6:42 PM EDT, Wed May 23, 2018
Waking The Red 8 hours ago
Jay Chapman and Alex Bono the latest victims of Fortnite frenzy

Jay Chapman and Alex Bono the latest victims of Fortnite frenzy

The Toronto FC duo have been talking on Twitter about the popular video game Fortnite, for those who don’t know, is a free-to-download video game on the computer, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is taking over the lives of many gamers around the world, as well as Jay Chapman and Alex Bono apparently. The Toronto FC players took to Twitter on Monday for a little war of words with Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster. Bono, away on international duty with the U.S. Men’s National Team, left his console with the game at home, much to the annoyance of his TFC teammate Chapman: It's honestly...

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Waking The Red 7 hours ago
Sebastian Giovinco mentioned in Tigres transfer rumours

Sebastian Giovinco mentioned in Tigres transfer rumours

The rumoured deal would involve Enner Valencia coming to Toronto. Pretty much since his first season with Toronto FC, Sebastian Giovinco has been attracted transfer rumours from around the globe. Remember when he turned down an offer from Barcelona? Or when he was apparently going to China? Well, the latest rumour around the Atomic Ant comes after he turned a whole lot of heads during the CONCACAF Champions League. A report from the Mexican outlet La Afición (explained in English here) suggested that Tigres UANL are interested in signing Giovinco from TFC this summer. Mexican journalist...
Pro Soccer USA May 22, 2018

Orlando City striker Stéfano Pinho puts rough Toronto FC performance in the past

Stéfano Pinho’s debut for Orlando City was unforgettable. After an MVP season with NASL side Miami FC, Pinho was given a shot in MLS. He worked all preseason for a chance to shine in a game, and in Orlando City’s season opener against D.C. United, the striker was the hero. He scored a stoppage time […] The post Orlando City striker Stéfano Pinho puts rough Toronto FC performance in the past appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red May 22, 2018
Toronto FC’s Forgotten Five of 2017: Where are they now?

Toronto FC’s Forgotten Five of 2017: Where are they now?

Catching up with players who helped Toronto FC in 2017, but are now working elsewhere. We are close to the one-third mark of the 2018 MLS season. No need to delve into what the Reds need to do over their remaining 24 games, but a three-letter word beginning with “w” and ending with “n” should be enough of a hint. That’s the plight of our current Reds. But what about the jettisoned Reds of the season past? Hopefully, we all still remember players like Brandon Aubrey, Oyvind Alseth, Armando Cooper, Raheem Edwards and Steven Beitashour. No doubt these players are still keeping tabs...
Waking The Red May 22, 2018
MLS Weekly Wrap-up: NYCFC sneaking up on Atlanta for first place

MLS Weekly Wrap-up: NYCFC sneaking up on Atlanta for first place

Meanwhile, the Portland Timbers are getting hot This week was a positive one for Toronto FC fans, so you may have been busy celebrating Friday’s victory to keep up with scores across the league. Don’t worry, I got you covered on the matches you may have missed. New York City FC delivered a 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids, while the Portland Timbers defeated Los Angeles FC, sending them up the table after a tumultuous start to their season. Saturday: NYCFC 4-0 Colorado Rapids NYCFC is proving they are a force to be reckoned with after Saturday’s big win over the Colorado Rapids. They...
Waking The Red May 22, 2018
6ix on a Wave: Everybody Loves a Nut — Name the squirrel!

6ix on a Wave: Everybody Loves a Nut — Name the squirrel!

Another week in the books; our boys gutted out an ugly win, showed their gumption. Kudos. Are Toronto FC back on the horse? Has the pendulum swung? Is our season saved? If you feel like divining the future, once again, WTR has you covered. Mitchell tackled those big questions in his Op-Ed and Podcast. (If you haven’t tuned into the podcast yet, you are missing out. It’s really hitting its stride. I can’t think of a better way to drown out the morning TTC commute than some informed TFC banter). Squirrel! We all know that’s the real takeaway this week (massive apologies to Ryan...
Waking The Red May 21, 2018
Rate the Reds: Ryan Telfer the unlikely hero in big win

Rate the Reds: Ryan Telfer the unlikely hero in big win

A goal and a great overall performance bag Telfer his first man of the match nod. Toronto FC pulled out their third MLS win of the season on Friday, as they beat Orlando City 2-1 at BMO Field. Coming into the game without Sebastian Giovinco or Jozy Altidore, the Reds needed some unlikely heroes to step up — and that they did, with goals coming from Jay Chapman and Ryan Telfer. Fans rewarded Telfer with their votes for a very strong overall performance; he carved open Will Johnson on the left side repeatedly in this game. A rating like that has shot him up the Rate the Reds leaderboard....
Waking The Red May 21, 2018
Quiz: How many Toronto FC goalscorers can you name?

Quiz: How many Toronto FC goalscorers can you name?

Wanna waste time on a lovely long weekend? We’ve got you. Ryan Telfer scored his first-ever goal for Toronto FC on Friday, with an absolute banger of a finish past Joe Bendik to snap the Reds’ two-game losing streak. It was the 27th goal TFC have scored across all competitions this season, and the 14th in MLS. Thanks to Martyn Bailey on Twitter (I’m not going to link the specific Tweet because then you could cheat too easily), we know that Ryan Telfer was the 101st player to score for Toronto FC. Quick shoutout to Martyn; if any player reaches any kind of milestone, he’ll be the...
Waking The Red May 20, 2018
Late surge not enough for Toronto FC II as they lose at Charlotte

Late surge not enough for Toronto FC II as they lose at Charlotte

TFC II lose 2-1 against the Charlotte Independence in North Carolina on Saturday night Toronto FC II dropped their fourth-straight match on Saturday night, losing 2-1 to the Charlotte Independence on Saturday night at the Sportsplex at Matthews in North Carolina. Jorge Herrera scored from the penalty spot in the first half and Eamon Zayed added a nifty back-post header in the second. Jordan Faria pulled one back for TFC II in the closing stages, part of a late push from the side, but it was not enough as Charlotte wins the ‘bonus home match’ after the venue was moved from a...
Waking The Red May 19, 2018
Toronto FC 2-1 Orlando City: The good, the bad & the ugly

Toronto FC 2-1 Orlando City: The good, the bad & the ugly

Time to start squirrelling away the victories. The Good A win. An ugly win. But, a good-ugly win nonetheless... Chris Mavinga’s return and strong defensive performance, especially against Stefano Pinho... Gregory van der Wiel playing at left back and not missing a beat. He had a 94% pass success rate, with five clearances and five recoveries... Tosaint Ricketts’s new hairdo. He looks “Ram tough”... Ryan Telfer’s play for most of the night. From crosses to defensive zone coverage to undressing Will Johnson to scoring the game-winning goal, this was his night... the tiny gaggle of...
Pro Soccer USA May 19, 2018

Orlando City’s loss to Toronto FC sets up critical match against Chicago Fire

Orlando City dropped a second match in a row Friday night against Toronto FC. Here are three things we learned from the Lions’ 2-1 loss to TFC at BMO Field: 1. Match against Chicago is critical Players won’t call next week’s home match against the Chicago Fire a “must-win,” but it’s certainly one the Lions […] The post Orlando City’s loss to Toronto FC sets up critical match against Chicago Fire appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red May 19, 2018
Last night’s win against Orlando only big if Toronto FC can build on it

Last night’s win against Orlando only big if Toronto FC can build on it

The season might have found its turning point. Ryan Telfer was astonishingly calm. He had just scored a massive goal for Toronto FC to put them ahead 2-1 late against Orlando City SC, not to mention his first in MLS. But the young Canadian simply turned and acknowledged the looping ball Auro played in that made the goal possible. It looked almost like he had just scored on the practice field. “Knowing what has happened before in previous matches, honestly you can’t celebrate until the final whistle,” Telfer said of why he was so subdued after the goal. Telfer’s volley would stand...
Pro Soccer USA May 19, 2018

Ryan Telfer: unlikely provider of a feel-good moment Toronto FC needed

Ryan Telfer stood still and waited calmly for his teammates to surround him, like he’d seen it all before. Except he hadn’t. No Toronto FC player on the field had seen less, in fact, of MLS or any other top-level professional soccer league. Telfer is up to 405 minutes played in his first MLS season. […] The post Ryan Telfer: unlikely provider of a feel-good moment Toronto FC needed appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Pro Soccer USA May 18, 2018

Orlando City falls 2-1 at Toronto FC, extends losing streak

TORONTO — It wasn’t the bounce-back game Orlando City coach Jason Kreis wanted. Orlando City, coming off its first loss in nearly a month, came out flat and fell 2-1 on Friday to a Toronto FC side desperate for points in front of an announced crowd of 28,009 at BMO Field. The Lions have now lost […] The post Orlando City falls 2-1 at Toronto FC, extends losing streak appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red May 18, 2018
Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 2-1 Orlando City

Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 2-1 Orlando City

Not the prettiest match, but we’ll definitely take it. At times it was an extremely frustrating game, but in the end Toronto FC managed to pull out another three points at home as they defeated Orlando City 2-1. Ryan Telfer and Jay Chapman, a pair of Canadians, scored the goals for the Reds in a much-needed result for the home side. Also, if you missed it, the most exciting part of the match was in the second half, when a squirrel ran full-tilt across the pitch into the south-end net. Twice. It went for the hat trick, but came just shy as it steered clear of the goal. Who impressed you...

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