Archive for April, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010 Comments Off
The field are set, and the USIL Final Four goes Saturday, May 1.
Matches are as follows:
2:45pm – Semi One: Winter Blazers vs. BBB FK
3:45pm – Semi Two: Arse & All vs. MadFerIt
5:45pm – Final
Good luck to all four participating teams.
Thursday, April 29, 2010 2,676 Comments
Well that was fun, wasn’t it?
If there is such a thing as a temporary cure for any ill that TFC (both club and supporters) is feeling, a match versus the Montreal Impact is certainly it.
The rivalry between fans is hot, the games are chippy, and TFC is undefeated against the Impact. Wednesday’s game followed suit, with a dogfight of a match that resulted in numerous cards, a lot of bad blood, and two goals for the good guys.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 15 Comments
The 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship kicks off tomorrow evening at BMO Field, and the biggest question on the minds of TFC fans is, “who plays?”
No one knows the importance that Preki places on this event, and no one will until shortly before kickoff.
Toronto supporters, of course, relish this tournament. The Voyageurs Cup competition has resonated with this fan base, much more so than the average, run-of-the-mill MLS match.
Perhaps the fact that a real rivalry with Montreal (the city) existed long before either TFC or the Impact ever kicked a ball in anger helps fuel the passion, a rivalry that doesn’t really exist with opposing MLS cities. That the civic rivalry translated onto the field of play, backed by rather large fan bases that genuinely dislike one another, really comes as no surprise.
Monday, April 26, 2010 20 Comments
Who was that team in white during the second half, and can we see them play every week?
After a scrappy first half against the visiting Seattle Sounders that saw neither team gain any real edge in play, Toronto FC came out in the seconfd half a team possessed.
Purposeful passing, smart running off the ball, and – most importantly – a cohesiveness that has not been seen thus far in the 2010 season. All of these things were on display from the hometown side for a stretch, led by the sublime skill of the team’s highest-paid player Julian de Guzman.
Friday, April 23, 2010 180 Comments
Say what you will about the Seattle Sounders, they sure do have a penchant for late-game dramatics.
After edging past the visiting Kansas City Wizards at Qwest Field last week, the Sounders tooka second half lead at Dallas yesterday, only to see it disappear on the back of a controversial penalty kick call in favour of the Texas side in injury time.
Seattle looked well on its way to securing three road points, before an FC Dallas player was allegedly tripped up in the Sounders’ box, resulting in former TFC striker Jeff Cunningham’s second PK goal of the night.
Monday, April 19, 2010 27 Comments
The Score’s Kristian Jack sat down with former TFC striker Ali Gerba, discussing Gerba’s time with the club, his controversial release, Director of Soccer Mo Johnston, new head coach Preki, and the general feeling of Toronto FC’s much talked about locker room.
Watch the interview, and draw your own conclusions.
Monday, April 19, 2010 21 Comments
It’s really hard to reflect on a game that you expected the team to lose.
Two days’ rest, altitude, TFC’s ridiculous road record… they all contributed to an expectation that Toronto should lose Sunday’s game in Colorado quite handily. After a cursory glance at the scoreboard, one would think that is was an open and shut case. The Reds lost 3-1 to the Rapids. Clear as day, right?
Except, as with everything TFC, it’s not quite that simple.
Friday, April 16, 2010 Comments Off
All USIL games that were postponed on March 27 are scheduled to be played on April 17.
The games in question are as follows:
2:50pm – DPRK vs MadFerIt FC
3:50pm – nWo vs Bad Boys dans le Bordello FK
4:50pm – Guytown FC vs Arse&All FC
5:50pm – Winter Blazers vs Panda-Monium FC
Games will take place at the regular location.
Friday, April 16, 2010 7,286 Comments
An ugly win is still a win.
Much like Saturday’s loss at New England, Toronto FC’s home opener against the expansion Philadelphia Union was a tale of two halves. This time around though, The Reds – like the South Stand song proclaims – did indeed come through in the end.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 191 Comments
Well not really, but it will be Thursday, which just so happens to be the day of TFC’s fourth home opener against expansion Philadelphia Union.
BMO Field faithful will be heading to a vastly different stadium than they’ve become used to. The new $3.5 million natural grass surface is installed and cheerfully green, replacing the worn out artificial turf that was the bane o fmany a Toronto player’s existence. A new 1200- seat north stand now sits menacingly atop the old beer garden, forcing oppoing goalkeepers to take verbal abuse for the full 90 minutes.