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Waking The Red May 18, 2018
Toronto FC vs. Orlando City: Preview & game thread

Toronto FC vs. Orlando City: Preview & game thread

Can the Reds get it done without Seba? Tonight, Toronto FC will look to pull back some sort of ground in the standings against Orlando City, who may well be jockeying with TFC for positioning come the fall. The 10th-placed Reds have now lost two on the trot, suffering blows at the hands of the Seattle Sounders and New England Revolution. Unfortunately, TFC may be a little stunted in attack tonight. Jozy Altidore remains out of the lineup with injury, and Sebastian Giovinco will be serving his one-match suspension for the red card he took at the end of Saturday’s game. The latter is...
Waking The Red May 18, 2018
Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against Orlando City

Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against Orlando City

TFC without Giovinco as Orlando come to town Orlando City SC come to Toronto on Friday evening for a game with a Giovinco-less Toronto FC. Giovinco, who picked up a silly red card in the dying moments of the match away to New England last Saturday, will be serving his one match suspension. Without an injured Jozy Altidore as well, Greg Vanney will have to be creative when selecting the attacking portion of his lineup in this one. I think Vanney will go with a 4-2-3-1 formation in this one, as Chris Mavinga is back from injury, allowing Michael Bradley to finally return to the...
Pro Soccer USA May 16, 2018

Orlando City not underestimating shorthanded Toronto FC

There’s a list of reasons for Orlando City to doubt Toronto FC. The Reds are in second-to-last place in the Eastern Conference table with just seven points through nine matches. Top striker Jozy Altidore is out after foot surgery. Sebastian Giovinco, the club’s most expensive player, will miss Friday’s meeting between the two clubs after […] The post Orlando City not underestimating shorthanded Toronto FC appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Pro Soccer USA May 11, 2018

Toronto FC rewards Victor Vázquez by more than doubling salary

Victor Vázquez proved he has the talent of a designated player when he made Major League Soccer’s Best XI in his debut season in North America. The problem was Toronto FC already had three DPs who weren’t going anywhere any time soon in Sebastian Giovinco, Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore. So Reds general manager Tim Bezbatchenko […] The post Toronto FC rewards Victor Vázquez by more than doubling salary appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red May 10, 2018
Toronto FC salaries released: Winter signings expensive

Toronto FC salaries released: Winter signings expensive

The MLS Players’ Union released its salaries today, and we learned what Toronto FC’s players are making. The MLS Players’ Union has released its biannual list of player salaries, and we learned a whole lot about Toronto FC’s roster makeup. Of the major winter signings, Ager Aketxe is making the most at $1.295 million, followed by Gregory van der Wiel at $835,000, and Auro at a relative bargain for $200,004. A lot of TFC players received raises from last season. Victor Vazquez’s salary more than doubled, from $700,000 to $1.5 million. Jozy Altidore is up from $4.875 million to a...
Waking The Red May 9, 2018
Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against the Seattle Sounders

Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against the Seattle Sounders

Who will Greg Vanney select in the rematch of last year’s MLS Cup Final? On Wednesday night, Toronto FC host the Seattle Sounders at BMO Field in what is the first match between the two since the 2017 MLS Cup Final. In what promises to be a passionate affair, as Seattle will be hoping to get revenge for the final, TFC will be missing some of the important players from the final through injury. Justin Morrow, Chris Mavinga and Jozy Altidore are all dealing with injuries, and will be unavailable for this one. Greg Vanney could have a dilemma while picking his side for this match, but I...
Waking The Red May 8, 2018
Injury update: Jozy Altidore out 4-6 weeks after surgery

Injury update: Jozy Altidore out 4-6 weeks after surgery

The striker had bone fragments removed from his foot. It looks like Toronto FC may be using this lone striker formation for a while. The club announced today that Jozy Altidore will miss approximately 4-6 more weeks after undergoing surgery earlier today in which bone fragments were removed from his foot. The striker hasn’t played for TFC since the CONCACAF Champions League final against Chivas Guadalajara. Prior to that, he’d played 11 total games for the Reds in 2018, scoring five times. TFC announced that Altidore underwent the procedure in New York, and that it was successful....
Sounder At Heart May 4, 2018
MLS Week 10: Open thread

MLS Week 10: Open thread

Check out our Three Big Storylines, national TV and streaming listings and from a Sounders point of view Three Big Storylines: The MLS weekend action opens up on Friday night where a beleaguered Toronto FC squad who has only four points from six played host the Philadelphia Union (5:00 p.m., MLS+). Notable injuries for Toronto are Jozy Altidore and Drew Moor being out with Eriq Zavaleta questionable. The long Concacaf Champions League run by TFC took a toll. With both Moor and Zavaleta out, Michael Bradley has had to move back to cover at center back. The Union are coming in off a 3-2 home...
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Rate the Reds: Chivas 1-2 Toronto FC (4-2 pen.)

Rate the Reds: Chivas 1-2 Toronto FC (4-2 pen.)

Heartbreak. Anybody else hate penalties? A wonderful game of football, and a horrific ending. Toronto FC finally won a game in Mexico tonight, but they lost the ensuing penalty shootout 4-2 after Jonathan Osorio and Michael Bradley missed their spot kicks. This sport is cruel. It was a pretty impressive, gutsy performance for the most part from TFC, who battled back after giving up the first goal to level the tie on aggregate. Regardless of an anticlimactic result, that’s a night for them to be proud of. Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore scored great goals, and TFC were probably...
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Game thread: Chivas 1-1 Toronto FC (CCL Final, Leg 2 — Live)

Game thread: Chivas 1-1 Toronto FC (CCL Final, Leg 2 — Live)

For Toronto. 25’ Chivas 1-1 Toronto FC — JOZY! Victor Vazquez sends in the corner, Auro receives it, Nico Hasler puts in an incredible shift of holdup play to keep the ball and send it across goal, and Altidore smashes it into an open goal. TFC are here to play; they need at least one more goal. Hasler to Altidore. We back in this thing! pic.twitter.com/s6Ddxu6hxA— Waking the Red (@WakingtheRed) April 26, 2018 19’ Chivas 1-0 Toronto FC — Well, damn. After TFC fail to capitalize on a few chances, Pineda scores to make it 1-0 for the home side. This is an enormous hill to...

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