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Waking The Red 11 hours ago
Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley voices displeasure over Supporters’ Shield decision

Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley voices displeasure over Supporters’ Shield decision

Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) reacts during the second half against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BMO Field. | (Turchiaro/USA TODAY) Like Greg Vanney, Michael Bradley voices his strong stance on The Supporters’ Shield Foundation’s decision not to award a trophy to the 2020 winner. TORONTO, Canada—Following Sunday evening’s 1-0 win over Atlanta United, Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley was asked for his thoughts on The Supporters’ Shield Foundation’s decision not to award a Shield to this year’s winners, and like head coach Greg Vanney, the TFC captain’s...
Waking The Red 13 hours ago
Recap and Highlights: Piatti last gasp header seals TFC victory over Atlanta United

Recap and Highlights: Piatti last gasp header seals TFC victory over Atlanta United

Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports After an anemic showing by the Reds, a beautiful last minute goal helped them steal yet another game. Despite the listless performance by Toronto FC, a stellar header by Pablo Piatti at the death of the game secured another victory for the best team in the league. With news of the ISC’s abolition of the Supporter’s Shield this year, a dubious shadow was cast over all of the competing teams on Sunday night, not least of which being Toronto FC, who are the current point leaders in the league. The current hardware drama notwithstanding, the Reds — for...
Waking The Red 17 hours ago
LIVE: Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United—Match thread, preview & how to watch

LIVE: Toronto FC vs. Atlanta United—Match thread, preview & how to watch

Toronto FC midfielder Nick DeLeon (18) celebrates after a goal against Atlanta United in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. | (Davis-USA TODAY Sports) TFC are back ‘home’ looking to extend their unbeaten run to nine vs. Atlanta! Questions? Comments? Follow along and chime in with Michael Singh tonight on our live match thread. Live Match Thread 6:45 p.m. EST—A lot to take away from that Toronto FC Starting XI, but even without the names on the injury report, how good does that bench look? That’s some scary-good depth. I think today might finally be the day we see the debut...
Waking The Red Oct 18, 2020
2020 Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 19 (vs. Atlanta United)

2020 Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 19 (vs. Atlanta United)

Toronto FC Goalkeeper Quentin Westberg (16) controls the ball | Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Get your predictions for today’s final scoreline in before kickoff! Set Twitter to banter. We’re facing off against the former “greatest soccer team in the history of the world”. Here’s the Read-Only Link. And the Hero Graphic: Graphics : Jeffrey P. Nesker We’ve turned a corner on the PL. No Top Ten scores under 40! Congrats to Micheal Singh (?) and Edward Harrison on perfect scores this week. Here’s a refresher on the rules: 2 points for...
Waking The Red Oct 18, 2020
Match Preview: Toronto FC host Atlanta United down in Hartford

Match Preview: Toronto FC host Atlanta United down in Hartford

Toronto’s Nick DeLeon (18) shoots and scores the game-winning goal during the MLS playoff match between Toronto FC and Atlanta United FC on October 30th, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. | Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via TFC take on ATL looking to go nine straight without defeat. TORONTO, Canada— Toronto FC host Atlanta United at their temporary Connecticut home in a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference final. The Reds look to make it nine in a row with at least a point against The Five Stripes on Sunday evening. Sunday night footy on...
Waking The Red Oct 17, 2020
‘We have a good team’: Without key veterans, Toronto FC are still finding ways to win

‘We have a good team’: Without key veterans, Toronto FC are still finding ways to win

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ At some point in the next couple of years, Toronto FC are going to have to transition away from some key veterans. This year has proven that they will be ready when that time eventually comes. It has been feeling a little bit like 2017 for Toronto FC of late. Having gone unbeaten in their last eight games, Toronto FC sit alone atop the MLS standings with just six games remaining in the 2020 season. They have booked themselves a spot in the Voyageurs Cup final and have to be considered a favourite to return to the MLS Cup final. The squad that has put them in...
Waking The Red Oct 17, 2020
Supporters’ Shield Foundation says no Shield to be awarded at the end of the 2020 MLS season

Supporters’ Shield Foundation says no Shield to be awarded at the end of the 2020 MLS season

Oct 15, 2017: Toronto FC fans celebrate a win over Montreal Impact with the Supporters Shield at BMO Field. Toronto defeated Montreal 1-0.  | John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Wait, what? TORONTO, Canada—The Supporters’ Shield Foundation, ‘created to fund, promote, and protect the Supporters’ Shield’ according to their official website, says that there will not be a a Supporters’ Shield awarded to the team who accumulates the most points at the end of the 2020 season. As it stands, that team is currently Toronto FC. The Foundation, responsible for overseeing the Shield’s...
Waking The Red Oct 16, 2020
Canadian-born Chelsea FC defender Fikayo Tomori’s reflects on tough decision to represent England

Canadian-born Chelsea FC defender Fikayo Tomori’s reflects on tough decision to represent England

Photo by ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP via The highly-rated 22 year old centre-back speaks about his decision to represent England as we imagine what could have been... TORONTO, Canada—What could have been. Speaking with Chelsea Mike’d Up this week, the official podcast of English Premier League side Chelsea FC, Calgary-born defender Fikayo Tomori opened up about his choice to represent ‘The Three Lions’ internationally as opposed to the Canadian men’s national team. “When it came to making a decision to switch when I was younger, it wasn’t something I took lightly, and it was...
Waking The Red Oct 15, 2020
One year onward: Revisiting one of Canada’s most famous nights

One year onward: Revisiting one of Canada’s most famous nights

Canadian players celebrate a goal during the Nations League qualifier game between Canada and USA at BMO Field in Toronto. | (Marchini/) On the anniversary of the famous 2-0 victory over the US, WTR reflects on a magical night at BMO TORONTO, Canada— It’s a date which Canadian soccer supporters won’t soon forget. October 15th, 2019. Canada two. USA nil. One year onward and the energy in the BMO Field stands feels as euphoric as ever watching back the highlights. While the air was filled with plenty of excitement and energy before kickoff, albeit mostly nervous energy, the...
Waking The Red Oct 14, 2020
5 things noticed in Toronto FC’s draw with the New York Red Bulls

5 things noticed in Toronto FC’s draw with the New York Red Bulls

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Toronto FC are undefeated in eight, but couldn’t grab a sixth straight win. He just had to do it. Waking the Red stats man Martyn Bailey regularly delivers Toronto FC fans so much joy through his brilliant compilation of statistics. Tonight, however, he might well have jinxed things. Martyn decided to tweet, mid-way through the second half, the fact that Toronto FC has never won three games in a row 1-0. They still haven’t, as a late Red Bulls goal resulted in a 1-1 draw and the first time the team has dropped points in Hartford. I don't know who...
Waking The Red Oct 14, 2020
Recap and Highlights: Toronto FC extend unbeaten run to 8 in draw with Red Bulls

Recap and Highlights: Toronto FC extend unbeaten run to 8 in draw with Red Bulls

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports A 17-year-old once again struck against The Reds as an Alejandro Pozuelo first-half-penalty wasn’t enough to see out the three points. League-leading Toronto FC extended their unbeaten streak to eight games on Wednesday night with a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls at their temporary home of Rentschler Field in Hartford, Connecticut. The Reds dominated the early part of the match, and Alejandro Pozuelo nearly found the back of the net on multiple occasions, none closer than when he forced a save out of Ryan Meara in the 8th minute. BIG SAVE,...
Waking The Red Oct 14, 2020
LIVE: Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls—Match thread, preview & how to watch

LIVE: Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls—Match thread, preview & how to watch

September 22, 2018: Chris Mavinga #23 of Toronto FC challenged by Marc Rzatkowski #90 of New York Red Bulls | (Clayton/New York Red Bulls) TFC are back ‘home’ looking to extend their lead atop the Supporters Shield race. Questions? Comments? Follow along and chime in with Michael Singh tonight on our live match thread. Live Match Thread 6:45 p.m. EST—What’s going on everyone? We’re BACK! It’s Game Day and haven’t we been spoiled with how much Toronto FC we’ve been treated with of late? Just three days after beating FC Cincinnati, the Reds are taking on the New York Red...
Waking The Red Oct 14, 2020
Toronto FC sign Homegrown midfielder Ralph Priso to a first-team contract

Toronto FC sign Homegrown midfielder Ralph Priso to a first-team contract

Daniel Cabral of Brazil stretches for the ball while Ralph Priso of Canada runs past during the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup Brazil 2019 | (Mendes—FIFA/FIFA via Getty) The 18-year-old midfielder joins Greg Vanney’s side as the Toronto FC prospect pool continues to grow. TORONTO, Canada—The Toronto FC prospect pool continues to grow. The Reds announced today that the club has signed 18-year-old midfielder Ralph Priso to a Homegrown contract. Having represented Toronto FC III and Toronto FC II most recently, Priso becomes the 25th player to sign for the first team from the Toronto FC...
Waking The Red Oct 14, 2020
2020 Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 19 (vs. New York Red Bulls)

2020 Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 19 (vs. New York Red Bulls)

Oct 7, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo (10) and forward Pablo Piatti (7) congratulate forward Ayo Akinola (20) after his goal. | (Butler II/USA TODAY Sports) Get your scoreline guesses in before kickoff as The Reds look to tie a club record with their sixth-straight win Wednesday night vs. NYRB. First things first - Three Cheers for the Stats GOAT, Martyn Bailey, for stepping in my absence last round. I was enjoying the scenery of the mighty Lake Huron and celebrating my 2 year wedding anniversary, sans capable internet. Getting enough signal...
Waking The Red Oct 14, 2020
FiveThirtyEight: Toronto FC have a 51 per cent chance at the Supporters’ Shield

FiveThirtyEight: Toronto FC have a 51 per cent chance at the Supporters’ Shield

Toronto FC midfielder Richie Laryea (22) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring against Columbus Crew | (Butler II/USA TODAY Sports) GAME DAY! Heading into tonight’s match against the New York Red Bulls, the odds are in TFC’s favour. TORONTO, Canada—Good morning WTReaders! It’s your favourite day of the week: a Toronto FC match day! The Reds return to their ‘home away from home’ at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut to take on the New York Red Bulls just three days removed from blanking FC Cincinnati 1-0 Sunday evening. With...

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