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Waking The Red Jan 26, 2021
LIVE at 12:15—Epi 28: Waking The Red Weekly—MLS ‘Silly Season’ Roundup

LIVE at 12:15—Epi 28: Waking The Red Weekly—MLS ‘Silly Season’ Roundup

Come along for the ride as hosts Mitchell Tierney, Jeffrey P. Nesker, and Michael Singh break down everything Toronto FC, Canada Soccer, and the Canadian Premier League. Ask questions and feel free to chime in! TORONTO, Canada—Welcome back to another edition of WTR Weekly x Footy Talks Live! On this week’s episode, the boys will break down MLS’ schedule drop, Toronto FC in the SuperDraft, Canada’s national team camps, and much, much more. The logistics are simple. The live video will be embedded ABOVE shortly after going on air. I’d recommend refreshing the page at...
Waking The Red Jan 25, 2021
2021 MLS season to kick off April 3*

2021 MLS season to kick off April 3*

TFC huddle together at the MLS is Back Tournament | Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Toronto FC fans! Mark your calendars!* TORONTO, Canada—Mark your calendars, but make sure to put an asterisk. Major League Soccer announced on Monday that 2021 MLS season will begin on Saturday, Apr. 3 and feature 34 matches for each of the league’s 27 clubs, including Toronto FC. The season will conclude on Nov. 7, with the 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs beginning Nov. 19 and concluding with the MLS Cup on Sat., Dec. 11. With Austin FC joining MLS, the 2021 season will feature 27 clubs,...
Waking The Red Jan 25, 2021
Canadian women’s national team announces training camp roster ahead of 2021 SheBelieves Cup

Canadian women’s national team announces training camp roster ahead of 2021 SheBelieves Cup

The Women’s national team of Canada celebrate their win over Costa Rica and book a trip to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during a game between Canada and Costa Rica at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 07, 2020 in Carson, California. | Photo by Michael Janosz/ISI Photos/ Canada announces a 29-player training camp that will have to be trimmed to 23 ahead of next month’s competition. TORONTO, Canada—Canada Soccer announced today its 29-player women’s national team roster ahead of a two-week preparatory camp leading into the 2021 SheBelieves Cup presented by...
Waking The Red Jan 21, 2021
Toronto FC select left-back Matt Di Rosa in the first round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft

Toronto FC select left-back Matt Di Rosa in the first round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft

Toronto FC’s newest draft pick Matt Di Rosa dribbles with the ball representing the University of Maryland. | (MLS) After trading down in the first round, TFC drafted 25th overall. TORONTO, Canada—Potentially addressing an immediate need on their roster, Toronto FC drafted left-back Matt Di Rosa out of the University of Maryland in the first round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft Thursday afternoon. With the 25th pick of the 2021 MLS #SuperDraft, the Reds select defender Matt Di Rosa (@mattdirosa) out of @MarylandMSoccer.#TFCLive pic.twitter.com/kvTKNQDE8N— Toronto FC...
Waking The Red Jan 20, 2021
Can Toronto FC discover ‘the next Achara’ in this year’s MLS SuperDraft?

Can Toronto FC discover ‘the next Achara’ in this year’s MLS SuperDraft?

2020 MLS SuperDraft first-round pick Achara celebrates with fans after scoring the winning goal in a 1-0 win over NYCFC in his MLS Debut. | Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The Draft goes down at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday with all eyes on who the Reds will take with their first selection. TORONTO, Canada—The 2021 MLS SuperDraft gets underway Thursday at 2 p.m. EST with Toronto FC holding the 18th overall selection in the first round. In total, TFC possess four picks in this year’s three-round draft, including a third-round pick that was acquired last season from Inter...
Waking The Red Jan 19, 2021
Epi 27: Waking The Red Weekly—Enter Chris Armas...

Epi 27: Waking The Red Weekly—Enter Chris Armas...

(Illustrated by Chris Blanchard( Come along for the ride as hosts Mitchell Tierney, Jeffrey P. Nesker, and Michael Singh are joined by TorontoFC.ca writer James Grossi of MLSsoccer.com as the four break down the beginning of the Chris Armas era... TORONTO, Canada—Welcome back to WTR Weekly x Footy Talks Live, and a special shout out to Chris Blanchette (@Chris_Blanchette) for our new graphic. It’s a new era for the Reds. Chris Armas is now officially official and the internet has responded with a resounding “meh”. The boys are joined by TFC Goat James Grossi to...
Waking The Red Jan 16, 2021
TFC’s PhilB94 to take on DCU in quarter-finals of first eMLS event of the season

TFC’s PhilB94 to take on DCU in quarter-finals of first eMLS event of the season

(Ryan Griffin/MLSE Esports) Toronto FC’s professional FIFA player will take on D.C. United’s pro in a two-legged win-or-go-home on Saturday. TORONTO, Canada—It’s a #TFCLive game day—sort of! THE STAGE IS SET.THE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHT. Who will emerge as the 2021 #eMLS League Series 1 Champion ?This Saturday-Sunday | Jan. 16-17 https://t.co/sg0rt4pYra pic.twitter.com/OHWIB2pzem— Major League Soccer (@eMLS) January 14, 2021 On Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. EST, Toronto FC professional FIFA player Philip ‘PhilB94’ Balke will take on D.C. United’s...
Waking The Red Jan 16, 2021
TFC’s PhilB94 to take on NYRB in semifinals of first eMLS event of the season

TFC’s PhilB94 to take on NYRB in semifinals of first eMLS event of the season

(Ryan Griffin/MLSE Esports) Toronto FC’s professional FIFA player will take on New York Red Bulls’ pro in a two-legged win-or-go-home on Saturday. TORONTO, Canada—It’s down to the Final Four! On Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. EST, Toronto FC’s professional FIFA player Philip ‘PhilB94’ Balke will take on New York Red Bulls’ G_Adamou in the semifinals of eMLS League Series One—the first event of the 2021 season. You can stream the match here on Twitch. The competition began last week with 27 competitors, each representing an MLS team. Each player competed in...
Waking The Red Jan 16, 2021
Ayo Akinola misses out on Canadian men’s national team camp due to injury

Ayo Akinola misses out on Canadian men’s national team camp due to injury

 New York Red Bulls Midfielder Marc Rzatkowski (90) and Toronto FC Forward Ayo Akinola (20) and New York Red Bulls Defender Amro Tarek (3) battle for the ball during the first half of a Major League Soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC on October 14, 2020, at Rentschler Fielder in East Hartford, CT. | Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via The dual international striker has missed out on his first chance with Canada. ST.JOHN’S, Canada— Canada’s in-person pitch to Ayo Akinola has been put on pause once again as the Toronto FC frontman...
Waking The Red Jan 15, 2021
TFC Notebook: Why Chris Armas deserves a fair shot with Toronto FC

TFC Notebook: Why Chris Armas deserves a fair shot with Toronto FC

Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports He may not be the name you were hoping for, but he’s now one of our own. Let’s treat him that way. TORONTO, Canada—The Chris Armas era has arrived. When news broke Wednesday afternoon that the former New York Red Bulls manager would indeed be the next head coach of Toronto FC, it took many fans by surprise. “The supporters should be excited because (Chris Armas) brings it every single day.” – TFC GM Ali Curtis With the likes of Laurent Blanc, Patrick Vieira, and Vincenzo Montella all being interviewed for the position, and...
Waking The Red Jan 14, 2021
CONCACAF announce location and date for 2021 Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

CONCACAF announce location and date for 2021 Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/ Better late than never. TORONTO, Canada—2021 is looking to be a be bit better on at least one front—International Soccer. Coming less than a week after Canada Soccer announced that the CANWNT will be participating in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup this February, the men’s team dropped some news of their own: Canada will take part in Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying in March 2021#canm23 https://t.co/c3EDTXIvTi— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) January 14, 2021 It’s now confirmed that the 2021 Olympic Qualifiers will go down in...
Waking The Red Jan 13, 2021
WATCH: Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley chats Chris Armas

WATCH: Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley chats Chris Armas

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The TFC skipper and Eric Giacometti break down the appointment of the 10th coach Toronto FC history. TORONTO, Canada–“I couldn’t have been more excited.” In a seven minute interview published on the club’s website Wednesday night, Toronto FC social media guru Eric Giacometti and captain Michael Bradley broke down the appointment of the 10th head coach in franchise history: Chris Armas. Bradley offers some valuable insight that some fans may find interesting, including how he wouldn’t be the player he was today without the...
Waking The Red Jan 13, 2021
For better or for worse, Armas’ hire means this is Ali Curtis’ team now

For better or for worse, Armas’ hire means this is Ali Curtis’ team now

(Mead/) It is officially a new era at Toronto FC, and things might look quite different. Ali Curtis hired his buddy. That is how the news of Chris Armas reportedly becoming the new Toronto FC head coach is being received by large portions of the club’s fanbase. The other prevailing feeling is one of being underwhelmed. After Curtis boasted about his phone ringing off the hook with inquiries about the Toronto FC job, not to mention rumours of massive European names like Laurent Blanc and Patrick Vieira being in the mix, this isn’t exactly a blockbuster hire. That...
Waking The Red Jan 13, 2021
BREAKING: Toronto FC reportedly appoint Chris Armas as head coach

BREAKING: Toronto FC reportedly appoint Chris Armas as head coach

Former New York Red Bulls coach Chris Armas surveys the situation during a game between New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. | Photo by Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/ The former New York Red Bulls head coach takes over from Greg Vanney according to TSN’s Kristian Jack TORONTO, Canada—Toronto FC finally have their next head coach. According to TSN’s Kristian Jack, former New York Red Bulls’ manager Chris Armas has been appointed the club’s next head coach and technical director. Sources: Chris Armas is the new head coach of Toronto...
Waking The Red Jan 13, 2021
Official: Toronto FC reportedly appoint Chris Armas as head coach

Official: Toronto FC reportedly appoint Chris Armas as head coach

Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via The former New York Red Bulls head coach takes over from Greg Vanney. TORONTO, Canada—Toronto FC finally have their next head coach. Former New York Red Bulls’ manager Chris Armas has been appointed the club’s next head coach and technical director, the club announced Wednesday afternoon. “I could not be more excited to join a club with Toronto FC’s level of excellence and winning tradition and I will work tirelessly to uphold those standards,” said the newly-appointed Toronto FC Head Coach Chris Armas in a press release....

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