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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #525 on: May 05, 2019, 07:03:41 AM »
TFC wins 2-0 over Orlando City SC.

Highlights:

Toronto (5-1-2) is fourth in the Eastern Conference and is tied with the first place Philadelphia Union (6-2-3) in GF (Goals For) with 21.

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #526 on: June 07, 2019, 11:21:45 AM »
Meet the newest member of the TFC...Centreback (defence) Omar Gonzalez:

https://www.wakingthered.com/2019/6/3/18650670/breaking-toronto-fc-sign-omar-gonzalez

We wont be seeing him in a TFC jersey until July.

Bienvenido, Omar!


What fans may not know is this:

The 2009 MLS SuperDraft is one that haunted Toronto FC for years. A team at that time in desperate need of a centre-back to build around decided to use the second overall pick on midfielder Sam Cronin. Gonzalez went with the very next pick to the Los Angeles Galaxy.  From the time Gonzalez stepped on an MLS pitch, you just knew he was the real deal. The towering central defender went on to win the 2009 Rookie of the Year, 2011 Defender of the Year, was named four times into the MLS Best XI, and helped his Galaxy team to three MLS Cup triumphs and two Supporters Shields.

At least, hes ours now.


https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2019/06/06/wheelers-insider-omars-coming-whats-next-and-fraser-features
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #527 on: June 22, 2019, 06:50:55 AM »
TFC sign homegrown talent:


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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #528 on: June 22, 2019, 07:08:05 AM »
The Toeonto FC play the FC Dallas in Texas tonight.  The TFC are currently 0/7 while FC Dallas is 1/8.

Toronto is seventh in the Eastern Conference standings with 19 points.

FC Dallas is fifth in the Western Conference standings with 22 points.

Story:
https://torontosun.com/sports/soccer/mls/toronto-fc/grasping-for-good-news-toronto-fc-coach-greg-vanney-is-thrilled-that-pozuelo-is-feeling-fresher-than-he-has-in-weeks
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #529 on: August 30, 2019, 12:15:08 AM »
Bradley says what many think (especially fans of TFC):

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Bradley slammed MLS for failing to work out scheduling conflicts with the FIFA in terms of international duty.

I said it before and Ill say it again, its the worst part about the league (MLS), the fact that teams play through FIFA dates, Bradley said following a TFC training session. Because as youre trying to give everything you have for your club team and the national team, theres too many moments where youre missing something and I think its got to be the next step for the league, or one of the next steps, in terms of respecting the FIFA dates, not playing through summer tournaments. And it always comes back to scheduling issues.

Story:
https://torontosun.com/sports/soccer/mls/having-to-choose-between-reds-and-red-white-and-blue-has-tfc-captain-michael-bradley-seeing-red

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #530 on: August 30, 2019, 12:25:29 AM »
It's about time for some TFC news...

The Toronto FC plays the New England Revolution at BMO Field here in T.O. on Saturday.

The TFC (10-10-7) are currently in eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.  The top seven teams make the post-season.
Only seven matches remaining as they find themselves just behind the Montreal Impact for that seventh spot.

GO TFC!

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #531 on: September 09, 2019, 06:58:34 AM »
In reference to the post below, the TFC tied the New England Revolution last Saturday 1-1.

Yesterday (Sunday), Toronto beat the hapless FC Cincinnati 5-1 in Cincinnati.

With the above, Toronto moves into a tie for sixth spot alongside the New York Red Bull in the Eastern Conference.

Next game is Wednesday Sept. 11 against the first place NYC FC at BMO Field.  Another crucial match as Toronto cant afford to lose many more games in a bid to keep their playoff hopes alive.  TFC is on a bit of a roll and the momentum needs to be upkept.

GO TFC!
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #532 on: September 16, 2019, 02:20:49 AM »
Good news for TFC fans!

Sunday, the TFC extended their winning streak to nine consecutive games, with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rapids at BMO Field.

That's the good news, but the better news and one every Toronto soccer aficionado that follows the TFC wants to hear, is that the TFC are now entrenched in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings -- good enough for a playoff run.

GO TFC!

Story:
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/mls/toronto-fc-colorado-rapids-mls-sept-15-1.5284654
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #533 on: September 22, 2019, 03:59:18 PM »
With  1-1 draw against the LA FC, Toronto continued their unbeaten streak (excluding the Canadian Championship games) and assured themselves a berth in the playoffs.

They remain in fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.  Good enough for a top four finish with two games remaining in the schedule.

More:
https://www.wakingthered.com/2019/9/22/20877910/toronto-fc-clinch-2019-mls-cup-playoff-spot
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #534 on: October 11, 2019, 12:09:50 AM »
Let the playoffs begin!

The Toronto FC will play DC United at BMO Field in T.O. on Saturday October 19th in Round 1 @6pm.

TFC finished fourth on the year, just five points back of third-place Philadelphia Union, with a 13-10-11 w/l/t record.

The first place teams in both Conferences receive a bye the NYC FC & the LA FC.

TFCs top forward Jozey Altidore may remain questionable due to a quad injury.
The TFC have no other injured players.

More:
https://www.wakingthered.com/2019/10/9/20906824/report-toronto-fc-coach-greg-vanney-optimistic-altidore-will-be-available-in-mls-cup-playoffs

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/10/10/audi-2019-mls-cup-playoffs-ultimate-playoff-guide

GO TFC!
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #535 on: October 16, 2019, 12:39:21 AM »
The Canadian Mens squad under coach John Herdman shutout the US Mens squad 2-0 Tuesday evening for the first time since 1985.

Led by scorers phenom Alphonso Davis and Lucas Cavallini, there was no stopping Canada as coach Herdman said that it would come down to who wanted it more.  Sure enough, Canada did and how!

Team Canada Mens is attempting to win at this CONCACAF Nations League event or at least to finish in the top six in a bid to qualify for the 2022 Workd Cup.

WAY TO GO, CANADA!



https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2019/10/15/concacaf-nations-league-canada-beats-us-first-time-since-1985/3992884002/
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #536 on: October 20, 2019, 01:49:15 AM »
Woo-hoo, T.O. soccer fans!

TFC defeat DC United by a score of 5-1 at BMO Field Saturday night in the First Round action of the MLS playoffs.

Next up, TFC goes onto the Eastern Conference Semi-Final against the New York City FC in New York next week (Wednesday Oct. 29).

With the score tied at 1-1, and in extra time, Toronto rained four straight goals to win it in front of 25,000+ boisterous fans at BMO. 

At least it feels good to celebrate.  Next comes the hard part as in how to defeat the leagues second-best team, the NYCFC.  Leave it up to TFC and Vanney to figure that one out.  We fans are confident They Will!.

Hey, who says you cant beat Wayne Rooney?


Story:
https://www.thestar.com/sports/tfc/2019/10/19/toronto-fc-ends-wayne-rooneys-mls-career-in-one-of-the-wildest-finishes-in-mls-playoff-history.html
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #537 on: October 24, 2019, 01:18:43 AM »
Big win for TFC!

Toronto defeated the NYC FC 2-1 thanks to Pozuelos two goals (the second one on a penalty) in their Eastern Conference Semi-Final, to advance to the Eastern Conference Final against either of Philadelphia or Atlanta.

Pozuelo seems to have a knack of scoring against the NYC FC and no doubt he would connect not once but twice in advancing his team in these MLS playoffs.
Give credit to coach Vanney in plotting strategy in finding a way to stymie the NYCs brilliant offence.  Consider that TFC won without one of their best forwards Jozey Altidore.  Theres always Alejandro.

GO TFC!

Highlights:



Story:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/pozuelo-makes-difference-toronto-fc-wild-playoff-affair/

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #538 on: October 24, 2019, 11:52:57 AM »
And a hard venue to play in, smallest pitch in MLS (strange they don't have standards to be adhered to). I think it gives the home team a huge advantage as they do learn the best way to manipulate the field.
Great win by the Reds
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #539 on: October 25, 2019, 03:33:03 AM »
TFC is slated to play the Atlanta United FC in the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday Oct. 30 @8pm EST.  The game will be played at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Itll be a matchup of champions the United are the 2018 Champions while the TFC are the 2017 Champions.

GO TFC!
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