas that ended up scoring the go-ahead & winning goal in the 72nd minute.  Too bad.

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At the end of the day, the score comes down to finishing your chances and not giving away goals you shouldnt give away, Vanney said.

Now TFC needs a wing & a prayer for the Second Leg to be played next Wednesday April 25 in Mexico.  TFC need to score not less than two goals and limit Chivas to zero, otherwise to overtime they will go.  Hope that doesn't happen. 

The Mexicans are taking absolutely nothing for granted as far as their coach is concerned, considering TFC's winning performance so far in this tourney:

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Theres still 90 minutes left in this game. The result is still open, he said.

GO TFC!


https://www.thestar.com/sports/tfc/2018/04/17/toronto-fc-digs-hole-in-first-leg-of-concacaf-champions-league-final.html
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #496 on: April 26, 2018, 05:32:24 AM »
Heartbreak!

Toronto FC lose out in the shootout (4-2) and the CONCACAF Champions League trophy to Chivas Guadalajara. Wednesday night at Estadio Chivas.  Oh...that hurts... 

TFC actually won this Second Leg  2-1 (aggregate 3-3) which forced the shootout on penalty kicks.  Chivas connected on all four of their shots, Toronto two out of four.

TFC lost the Championdhip but gained respect and admiration from a throng of MLS and Mexican League followers:


The Toronro FC had several players out of the lineup due to injuries,  most notably it's central defense -- Nick Hagglund, Chris Mavinga, Drew Moor, Zavaleta,  Hernandez, & Justin Morrow -- which forced coach Vanney to shift midfield defender Michael Bradley to centre, etc.

Even with all of that plus a "hostile" environment among Chivas supporters, TFC stood proud and played with heart right to the end.

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #497 on: June 03, 2018, 04:46:54 PM »
Well,  it's been awhile since that heartbreaking loss in the CONCACAF Champions League Cup Final that TFC has been discussed or written about

As it stands, Toronto FC are in second spot in the East but fifteen points back of first place Columbus Crew. TFC played this same Crew team to a 3-3 tie yesterday at BMO Field here in Toronto.  Even though Toronto took a 3-0 lead at one point, they couldn't hang on to victory as Columbus scored three back to tie the game up (the tying goal on a penalty kick).

A very disappointing outcome for TFC considering that the defending MLS champions have been off to a disappointing start in their season and continuing that trend.

One of the reasons for this so far losing season are the injuries.  Count 'em -- Moor, Altidore, Morgan, Morrow, Zavaleta, Aketxe, and Mavinga.  That's quite a list.  (Coach Vanney expects Zavaleta & Morrow back in the lineup soon).

Giovinco, Ricketts, and Vasquez were the TFC scorers.  For Giovinco, who leads the league in shots, it was just his third goal of the season.  What does Seba have to say after having had successful scoring seasons including MVP?  The lack of Altidore is a factor.

Speaking of Altidore, he's a ways away from returning.  Hopefully with the rest of the sidelined on the mend, TFC's fortunes will improve so that a positive  turnaround in their season can be had.

Game story:
https://www.thestar.com/sports/tfc/2018/06/02/toronto-fc-blows-three-goal-lead-in-road-draw-with-crew.html
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #498 on: June 05, 2018, 02:39:40 PM »
Well,  it's been awhile since that heartbreaking loss in the CONCACAF Champions League Cup Final that TFC has been discussed or written about

As it stands, Toronto FC are in second spot in the East but fifteen points back of first place Columbus Crew. TFC played this same Crew team to a 3-3 tie yesterday at BMO Field here in Toronto.  Even though Toronto took a 3-0 lead at one point, they couldn't hang on to victory as Columbus scored three back to tie the game up (the tying goal on a penalty kick).

2nd in the East??? What have you been smoking. TFC is 10th in the East and Atlanta, not Columbus, are in first. TFC is 18 points behind Atlanta but just 8 out of the playoffs.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/standings

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #499 on: June 05, 2018, 06:18:27 PM »
Well,  it's been awhile since that heartbreaking loss in the CONCACAF Champions League Cup Final that TFC has been discussed or written about

As it stands, Toronto FC are in second spot in the East but fifteen points back of first place Columbus Crew. TFC played this same Crew team to a 3-3 tie yesterday at BMO Field here in Toronto.  Even though Toronto took a 3-0 lead at one point, they couldn't hang on to victory as Columbus scored three back to tie the game up (the tying goal on a penalty kick).

2nd in the East??? What have you been smoking. TFC is 10th in the East and Atlanta, not Columbus, are in first. TFC is 18 points behind Atlanta but just 8 out of the playoffs.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/standings


I ain't smoking anything! :o .  (Never have, never will!).

In fact, that is exactly what I read -- TFC is still second.  Shouldn't have trusted the website, (not the one I posted), where that was stated, should have fact-checked the standings (which I had not). 

Believe it or not, some media outlets (via subscription only) have made some factual errors and were corrected by their readers.  Yes, it happens.

P.S.  Sorry if it usurped your world.   ::)
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #500 on: July 19, 2018, 08:22:33 AM »
It has been awhile since we last became preoccupied with the TFC.

Right now, as of last night, they won the First Leg of the Canadian Championship series with a 1-0 victory over the Ottawa Fury FC

Perhaps the game wasn't too exciting but the fire in the stands  at Ottawa's  TD Stadium grabbed attention:


The Toronro FC could see another trip to the CONCACAF Champions League as they had done previously, should they win this Canadian Championship.

Their season has definitely been a disappointment, that being an  understatement.  What with all of the injuries throughout the lineup -- Moor, Mavinga, Auro, Vasquez, and Hernandez -- and throw in Altidore earlier in the year.  Not an encouraging sign but regardless, the TFC struggle to inject respectability back into their season.

TFC play host to the Chicago Fire Saturday at BMO Field.
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #501 on: July 25, 2018, 04:46:41 PM »
Record-breaking transfer in MLS history as Canadian phenom Alphonso Davies to play for Bayern:



https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/whitecaps-agree-transfer-canadian-alphonso-davies-bayern-munich/

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #502 on: July 26, 2018, 03:37:34 AM »
Toronto FC wins 3-0 (4-0 aggregate) over the USL's Ottawa Fury in the Second Leg of their Canadian Championship Series matchup Wednesday evening here in Toronto.

The TFC will now face the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Final beginning with the First Leg in Vancouver on August 8th.

Should the TFC win the Final, they'll go on to the CONCACAF Champions League tournament next year.

Story:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/toronto-fc-cruises-past-ottawa-fury-returns-canadian-championship-final/
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #502 on: July 26, 2018, 03:37:34 AM »