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.
Toronto FC starting lineup (l-r) - Back row: Nick Soolsma, Danny Koevermans, Andy Iro, Ty Harden, Milos Kocic and Ryan Johnson. Front Row: Peri Marosevic, Richard Eckersley, Julian de Guzman, Matt Stinson and Ashtone Morgan.
Johnson makes one of his many runs in Saturday's game and is closely
watched by Chivas defender James Riley
Henry finishes off his fancy footwork to fire a left-footed strike to tie the game late in the second half
Toronto FC striker Ryan Johnson (middle) and Chicago Fire Jalil Anibaba chase down a ball in the air in a match at BMO Field Saturday afternoon. Chicago prevailed with a 3-2 win prolonging TFC's woes to start the MLS season with a sixth straight loss
Courtesy of Amil Delic/soccerly
TFC's Head Coach and Technical Director Aron Winter wears a look of frustration and fatigue while answering questions from media in the post-game press conference
Santos striker Herculez Gomez goal fires his first half goal while eluding a tackle from Julian de Guzman
Head Coach Aron Winter (left) and goalkeeper Milos Kocic (right) salute TFC fans after the game
TFC keeper Milos Kocic makes a big save on Darwin Quintero in the 12th minute after a defender mishit the ball. Quintero was given a red card at the final whistle for head butting Ashtone Morgan and will be suspended for the second leg
FC forward Ryan Johnson (centre) finds an opening while being surrounded by Revolution players
Both teams emptied its benches after a final whistle and a melee resulted in front of the TFC goal. Quintero, who was ejected at the whistle, was angered while TFC came to the defence of Morgan
Santos Laguna forward Christian Suarez attempts to move the ball in between Toronto FC defender Richard Eckersley and midfielder Nick Soolsma. Both teams played to a draw in front of 18,950 fans at BMO Field in Toronto
Tauro FC's Victor Mendieta comes close to scoring off a header in the first half and rattles the ball off the near post
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
Ryan Johnson jumps over top of former Red Dan Gargan and heads the ball towards goal. It was as close as TFC got to tying the game as the ball bounced off the base of the near post
TFC midfielder Torsten Frings sprints ahead of the Quakes defence to chase down a loose ball and take a shot on goal
Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko and head coach Greg Vanney announce the club has signed Italian midfielder Sebastian Giovinco.