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Toronto FC: Top 5 Sebastian Giovinco goals from 2018

The always exciting Sebastian Giovinco put together an impressive highlight reel during Toronto FC’s campaign. Here are the top five goals from 2018. Sebastian Giovinco entered 2018 on a high note after a successful postseason run saw Toronto FC claim their first Major League Soccer title in club history. The Italian midfielder had put up […] Toronto FC: Top 5 Sebastian Giovinco goals from 2018 - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
Waking The Red Nov 16, 2018
Who we were (Part 2): Dominic Oduro

Who we were (Part 2): Dominic Oduro

Plays well against us, but didn’t play too well for us. If you have been a fan of Toronto FC for the last few years now, the name Dominic Oduro brings back more bad memories than good. That’s not necessarily because of the time that he spent in Toronto back in 2014, but his sting with the rival Montreal Impact from 2015 to the start of the 2018 season. It seemed like no matter how Oduro’s season was going, the Ghanaian always scored against TFC. Anyway, let’s take a look at how his career went about at BMO Field, and then we’ll get on to the pain that he’s put us through over...
Waking The Red Nov 15, 2018
If price is right Toronto FC should keep Lucas Janson

If price is right Toronto FC should keep Lucas Janson

The Toronto attacker made the best of a tough situation. Lucas Janson must have had quite the first impression of life as a Toronto FC player. His first appearance on the BMO Field pitch was to pick up a winners medal for the 2018 Voyageurs Cup on a rare celebratory night at the stadium this past season. The harsh realities of Toronto FC’s 2018 campaign would quickly catch up with the Argentine, however, as the club only won four more times in the eleven matches in which he played — twelve if you include that godforsaken Campeones Cup match. Despite all that, the Argentine has made...
Waking The Red Nov 14, 2018
League 1 Ontario acquired by Canadian Premier League

League 1 Ontario acquired by Canadian Premier League

One of the major development pathways in Ontario is now under the CPL umbrella. In a pretty surprising piece of news this morning, the Canadian Premier League has announced that they've acquired one of the top developmental leagues in Canada, League 1 Ontario. The league, which had 17 men's teams and 13 women's reams across the province this past season, has been one of the highest available levels for young Canadian players, especially those playing at U Sports organizations during the fall (including some players drafted yesterday by CPL clubs). Toronto FC have had affiliations with L1O...
Waking The Red Nov 12, 2018
BMO Champions Cup returns this week

BMO Champions Cup returns this week

The second annual BMO Champions Cup kicks off this week up at the BMO Training Ground. Toronto FC Academy will be welcoming the best sides in Ontario with representatives from the OPDL (Ontario Player Development League) and the OASL (Ontario Academy Soccer League) in U-13 and U-15 age groups. As the ‘champions’ in the name suggests, clubs earn their invitations through league and cup play. Six teams will be split into two groups of three in each age class, playing the other two sides in their group; the winners of each group will meet in the final. In U-13, TFC Academy 2005 will...
Waking The Red Nov 12, 2018
Who We Were (Part 1): Gilberto

Who We Were (Part 1): Gilberto

A player who unfortunately fell through the cracks of a rebuilding phase in Toronto. Throughout this long off-season I want to look back on some of Toronto FC’s former players to see what impact they had on their team, determining how successful their stay in Toronto was — or, perhaps, what needed to be different? At the end of the 2013 regular season, Toronto FC finished third-last in the league, and were tied for the the second-worst offence in the league. They needed an offensive shakeup, so they went into the transfer market in the off-season in search of some quality offensive...
Waking The Red Nov 9, 2018
Toronto FC exempt from MLS expansion draft

Toronto FC exempt from MLS expansion draft

The Reds are one of five teams FC Cincinnati can't select from. MLS has announced the structure of this year’s expansion draft, where FC Cincinnati will attempt to fill out their roster ahead of their jump from USL to the top flight. It'll take place December 11, but Toronto FC fans need not fret: the Reds are exempt from this year’s draft. Since TFC lost Raheem Edwards to LAFC in last year's selection, they (along with the four other clubs who lost players to LAFC — the Seattle Sounders, San Jose Earthquakes, Columbus Crew SC and Sporting Kansas City) will watch from the sidelines...
Waking The Red Nov 8, 2018
Footy Talks: What should Toronto FC do about the keeper position?

Footy Talks: What should Toronto FC do about the keeper position?

Like everything else with the club, was it just an off year between the posts. Oh, the silly season. We know this one could be particularly long and intriguing for Toronto FC after the way that their 2018 season concluded. Even before the year had ended rumours started popping up about who may, or may not, be back next season. Well we now have our first rumour of the offseason, and it is a bit of a surprising one. Outlets out of Brazil are reporting that Toronto FC is looking to bring in a young Brazilian keeper from Sao Paulo on a year long loan. Now there are many positions on the...
Waking The Red Nov 8, 2018
How will wingers fit into Toronto FC’s attack?

How will wingers fit into Toronto FC’s attack?

Greg Vanney wants to see attacking wide players brought in this winter, but there’s a reason TFC haven’t used them often to this point. Tim Bezbatchenko is on the clock. Perhaps it was intentional, or perhaps it was just Greg Vanney being Greg Vanney — a coach who enjoys discussing the finer details of the game and has never sought to close himself off to the media. Whether he wanted to get a few things on the record or was simply answering the question put to him, though, Vanney laid out quite a specific shopping list for his general manager during the team’s end-of-season...
Waking The Red Nov 7, 2018
Sebastian Giovinco’s days as a striker may be over

Sebastian Giovinco’s days as a striker may be over

There’s a better way to use him next year. By his own hand (or foot), over the course of this season, Sebastian Giovinco has demonstrated that it’s time for a change. Not a change in terms of leaving Toronto FC, but a change in terms of how his skills are used. Next year could be the final season that the three best Designated Players in Toronto FC history play together. Giovinco’s contract and Michael Bradley’s contract both end at the conclusion of 2019, and Jozy Altidore’s contract ends just one year later. Assuming that Altidore remains for the upcoming campaign, the club has...
Waking The Red Nov 6, 2018
MLS Playoff Watch: D.C. United ousted, Atlanta snags an away goal

MLS Playoff Watch: D.C. United ousted, Atlanta snags an away goal

Wayne Rooney won’t be adding an MLS Cup to his collection just yet. This week the MLS Cup Playoffs kicked off. First came the knockout round, followed by the first leg of the conference semi-finals. Sure, Toronto FC aren’t in the playoffs this year, so maybe you’re swearing them off. Here’s what you may have missed. Knockout Round D.C. United 2-3 Columbus Crew SC The final score of the D.C. United and Columbus Crew match came in penalty kicks after a full-time draw. Frederic Brillant struck first for United at 21’. Federico Higuain had his first of two goals of the match at 30’,...
Waking The Red Nov 6, 2018
Waking the Red FC is back, and we need your help again!

Waking the Red FC is back, and we need your help again!

We need your donations! Will you answer the call? Hoping to open up a new development pathway for Canadian player-bloggers, Waking the Red FC is officially back! We’ll be taking part in Kristian Jack’s 11th annual ‘Football for Good’ charity tournament on December 2 at Toronto FC’s BMO Training Ground. Football for Good is an organization that helps bring the Beautiful Game to children in Africa with top-notch development and education programs. All the proceeds from KJ’s tournament will go directly to helping kids in Uganda. Last time out, WTR FC brought in a couple ringers...
Waking The Red Nov 6, 2018
Rumour: Sao Paulo keeper to join TFC on loan

Rumour: Sao Paulo keeper to join TFC on loan

The 20-year-old goalkeeper may be on his way to Toronto, according to reports from Brazil. According to several reports from Brazilian media, Toronto FC are in the process of acquiring 20-year-old Sao Paulo FC goalkeeper Lucas Paes Souza on a one-year loan. Bom dia a todos! São Paulo emprestou Lucas Paes ao Toronto FC por um ano, com opção de compra. Denis, do sub-23, é o novo quarto goleiro do elenco profissional. #GazetaTricolor— José Victor Ligero (@jvligero) November 6, 2018 (Roughly translated, the tweet above reads “Good morning all! Sao Paulo have loaned Lucas Paes to...
Waking The Red Nov 3, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 Prediction League champion!

Congratulations to the 2018 Prediction League champion!

Congrats to Footy Wolverine Go Blue, again! Toronto FC may not have continued their dominance this year, but one of our readers certainly did. Congratulations to Footy Wolverine Go Blue, our 2018 Prediction League Champion! FWGB tops the charts yet again with 85 points, finishing three ahead of Mic Mac 77 (who did catch up some ground thanks to bonus points on the last day of the season) — it was a big lead to begin with, in fairness. Our champion got a whopping 54 points off of predicting just the winner/loser of games (it seems you were a little more cynical than the rest of us...)....
Waking The Red Nov 2, 2018
Former Toronto FC forward Mo Babouli Signs With Mississauga MetroStars

Former Toronto FC forward Mo Babouli Signs With Mississauga MetroStars

Babouli joins a few former TFC players with the new Major Arena Soccer League club. The Mississauga MetroStars, the newest team in the Major Arena Soccer League (and the only Canadian one) have signed former Toronto FC forward Mo Babouli. Babouli, 25, had been playing with Al-Ittihad in Aleppo, Syria, after Toronto FC waived him in April 2017, but he has decided to join the MetroStars for their inaugural season, alongside some other Toronto FC alumni. TFC, MLS, and Canadian men’s national team legend Dwayne De Rosario is the marquee player for the MetroStars, and he has drawn some eyes...

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