Some things never change. Broccoli will always remain unappealing, society will never be fully satisfied with the weather, and major Toronto sports franchises will continue to break the hearts of millions, nationwide.
Toronto FC’s tactical flexibility has been questioned on several occasions this season. Ryan Nelsen’s reluctance to stray away from his preferred 4-4-2 is odd, but the return of Michael Bradley, and a congested fixture list forced his hand.
In the opening 45 minutes, you could question whether either side was seeking maximum points at Toyota Park. Toronto FC’s quick counterattacks were non-existent, and Frank Yallop’s Chicago Fire found it difficult to find their rhythm against Reds.
One of the main themes that dominated European football over the past 12 months was the success of reactive football. Teams dominated games through negating space in the final third, and attacking on the counter in some of the biggest matches this season.
Jermain Defoe’s week couldn’t get any worse. The Toronto FC striker was named a stand-by player in Roy Hodgson’s 30-man England provisional squad earlier this week, as his World Cup dreams are on the cusp of being shattered.
Toronto FC suffered their second defeat of the season against the Colorado Rapids in a dull encounter at BMO Field. Poor field conditions can be held accountable for the lacklustre showdown, but the match was also dire from a tactical perspective.
Toronto FC’s fairytale start to the Major League Soccer season reached its conclusion Saturday night. A trip to Rio Tinto Stadium –– a venue that TFC has failed to record a victory in –– was the ideal platform to test the Toronto club’s crede
You have the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Argonauts, the Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC. That's 5 professional sports teams in the Canadian city and not one a playoff team last season.
He scored the first ever goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the MLS but French striker Eric Hassli appears to have scored his last for the club. The latest in a series of moves for the Caps sees them send Hassli to rival Toronto FC.
A win is a win. It may not have stopped the bleeding in league play but Toronto FC was finally able to taste victory once again knocking off the Montreal Impact 2-0 in the Amway Canadian Championship (ACC) semifinal.
After five straight losses to begin the MLS season and the worst start in franchise history, the hope of turning its fortunes around and the goal of a playoff spot is looking faint for Toronto FC.
TFC striker Danny Koevermans is unable to get to a loose ball inside the Crew's six yard box. The Reds dominated play but could not get the equalizer before the final whistle
Torsten Frings joins his teammates to celebrate Koevermans' first goal of the match
TFC Head Coach Aron Winter (centre) reacts to a bad challenge on his defender Richard Eckersley who is tackled hard to the ground
TFC forward Reggie Lambe celebrates his second goal of the afternoon with his teammates Joao Plata (right) and Ashtone Morgan (left)
Former Red Jacob Peterson (left) is knocked down by TFC defender Andy Iro (centre)
Toronto FC forward Ryan Johnson hangs his head in frustration after a missed opportunity in a 1-0 loss to Chivas USA on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field
Toronto FC players and supporters celebrate as Jermain Defoe's goal lifts them past D.C. United in their home opener at BMO Field
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TFC striker Danny Koevermans watches as Saunders leaps to grab the ball in the air. The Galaxy keeper came down on with his cleats on Kovermans leg. That angered the TFC forward who then pushed Saunders and both had to be separated. It is also believed that the keeper had landed outside box with the ball in his hands and should have resulted in a TFC free kick
Galaxy's Landon Donovan celebrates his tying goal in the 88th minute with teammates Todd Dunivant and Beckham as TFC fans watch in disappointment
Henry keeps the ball away from Toronto FC forward Peri Marosevic
Fans celebrate at a Toronto FC game
FC forward Ryan Johnson (centre) finds an opening while being surrounded by Revolution players
Columbus Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum leaps up to grab a ball in the air on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field. The Crew capitalized on a Toronto FC mistake in the second half and hung on for a 1-0 win
TFC defender Richard Eckersley makes his lonely walk off the pitch after being ejected as fans at BMO Field look on
FC forward Ryan Johnson collect a pass while United's Andy Najar follows him closely. Johnson was very critical of the team's game plan after the game and said change was needed
Head Coach Aron Winter (left) and goalkeeper Milos Kocic (right) salute TFC fans after the game
Players from both teams watch Marosevic's shot go past sliding goalkeeper Odin Patino on the opening goal
TFC striker Danny Koevermans (left) jumps up and does a fist pump in celebration of his first of two goals in the match
Beckham has to deal with more streamers while striking a corner kick