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Toronto FC is giving a ticket discount to WTR readers

Toronto FC is giving a ticket discount to WTR readers

Bring yer friends. Hey y’all. Toronto FC reached out to us because they noticed the solid community of TFC fans we have going over here at Waking the Red. They, like us, think that’s pretty cool. So, they gave us this present for our readers, as a token of appreciation. Follow this link for a ticket discount offer. Looks like it’s good for the rest of the season, and I believe the discount is as much as 25% off. Maximum 20 tickets. Click on a match and input the code TFCRED to access the offer. I know a lot of our readers have seasons, but hey! Bring a friend or family member to...
MLS Multiplex Mar 18, 2019

Toronto FC Vs New England Revolution: 3 things we learned – No Giovinco, no problem

Toronto FC overcame the New England Revolution in a hard-fought 3-2 victory on Sunday night. Here are three things we learned. After a week off in Week 2, Toronto FC returned to action in Week 3 by hosting the New England Revolution on Sunday night. After seeing the likes of the New York Red Bulls […] Toronto FC Vs New England Revolution: 3 things we learned – No Giovinco, no problem - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
Waking The Red Mar 18, 2019
MLS Weekly Wrap Up: Wayne Rooney nets a hat trick

MLS Weekly Wrap Up: Wayne Rooney nets a hat trick

Rooney is not washed up, guys! Toronto FC were back in action this week AND they won! Plus, Wayne Rooney got a hat trick, proving he isn’t as washed up as people think he is! Here’s what happened around the league while you were celebrating another Toronto FC victory! Saturday Chicago Fire 2-4 Seattle Sounders The Seattle Sounder continued their reign, finding another win this week over the Chicago Fire. They scored early and fast with Victor Rodriguez finding the net at 8’. Jordan Morris brought their lead to 2-0, scoring at 15’. Just before halftime, Nicolas Lodeiro scored on a...
Pro Soccer USA Mar 18, 2019

Ayo Akinola’s dream first MLS start makes case for Toronto FC’s youth

TORONTO — When their jobs are on the line — and in soccer, they almost always are — most coaches will rely on veteran players. There are good reasons for that. Veterans have seen it all before, so they are better equipped to stay level-headed. They may communicate more effectively. They tend to be more […] The post Ayo Akinola’s dream first MLS start makes case for Toronto FC’s youth appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red Mar 18, 2019
Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 3-2 New England Revolution

Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 3-2 New England Revolution

Lots to be happy with from that one. Toronto FC knocked off the New England Revolution last night in a 3-2 thriller, improving their early-season record to 2-0. There was lots to like in that game, although certainly some of the defence could’ve been a little tighter. Still, I’m expecting a lot of high marks from that contest. Get rating! As a reminder, here’s the grading criteria we’ve laid out: 1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance 4 - average USL starter 6 - average MLS starter 9 - MLS All Star 10 - MLS MVP-quality performance The form is available at this link for...
Pro Soccer USA Mar 17, 2019

Toronto FC beats New England 3-2, Jozy Altidore scores game-winner

TORONTO — Two games against Eastern Conference rivals.Two wins. Toronto FC (2-0-0, 6 points) is not the team that won the MLS Cup in 2017 quite yet, but it is much, much better than last year. The Reds have their energy and positivity back — and they have Jozy Altidore. Altidore scored a late winner […] The post Toronto FC beats New England 3-2, Jozy Altidore scores game-winner appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red Mar 17, 2019
Recap: Toronto FC 3-2 New England Revolution - Jozy Altidore saves the day in Toronto

Recap: Toronto FC 3-2 New England Revolution - Jozy Altidore saves the day in Toronto

They played the kids. And Jozy. On Sunday night, Toronto FC took on the New England Revolution in their 2019 MLS home opener. After the pregame festivities, the Revolution quickly opened the scoring, as Carles Gil converted a penalty given up by Chris Mavinga just nine minutes in. Carles Gil with his second goal as a member of the #NERevs pic.twitter.com/ZnqF3Gotig— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) March 17, 2019 Toronto FC battled right back, as Ayo Akinola equalised with an impressive solo goal. He danced between a pair of defenders before curling a shot into the bottom...
Waking The Red Mar 17, 2019
Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution: Preview and Live Thread

Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution: Preview and Live Thread

The Reds welcome New England to BMO Field for their MLS home opener Preview: On Sunday night, Toronto FC are back at home for their 2019 home opener. After a good result in Philadelphia to start the season, a 3-1 victory more than two weeks ago, TFC will be looking to start the season 2-0-0 as they welcome the New England Revolution to town. Always a tough away game (TFC haven’t won in New England since 2013), the Reds have a lot more success at home against the Revolution, including 4-1 wins in 2016 and 2018 and a 2-0 win in 2017. Through their first two games of 2019, the Revolution...
Waking The Red Mar 17, 2019
Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against the New England Revolution

Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against the New England Revolution

A return to the 3-4-2-1 for TFC? On Sunday afternoon, TFC return home to BMO Field for their 2019 home opener. In their season-opening victory against the Philadelphia Union, Greg Vanney opted to go with a 3-4-2-1 formation, bringing Drew Moor back into the fold and forgetting about using wingers, a position that Toronto FC doesn’t have a lot of depth at. I think he returns to that 3-4-2-1 for Sunday’s match, making just the one change from the last game. Goalkeeper Alex Bono Bono, who wasn’t tested a whole lot in the season-opener, is looking to get off to a hot start in the...
Waking The Red Mar 17, 2019
Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 4 (vs. New England)

Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 4 (vs. New England)

Rev your engines. After a couple weeks off, Toronto FC are back today for their MLS home opener against the New England Revolution, who are 0-1-1 on the season so far. Unfortunately the prediction league is being a little temperamental at the moment, so I can't include the leaderboard, but I'll have it updated with this week's scores in time for the next TFC game. I know people did a little better last time out predicting TFC’s win over Philadelphia, although absolutely nobody picked Michael Bradley to score the first goal of the MLS season. So, leave your prediction for this week in...
Waking The Red Mar 16, 2019
Red Hot Takes: Not much to be mad about

Red Hot Takes: Not much to be mad about

We did a video. Episode 2 wasn’t as red hot, but there were still plenty of takes. On the second episode of Red Hot Takes (the first video episode) I was joined by a pair of writers from Waking the Red: Pamanci11 and managing editor Charlie O’Connor-Clarke. It's... um... something. (ed: I do not recommend consuming this content. - COC) If you haven’t yet read the transcript of the first episode, you can find it here. We discussed a bunch of topics including last week’s match in Philadelphia, whether or not Greg Vanney should “play the kids”, Jordan Hamilton, and much more. We...
Waking The Red Mar 15, 2019
Footy Talks Podcast: A crucial camp for the Canadian Men’s National Team

Footy Talks Podcast: A crucial camp for the Canadian Men’s National Team

Plus a look ahead at Toronto FC’s home opener On paper it seems like more of the same. Canada has, for the most part, cruised through Concacaf Nations League qualifiers. A meeting with 12th place French Guiana, who aren’t even an official FIFA nation, isn’t expected to offer much more resistance. But there is still a lot on the line. While Canada basically has a spot in the Gold Cup wrapped up already, a win would all but assure them a spot in League A of Nations League proper. However, it’s also a big opportunity for John Herdman to get a look at all of his key players prior to...
Waking The Red Mar 14, 2019
Uccello goes to Memphis - Part I

Uccello goes to Memphis - Part I

Long-time TFC II players Luca Uccello and Malik Johnson leave the nest for new experiences in USL It is hardly new for there to be some turnover at Toronto FC. Every year there are new faces at all levels of the academy, TFC II, and the first team. One needs to only look at the number of TFC trained players who have signed in the Canadian Premier League in recent months to get a sense of the number of players who have spent time at the club. But there were two particularly striking examples in the offseason, as Luca Uccello and Malik Johnson with their contracts having come to an end, each...
Waking The Red Mar 14, 2019
Toronto FC takes a minimalist approach to 2019 membership packages

Toronto FC takes a minimalist approach to 2019 membership packages

What do you think of this year’s membership delivery? After a playoff-less ending to 2018; a dramatic off-season; and a short, disappointing CCL run, Toronto FC has given fans, mainly members, something new to discuss — and be objectively underwhelmed over — prior to the actual start to the season: 2019 season ticket holder packages. With previous versions typically calling for excitement and wonder, especially with regard to annual scarf designs and (of course) the star that would shine on the elements of 2018’s delivery, this year’s shipment, or lack thereof, has many fans even...
Pro Soccer USA Mar 12, 2019

Can Alejandro Pozuelo fill Giovinco’s shoes with Toronto FC?

On March 4, Toronto FC announced the signing of Alejandro Pozuelo, ending a strange and long pursuit of the player from Belgian club Genk. The transfer saga is worth its own article, but Pozuelo is really being brought in to replace Sebastian Giovinco, possibly the league’s greatest player ever. Was it worth it? First, some […] The post Can Alejandro Pozuelo fill Giovinco’s shoes with Toronto FC? appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.

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