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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #390 on: October 26, 2015, 06:50:39 AM »
Yesterday was dubbed "Decision Day" by MLS, as many clubs were vying for final playoff spots, berths, etc.  For the Toronto FC,  it may as well have been dubbed 'Drogba Day', as the  Montreal Impact forward single-handedly defeated the TFC at Stade Saputo in Montreal.

Drogba's two goals led the Impact to a 2-I victory over the TFC, thus securing them third place in the  Eastern Conference, while the TFC slumped to sixth.  If the Toronto FC had won, it would have the exact opposite giving them the third spot rather than sixth.  Oh well, goodbye to home field advantage and hello playoffs.

Maybe some may blame TFC defender Ahmed Kantari who was atrocious in allowing Drogba a free reign, or maybe it was just plain bad luck.  Whatever.  The first round of the playoffs begins this upcoming Thursday (Oct. 28) as the TFC play the Impact in Montreal.

Good luck to the Toronto FC.

GO TFC GO!!


http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/tfc-toronto-fc-montreal-impact-playoffs-mls-major-league-soccer-drogba-altidore-kantari/
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #391 on: October 26, 2015, 10:52:28 AM »
Giovinco wins Golden Boot as league's too scorer.  VIVA Sebastian!

For the first time in Toronto FC's history, Sebastian Giovinco, otherwise known as "The Atomic Ant", was named the 2015 winner of MLS' top scoring award -- the Golden Boot.

In the process, Giovinco broke an MLS record in posting 22 goals along with 16 assists.  (The Columbus Crew's Kamara was runner-up to Giovinco in the goals departm nt but the Italian forward had the greater number of assists).
Giovinco became the first player in league history to have scored and recorded at least 20 goals & 10 assists, plus he owned the record for most shots taken at 181.

Fantastic accomplishments and a huge reason for the TFC's success this season.

Way to go, #10!!

Story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/toronto-fcs-giovinco-wins-2015-golden-boot/

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #392 on: March 19, 2016, 07:22:30 PM »
MLS is back and so are the Toronto FC.  All signs point to something positive as the TFC won it's season-opening game on the road against the New York Red Bull, including another road game coming off against the New York FC.

So far, a good start to the season.  Sunday's upcoming matchup -- season home opener at BMO Field -- will be against Sporting Kansas City and will feature the début of TFC forward Jozy Altidore, who missed the team's first two season-opening road games due to international commitments.

GO TFC GO!


Source:  Sportsnet
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #393 on: March 20, 2016, 12:10:57 PM »
Altidore missed the 1st two games with a hamstring injury, not because of national team commitments.

The home opener is on May 7th, not today.

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #394 on: March 20, 2016, 12:32:10 PM »
The home opener is on May 7th, not today.

But it's such nice soccer weather today!
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #395 on: March 21, 2016, 07:41:41 PM »
Man we were ripped so bad by the ref in Kansas, I felt the Frazer dagger all over again.  What does it take to watch a replay (or do they have a replay in the MLS, if not they should).
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #396 on: April 20, 2016, 04:57:38 AM »
The Toronto FC defeated DC United last Saturday 1-0, in which TFC striker Sebastdan Giovinco scored the fastest goal in TFC history (and whose marker earned his team the victory).

The TFC, with their season-starting eight road games, sport six points, and are scoring on average one goal a game.  Nothing fancy, just some solid defence and occasional scoring.

TFC's next game is against the surging Impact in Montreal this Saturday.

For more in-depth analysis of the TFC so far this season, click here:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/tfc-toronto-fc-mls-major-league-soccer-sebastian-giovinco-dc-united-greg-vanney/
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #397 on: May 03, 2016, 09:34:08 AM »
Nice to see a small team win the Premier League. Leicester, who were bottom 18 months ago, won the title with odds at over 5000 to 1.
Here are some things the bookmakers thought more likely:
Prime Minister Simon Cowell - 500/1
Piers Morgan as Arsenal manager - 2,500/1
Sir Alex Ferguson to win Strictly Come Dancing - 1,000/1
The Queen for Christmas number one - 1,000/1
Loch Ness monster to be discovered - 500/1
Triplets for Kate and William - 1,000/1
Kim Kardashian for US president - 2,000/1
Is Elvis alive? - 2,000/1

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #398 on: May 08, 2016, 05:21:35 PM »
The TFC defeat the Dallas FC 1-0 Saturday, before a capacity crowd of 30,000 at the newly renovated BMO Field.

Goal scored by Japanese draft pick Tsubasa Endoh.

The surging TFC are second in the Eastern Conference, just behind the leading Montreal Impact.

More:
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/05/07/toronto-fc-knocks-off-dallas-in-debut-at-new-bmo-field

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #399 on: May 09, 2016, 06:32:48 AM »
Nice to see a small team win the Premier League. Leicester, who were bottom 18 months ago, won the title with odds at over 5000 to 1.
Here are some things the bookmakers thought more likely:
Prime Minister Simon Cowell - 500/1
Piers Morgan as Arsenal manager - 2,500/1
Sir Alex Ferguson to win Strictly Come Dancing - 1,000/1
The Queen for Christmas number one - 1,000/1
Loch Ness monster to be discovered - 500/1
Triplets for Kate and William - 1,000/1
Kim Kardashian for US president - 2,000/1
Is Elvis alive? - 2,000/1

Truly amazing season and I've seen nothing like it in my 36 years on the planet. Just cannot believe it has happened given their budget and squad compared to the other bigger teams with far greater resources. They are going to win the league by a minimum of 7 points and potentially as much as 13 so it's not even close. It's been massively deserved.

I have a number of friends who are Spurs fans and they're all pretty gutted that they've missed out in subpar seasons for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. This season was probably their best shot at the title for the forseeable future - I can't see the aforementioned teams being as poor as they were all at once again plus with Manchester United and Liverpool starting to get their mojo back.

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #400 on: May 09, 2016, 07:41:30 AM »
Yeah it is a tremendous story.. As an Everton fan I was more than happy to see someone other than the big 4 or 5 win it.. Kudos to them. May never see the likes again

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #401 on: May 09, 2016, 07:54:57 AM »
Yeah it is a tremendous story.. As an Everton fan I was more than happy to see someone other than the big 4 or 5 win it.. Kudos to them. May never see the likes again

Yep, agreed that it's not a likely thing to happen again. I support Leyton Orient (4th tier) so it will never happen to us that's for sure!

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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #402 on: May 09, 2016, 05:20:02 PM »
And good for TFC for winning its first home game, looks like we may finally have something here in T.O.
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #403 on: June 16, 2016, 04:05:48 AM »
In case no one has noticed (not in Italy anyway), Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco left off Italian national team for Euro 2016, causing a ruckus among TFC fans.   ItalIan team manager Antonio Conte's comment was aimed at the quality of play in the MLS:

“It’s clear that if you make such choices in football then at the end you might pay the consequences,” Conte stated.

(Note: article dated before start of Euro 2016):
http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/sebastian-giovinco-tfc-toronto-fc-mls-major-league-soccer-euro-italy-antonio-conte/
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Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« Reply #404 on: June 19, 2016, 04:33:47 PM »
The Toronto FC snapped both a four-game winless streak and a non-scoring streak in defeating the L.A. Galaxy 1-0, before 30000+ spectators at BMO Field.

The TFC has been missing some key players to either international commitments or injury.

Full story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/toronto-fc-edges-galaxy-snap-goalless-winless-skids/

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