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Pro Soccer USA 13 hours ago

Pictures: Toronto FC falls to Chivas in penalties

Toronto’s task was far from easy. To go down to Guadalajara and defeat the home team at least 2-1 was near impossible, some said. But Toronto did it, before falling 4-3 in penalties Wednesday and watching Chivas lift the Concacaf Champions League trophy as the Mexican side earned a bid to the FIFA Club World Cup. […] The post Pictures: Toronto FC falls to Chivas in penalties appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Pro Soccer USA 13 hours ago

Toronto FC falls on penalties to Chivas in Champions League heartbreaker

For all the strengths of the team widely regarded as MLS’ greatest ever, Toronto FC still possesses one glaring weakness: penalty kicks. Michael Bradley and Jonathan Osorio missed from the spot and the Reds fell 4-2 to Chivas Guadalajara in a shootout for the Concacaf Champions League title on Wednesday following a 3-3 aggregate draw. […] The post Toronto FC falls on penalties to Chivas in Champions League heartbreaker appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red 13 hours ago
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 15 hours ago
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...
Waking The Red 22 hours ago
Chivas vs. Toronto FC (CCL Final - Leg 2): Preview & game thread

Chivas vs. Toronto FC (CCL Final - Leg 2): Preview & game thread

For Toronto. This is it, guys. This is the night Toronto FC have been waiting for since they won MLS Cup — in fact, since they won the Canadian Championship. Tonight, TFC have a chance (a slim one, perhaps, but a chance nonetheless) to make history by winning the CONCACAF Champions League. Down 2-1 on aggregate, heading into the Estadio Akron to play C.D. Guadalajara — Chivas, if you prefer — the Reds find themselves once again the underdogs, a place they’ve sat happily all tournament long. In this run, Toronto FC have relished adversity. They’ve battled injuries, they’ve...

Union sporting director Earnie Stewart backs manager Jim Curtin after bad loss at FC Dallas

Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart gave manager Jim Curtin another vote of confidence on Tuesday,and while heacknowledged that Saturday’s 2-0 loss at FC Dallas looked pretty bad,Stewart’s endorsement seemed to be sincere. “My job is to look at it in a broader perspective, and take out single games,” he said. “What we’re asking of […] The post Union sporting director Earnie Stewart backs manager Jim Curtin after bad loss at FC Dallas appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Scouting the enemy: Q&A with FMF State of Mind about Chivas

Scouting the enemy: Q&A with FMF State of Mind about Chivas

Waking the Red discussed the first leg and also previewed the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final between Chivas and Toronto FC with Rafael Diaz from FMF State of Mind. The biggest game in Toronto FC’s history is nearing. The MLS Cup champions are trailing 2-1 to Chivas Guadalajara after the first leg at BMO Field and they will need to defy the odds in becoming the first MLS side to win on Mexican soil if they are to conquer the continent and clinch a FIFA Club World Cup berth. Waking the Red made sure to bring you the point of view from the Mexican side, by speaking with...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 25, 2018
OVER THE HUMP - Piatti Brilliance Not Enough for 10-man Impact ...

OVER THE HUMP - Piatti Brilliance Not Enough for 10-man Impact ...

Goals galore, but another defeat ... Dear Oh Dear! Pick the bare bones out of that one. Boring it was not! Talking points aplenty last Saturday in Stade Saputo’s first hosting of 2018. Was it a penalty, was it not? Should he have seen red, or was it merely yellow? Do we applaud Ciman, or do we sulk in disgust, for he never, ever, hit one like that for Montreal? Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports An ultimately successful return for Laurent Ciman (seen here with Carlos Vela), who capped his day with a very fine goal. All in all an amazing 90 minutes, no matter...
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
TFC injuries: Morrow, Mavinga ruled out of CCL final, Vazquez questionable

TFC injuries: Morrow, Mavinga ruled out of CCL final, Vazquez questionable

The defenders have been absent from training in Guadalajara. Bad news this morning, Toronto FC fans. It looks like, despite making brief appearances in Leg 1 of the CONCACAF Champions League final against Chivas last week, neither Justin Morrow nor Chris Mavinga will be available for tonight’s second leg. Both players have been absent from training down in Guadalajara, and they flew down to Mexico separate from the rest of the team, joining them on Tuesday. So, TFC will be without two key starters from the 2017 MLS Cup final, without both of whom they managed to beat Club América just...
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Toronto FC II at Richmond Kickers: USL match preview, stream, & game thread

Toronto FC II at Richmond Kickers: USL match preview, stream, & game thread

Hear from Laurent Guyot, Aidan Daniels, and Noble Okello about the draw against North Carolina and the upcoming match in Richmond Toronto FC II will be looking to build on their best outing of the season come Wednesday night when they travel to Virginia to face the Richmond Kickers at City Stadium – kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Having lost the first three matches on the road, TFC II finally played their home opener last Wednesday, at the third time of asking, drawing 0-0 against North Carolina FC at BMO Field. Had a bounce or two gone their way, or Aidan Daniels not gotten in the way of his...
Pro Soccer USA Apr 25, 2018

Toronto FC keeping plans under wraps ahead of Concacaf Champions League finale

Toronto FC will take every edge it can get. The Reds enter Wednesday’s final leg of the Concacaf Champions League down 2-1 to Chivas Guadalajara and needing to do the only thing they have yet to accomplish in this year’s competition: beat a Mexican club away from home. With Chivas having shut out both the Seattle […] The post Toronto FC keeping plans under wraps ahead of Concacaf Champions League finale appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Chivas players protesting club ownership ahead of CCL final

Chivas players protesting club ownership ahead of CCL final

Apparently the club’s directors have been a little too stingy with paying bonuses. In a story first reported by ESPN, it looks like the Chivas Guadalajara players have been protesting their own club’s directors this week during their preparations for tonight’s CONCACAF Champions League finale against Toronto FC. The players are reportedly unhappy with treatment from higher-ups at the club; apparently, they were promised $165,000 each in prize money after winning the Liga MX Clausura title and the Copa MX in 2017. They’re also complaining about substandard travel and nutrition...
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Toronto FC Prediction League 2018: Round 13 (@ Chivas)

Toronto FC Prediction League 2018: Round 13 (@ Chivas)

Do you believe in miracles? Today, you lot will have to really show me how much you believe in this club. Toronto FC go into Leg 2 of the CONCACAF Champions League final down 2-1 on aggregate, needing a win and at least two away goals to take the competition and qualify for the Club World Cup. The weekend’s game against the Houston Dynamo was a rough one for TFC, but actually not too bad for Prediction Leaguers. Nobody picked the Dynamo to score five, of course, but a lot of you picked a 2-1 or 3-1 win for the home side, which would’ve bagged you three points. Shout-out to the...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 24, 2018
#SantellaScoutingReport: The Bats Effect

#SantellaScoutingReport: The Bats Effect

Seven games in, Joël Bats has had a very positive effect on one player. When Rémi Garde introduced Joël Bats he seemed very excited of what he could bring to the team. Sevem games into the season we are seeing just what Bats has been able to do with the keepers of a team. A big element of a successful team is the keeper, he needs to be able to make the big saves to keep his team in the game and maybe even steal a few games. Evan Bush was said to be the starting goalkeeper very early on. Evan Bush was the hero in 2015 and since then his play has somewhat been on decline. This being said,...
Waking The Red Apr 24, 2018
CCL Final: Chivas vs. Toronto FC (Leg 2) — All our coverage

CCL Final: Chivas vs. Toronto FC (Leg 2) — All our coverage

Stay tuned to this space for every single update we have from Wednesday night’s big game. Toronto FC will be at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara on Wednesday night to play Chivas, as they attempt to come back from a 2-1 aggregate deficit in the CONCACAF Champions League final. Gametime is 9:30 p.m. EST, possibly just as the Leafs and Raptors games are ending. This stream is where you can find every single word Waking the Red publishes about the match, before, during, and after. Come on you Reds!

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