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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 17, 2018

Michael Bradley on Toronto FC’s crazy start: ‘You find out a lot about yourself’

  Toronto FC is searching for a turning point. After back-to-back losses, the Reds’ slow start to the MLS season quickly transitioned from a minor, and partially expected, setback to the brink of a full-blown crisis. Toronto is 10 points behind the New England Revolution, the most recent team to beat them, for the last […] The post Michael Bradley on Toronto FC’s crazy start: ‘You find out a lot about yourself’ appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Pro Soccer USA May 13, 2018

Michael Bradley defends Sebastian Giovinco: ‘Referees should consider passion’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley lamented the final minutes of his side’s 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. Teammate Sebastian Giovinco, who entered the match as a second-half substitute, converted an 89th-minute penalty to give Toronto some hope of coming back to draw level. But that […] The post Michael Bradley defends Sebastian Giovinco: ‘Referees should consider passion’ 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 4, 2018
Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

How do you say “upvote” in Italian? We’re back, baby. Toronto FC beat the Philadelphia Union ____ on Friday night at BMO Field, in a pretty solid (for the most part) all-around performance to get their second MLS win of the season. Victor Vazquez, Sebastian Giovinco, and Jay Chapman all scored excellent goals for TFC in this one, and plenty of other players put in good shifts as well. Alex Bono dominated the air in his penalty area, and both Michael Bradley and Gregory van der Wiel continued to show excellent form out of position at centre-back. It would be hard to pick a player who...
Waking The Red May 3, 2018
Footy Talks Podcast: Pitch problems at BMO Field

Footy Talks Podcast: Pitch problems at BMO Field

Plus a number of other topics from across Canadian soccer Choppy. That’s the only word Michael Bradley would offer when asked, multiple times, about the field conditions at BMO Field during last weekend’s 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire. It’s hard to really blame anyone other than mother nature, but the field conditions certainly haven’t been ideal at the stadium this year. What effect that might have on Toronto FC’s current home stand is a central topic on this week’s Footy Talks Podcast. Show regular Oliver Platt of the TFC Report is back to talk to Mitchell Tierney about all...
Pro Soccer USA May 3, 2018

In search of road result, Philadelphia Union focused on quieting Michael Bradley

CHESTER, PA– Toronto FC has the deepest roster in Major League Soccer history in the mind of Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin, but there’s always one player who stands out when preparing for the Reds.  Midfielder Michael Bradley is one of the most important players to his team in MLS, and the Union recognize that […] The post In search of road result, Philadelphia Union focused on quieting Michael Bradley appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Pro Soccer USA Apr 29, 2018

Michael Bradley, Toronto FC baffled by VAR use in Chicago Fire tie

  Here are three things we learned from Toronto FC’s 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire at BMO Field on Saturday. 1. VAR confusion After a game in which referee Alan Kelly put his hand to his ear to consult the video assistant referee on at least four occasions, views on the system varied in […] The post Michael Bradley, Toronto FC baffled by VAR use in Chicago Fire tie appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Pro Soccer USA Apr 27, 2018

Michael Bradley praised as ‘the perfect player’ by Toronto defender Gregory van der Wiel

Gregory van der Wiel was signed to help Michael Bradley. Toronto FC needed a right back of some kind during the offseason, but the club took a particular liking to Van der Wiel because of his years of experience at the top level of European soccer. This veteran of a World Cup final, Reds management […] The post Michael Bradley praised as ‘the perfect player’ by Toronto defender Gregory van der Wiel appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
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 24, 2018
‘Like nothing I’ve ever seen’: Michael Bradley praises Toronto first responders

‘Like nothing I’ve ever seen’: Michael Bradley praises Toronto first responders

Greg Vanney and Bradley both made strong statements about yesterday’s horrific attack. The city of Toronto has been reeling ever since the sickening attack on pedestrians at Yonge and Finch, which left 10 people dead and 15 more injured. It’s at times like these when we turn to sport — it’s our escape; it brings us together when the days are darkest. Games can seem silly when the world is so troubling, but often they’re what we need. Last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs gave the city a boost it needed. Tomorrow night, Toronto FC are hoping to represent their city abroad, and give...

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