12:45 PM EDT, Wed September 19, 2018
Waking The Red 1 hour ago
Predicting Toronto FC's lineup against Tigres

Predicting Toronto FC's lineup against Tigres

Will Greg Vanney take the first Campeones Cup seriously? On Wednesday night Mexican side Tigres return to BMO Field for the inaugural Campeones Cup. Toronto FC are in a predicament at the moment, as it is still possible for them to finish in a playoff spot (however unlikely) so they might not put all their stock into this game, with some of their focus on their playoff push. Many people, including myself, want them to win this trophy as both a way to keep morale high and win a second trophy this season, but also to be the first name on the trophy — bragging rights of sorts. Tigres might...
Waking The Red 4 hours ago
Toronto FC Prediction League 2018: Round 41 (Campeones Cup)

Toronto FC Prediction League 2018: Round 41 (Campeones Cup)

Which league will come out on top? Tonight, Toronto FC and Tigres UANL will contest the first ever Campeones Cup, in an effort to see which of MLS and Liga MX can lay a claim to supremacy in North American club football. Last time these two sides met, it was a 3-2 win for Tigres down in Monterrey, but TFC won the Concacaf Champions League quarter-final tie on away goals, having won the home leg 2-1. That was the Reds’ first triumph over Mexican competition in their magical CCL run in 2018. The prediction league table probably didn’t see much movement after last weekend’s 5-3 TFC win...
Waking The Red 19 hours ago
Campeones Cup gives Greg Vanney yet another tough balancing act

Campeones Cup gives Greg Vanney yet another tough balancing act

Should he go for it, or not? Balance. It is something that Toronto FC have been missing all season, be it in their rosters, their attack and defence, or how they have handled the multiple competitions in which they have played. Coach Greg Vanney has struggled with that balance all year. His side has done well in cup competitions, but as a result the league season has evidently taken a hit. That doesn’t all fall on him; a lot of the injuries have been beyond his control and the mandate to prioritize the Concacaf Champions League came from the top down. Now, with that regular season very...
Waking The Red 21 hours ago
Toronto FC, Tigres announce strong rosters for Campeones Cup

Toronto FC, Tigres announce strong rosters for Campeones Cup

Greg Vanney has almost everyone to choose from tomorrow night. Ahead of Wednesday night’s inaugural Campeones Cup match at BMO Field, both Toronto FC and Tigres UANL announced the squads they’ll be drawing from to contest the trophy’s first-ever edition. It seems neither team is dismissing this clash between MLS and Liga MX, since they’ve both revealed that pretty much all the available stars for either team could be in the mix. For TFC, all of Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, and Michael Bradley, as well as many other first-team regulars, are on the squad list. Indeed, the only...
Waking The Red Sep 18, 2018
Endoh hits a stunning hat-trick, but not enough as TFC II fall 4-3 away to league-leading FC Cincinnati

Endoh hits a stunning hat-trick, but not enough as TFC II fall 4-3 away to league-leading FC Cincinnati

The Young Reds lost 4-3 away to Cincinnati on Sunday at Nippert Stadium Toronto FC II lost another high-scoring contest on Sunday afternoon, falling 4-3 at Nippert Stadium to MLS-bound FC Cincinnati. Tsubasa Endoh put the visitors ahead in the 24th minute, only for Forrest Lasso to equalize with a powerful header from a set-piece. Fanendo Adi then put Cincinnati in the lead come first half stoppage-time, but Endoh found the back of the net again before the half-time whistle was blown. Endoh added his third in the 73rd minute – perhaps the best of the lot, but Corben Bone scored twice in...
Waking The Red Sep 17, 2018
MLS Weekly Wrap Up: Coaching changes as the season inches closer to the end

MLS Weekly Wrap Up: Coaching changes as the season inches closer to the end

Both the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy have cut ties with members of their coaching staff with six games left in the season This weekend was a very positive one for Toronto FC, but a not so bright one for other teams. The San Jose Earthquakes fell short to Sporting Kansas City, leading to a change in coaching staff. Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted his career 500th goal, the LA Galaxy continue to struggle while coach Sigi Schmid steps down. Here’s how the league shaped up this weekend. Saturday Colorado Rapids 0-3 Atlanta United Atlanta United continues to dominate, taking down...
MLS Multiplex Sep 17, 2018

Toronto FC Vs LA Galaxy: 3 things we learned – Goal-fest produces incredible match

A 5-3 win for Toronto FC over the LA Galaxy was a goal-filled encounter that entertained us for the entire 90 minutes. Here are three things we learned. New interim manager Dominic Kinnear probably didn’t have in mind what transpired in his debut match for the Los Angeles Galaxy as the man in charge. His side went […] Toronto FC Vs LA Galaxy: 3 things we learned – Goal-fest produces incredible match - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
Waking The Red Sep 17, 2018
Toronto FC 5-3 LA Galaxy: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Toronto FC 5-3 LA Galaxy: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

The Lion roared but the General refused to back down. The Good That was an entertaining game... the General Admission section of BMO Field is alive and well... LA’s new coach moonlights as Bill Manning’s doppelganger... Greg Vanney’s “Kick Cancer” scarf... Zlatan’s interview with KJ. The great players remember everything. That’s part of the magic... Gregory van der Wiel’s cross to Victor Vazquez on TFC’s first goal... the Galaxy’s rehearsed corner in the 12th minute (but see “Bad”, below)... the smart ball from VV to Delgado which, two touches later, led to...
Waking The Red Sep 16, 2018
TFC II @ FC Cincinnati: USL match preview, stream & live thread

TFC II @ FC Cincinnati: USL match preview, stream & live thread

The Young Reds continue their road trip on Sunday after when they take on high-flying FC Cincinnati https://www.fccincinnati.com/news_article/show/949221Days after that entertaining 3-3 draw against New York Red Bulls II, Toronto FC II are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Ohio to face FC Cincinnati – kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. Having carved out a solid run of form with a trio of wins over Nashville SC, the Richmond Kickers, and Louisville City FC, Toronto would drop two straight matches at Lamport Stadium: against Atlanta United 2 and Ottawa Fury FC. Much though...
Pro Soccer USA Sep 15, 2018

Toronto FC triumphs over LA Galaxy in 5-3 battle that included Zlatan’s 500th goal

A new head coach. A career milestone. Seven goals. And two teams desperate for points to keep their playoff hopes alive. Saturday night’s match between Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy was action-packed. After giving up a 3-0 lead, Toronto FC scored twice in the final 20 minutes to prevail over the visiting Galaxy at […] The post Toronto FC triumphs over LA Galaxy in 5-3 battle that included Zlatan’s 500th goal appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red Sep 15, 2018
Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 5-3 LA Galaxy

Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 5-3 LA Galaxy

What. just. happened? What the heck was that? 3-0 lead, incredible Zlatan goal, 3-3 after 15 minutes in the second half. It was an incredibly bizarre night at BMO Field, but at the full time whistle Toronto FC emerged winners 4-3. We don’t imagine the backline will be getting a lot of upvotes, for either team, but it is time to once again rate the reds. We thought about including Zlatan’s goal, but it would have won easily so we didn’t. However, a number of Toronto players did have strong performances. Giovinco was creating all night, Jozy Altidore came up big as well as Jonathan...
Waking The Red Sep 15, 2018
Game thread: Toronto FC 0-0 LA Galaxy (Live)

Game thread: Toronto FC 0-0 LA Galaxy (Live)

We all know the real draw here.... Lineups have been released. Here’s how the Reds will look tonight: Here's how #TFCLive line up tonight. pic.twitter.com/HmxBP6HS3l— Waking the Red (@WakingtheRed) September 15, 2018 Toronto FC are back after the international break, and with them comes this big-name matchup. The Reds will be hosting perpetual MLS darlings, the LA Galaxy, who come to Toronto in tow of their international superstar, some guy named Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The task at hand for TFC: win. Win every game. Don’t lose. The Reds are nine points out of a playoff spot with...
Waking The Red Sep 15, 2018
Toronto FC vs. LA Galaxy: Game thread & preview

Toronto FC vs. LA Galaxy: Game thread & preview

We all know the real draw here.... Toronto FC are back after the international break, and with them comes this big-name matchup. The Reds will be hosting perpetual MLS darlings, the LA Galaxy, who come to Toronto in tow of their international superstar, some guy named Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The task at hand for TFC: win. Win every game. Don’t lose. The Reds are nine points out of a playoff spot with seven games to go; Michael Bradley ain’t lying when he says the margin for error is completely gone. The Galaxy are making an outside playoff push of their own, as they currently sit eighth in...
Waking The Red Sep 15, 2018
Predicting Toronto FC's lineup against LA Galaxy

Predicting Toronto FC's lineup against LA Galaxy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and some other guys come to Toronto After two weeks off for the international break, Toronto FC return to BMO Field on Saturday to take on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's LA Galaxy. This match is as must-win as any match previously given that title, as a loss would almost certainly eliminate them from playoff contention, if they haven't already reached that point. Quite frankly, if Greg Vanney doesn't start his best-possible lineup on Saturday, he's completely lost the plot, and can expect a heightened "#VanneyOut" movement. I don't think he's reached that point yet but if he puts...
Waking The Red Sep 15, 2018
Toronto FC Prediction League 2018: Round 40 (vs. LA Galaxy)

Toronto FC Prediction League 2018: Round 40 (vs. LA Galaxy)

Well-rested from the international break? After a long, joyous international break in which we watched the Canadian men’s national team beat up on some poor souls from the U.S. Virgin Islands, it’s time to snap back to reality with Toronto FC’s return. The Reds are set to play host to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his band of merry men, the LA Galaxy. It’s been a game a lot of us have had circled on the calendar since Zlatan came to MLS a few months ago, although I doubt many of us expected it to be in these circumstances. Last time out, TFC fell 4-2 to Los Angeles Football Club in a...

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