12:16 PM EDT, Fri April 19, 2019
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Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 8 (vs. Minnesota)

Toronto FC Prediction League: Round 8 (vs. Minnesota)

Time to bounce back at home? Toronto FC return to BMO Field tonight to christen its new hybrid playing surface in a match against Minnesota United. After losing 3-2 on the road to the Seattle Sounders last weekend, they’ll be hoping to bounce back this evening. Last week’s prediction league went fairly well. A couple people nailed the prediction, and a few others guessed that TFC would lose. I’d say most people got points for picking two goals for the Reds, though. JohnnyHandsome remains atop the leaderboard with 14 points. How are you faring?
23 hours ago
WTR MLS Fantasy League: Week 7 Roundup

WTR MLS Fantasy League: Week 7 Roundup

NYCFC’s unlikely hero leads the Dream Team this week Week seven tossed up some some points to be had in fantasy land! Let’s start with the big earners this past week: Highlights of Week Seven: He may have been the surprise package of the week but NYCFC’s Ismael Tajouri-Shradi hit Minnesota United with two goals and an assist good for 42 points if you captained him. Montreal had the benefit of a double header in which they posted two clean sheets. Evan Bush got his share of the clean sheets with 16 points while defenders Zakaria Diallo and Danny Lovitz earned their...
Apr 17, 2019
Rate the Reds: Altidore-Pozuelo connection continues to dazzle in loss

Rate the Reds: Altidore-Pozuelo connection continues to dazzle in loss

Could’ve been worse. Toronto FC’s 3-2 loss to the Seattle Sounders over the weekend was a little disappointing to some, but it was far from a disaster on the road against a very good team. The polling was a little harsh in some places, but overall the TFC squad ended up with a pretty so-so score from the match, with a team average of 5.9. Y’all were certainly a little harsh in some areas, though. Jozy Altidore and Alejandro Pozuelo topped the board again for combining on two goals, with Altidore coming in at 8.6 and Pozuelo following at 8.0. Here’s how you rated the rest of...
Apr 16, 2019
MLS Weekly Wrap Up: LAFC are still undefeated

MLS Weekly Wrap Up: LAFC are still undefeated

So are the Seattle Sounders, but we’ll ignore that one I don’t blame you if you swore off all MLS matches after that disappointing Toronto FC loss this weekend. In case you dropped the ball on your soccer viewing, I got you covered. Here’s how the league is looking as we say farewell to week five. Friday Chicago Fire 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps The first draw of the week came early between the Chicago Fire and Vancouver Whitecaps. Yordy Reyna gave Vancouver the lead with his goal at 53’. Chicago maintained possession and took 23 shots compared to Vancouver’s nine. Chicago were bound...
Apr 15, 2019
Seattle Sounders 3-2 Toronto FC: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Seattle Sounders 3-2 Toronto FC: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

The boys let three points “slide” away. The Good Jozy’s head...Quentin Westberg’s ball distribution. So, that’s how a professional keeper is supposed to support his team’s transition up-field... watching a Jozy header beat Stefan Frei. Small consolation for 2016, I know. But it was still poetically cathartic... playing hard right to the final whistle... keeping Alex Bono on the bench... getting Laurent Ciman off the bench. This seat warmer business has to stop... the Wizard of Poz (part 1) — that pass to the far post. One or two of those per match would be just fine......
Apr 15, 2019
Why a winger could help Toronto FC’s defence more than a new centre-back

Why a winger could help Toronto FC’s defence more than a new centre-back

I’m here to persuade you that Toronto FC do not need a new centre-back. Well, kind of. Truthfully, no reasonable person could have a problem with Ali Curtis making an addition to the defensive group if the right player was available. But there are two issues worth exploring in more depth that, in my view, explain why the club may go against the consensus and prioritize the signing of a winger instead. Firstly, there are the sources of TFC’s recent problems keeping the ball out of their net. Secondly, there is the reality of actually finding a central defender who could help. How Seattle...
Apr 14, 2019
Rate the Reds: Seattle Sounders 3-2 Toronto FC

Rate the Reds: Seattle Sounders 3-2 Toronto FC

They kept up, but couldn’t get a result. Now we’ve had some time to digest Toronto FC’s 3-2 loss to the Seattle Sounders yesterday, it’s time to unpack how they really performed. It wasn’t the prettiest of performances, and the defence broke down on a couple of occasions, but it wasn’t all bad, was it? Anyway, have at it. Remember to rank only players you have a real opinion on, but try to keep it fair. Direct link is here for mobile users.
Apr 14, 2019
Five TFC Academy sides in Texas for the GA & Dallas Cups

Five TFC Academy sides in Texas for the GA & Dallas Cups

The TFC Academy is well represented at a pair of international competitions this week Faithful watchers of Toronto FC II will have noticed how short the bench was last night away to FC Tucson. In part, that was because a number of players were in Texas ahead of the start of two of the biggest events on the youth calendar this weekend. Toronto FC has five academy sides in competition this week in Texas at both the Generation Adidas Cup and the Dallas Cup. U-17 (2002) and U-15 (2004) sides will play in the GA Cup. The U-17s were draw in Group B in the Champions Division alongside CA Penarol,...
Apr 13, 2019
Recap: Two quick goals sink Toronto FC in Seattle

Recap: Two quick goals sink Toronto FC in Seattle

Another top performance from Altidore and Pozuelo, though. Toronto FC couldn’t quite pull it out on the road this afternoon, as they fell ___ at CenturyLink Field to the Seattle Sounders, after allowing a pair of rapid-fire goals midway through the second half. It started out well, with Jozy Altidore putting TFC on the board first just 11 minutes in. He nodded in a strong header off of a lovely lobbed cross from the edge of the box by Alejandro Pozuelo. A dynamic duo already. 1-0 #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/ky3AewAWn4— Mitchell Tierney (@mitchelltierney) April 13, 2019 The Sounders...
Apr 13, 2019
Game thread: It’s not easy beating green

Game thread: It’s not easy beating green

This matchup is always fun. Back out on the road again. Toronto FC head to CenturyLink Field this afternoon for a major yardstick match against the Seattle Sounders. With both sides undefeated in MLS, this new-age rivalry clash will hopefully be a good indicator of whether or not TFC have indeed got their mojo back this season. Seattle, with one more game played than Toronto, are 4-1 on the year, with their only draw coming a fortnight ago in Vancouver, a 0-0 affair. They’ve got the second-best goal differential in the league (+8, compared to TFC’s +7), and their defending has been...
Apr 13, 2019
TFC II @ FC Tucson – Preview, Game Thread & Stream

TFC II @ FC Tucson – Preview, Game Thread & Stream

Kickoff set for 10:30 p.m. Toronto FC II continue their six-match road trip to kickoff the 2019 USL League One season on Saturday night when they travel to Arizona to face FC Tucson at the Kino Sports Complex. With a 2-0 win over Orlando City B in the season opener, TFC II will be looking to continue that strong start. Tucson have three points on the season through two matches, having won their opener 3-1 at Orlando and falling by the same scoreline away to South Georgia Tormenta FC on April 3. “The two games we were able to see they played Orlando and Tormenta,” said TFC II coach...
Apr 13, 2019
Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against the Seattle Sounders

Predicting Toronto FC’s lineup against the Seattle Sounders

A return to the 3-5-2 for TFC? On Saturday afternoon Toronto FC are in Seattle for the latest rematch of the 2016 and 2017 MLS Cup finals. Dealing with injuries to Drew Moor and Auro, Greg Vanney might have to be a bit creative with his lineup selection. I think he will go with a back three, setting up his team in some sort of a 3-5-2/5-3-2 formation. Goalkeeper Alex Bono Still undefeated in this early part of the season, Bono will face his biggest challenge yet, as the Sounders have scored an impressive 11 goals in their five games so far. Toronto FC have scored 12 in four games, so...
Apr 13, 2019
TFC Reference Library: Back In The Lab

TFC Reference Library: Back In The Lab

Altidore vs. Familiar Foes Toronto FC are bound for Seattle to face their toughest challenge of this young MLS season. Here’s a couple fun numbers I’ll be keeping an eye on today. Altidore On The Bounce Jozy Altidore has now scored in Toronto FC’s last three league matches. If he finds the net on Saturday, he’ll rejoin a select list of players who’ve scored in 4+ consecutive MLS matches played by TFC (regular season and playoff). Altidore shares the club record with Danny Koevermans and Dwayne DeRosario, who both scored six goals over five matches. Jozy’s...
Apr 13, 2019
Toronto FC Prediction League 2019: Round 7 (@ Seattle)

Toronto FC Prediction League 2019: Round 7 (@ Seattle)

A big test out west Toronto FC face their greatest test of 2019 yet today as they take on the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. They may not have Drew Moor, but they will have an otherwise fairly healthy team heading into the match. Last week's prediction league wasn't great, with the 2-2 draw catching a few people off guard, but credit to JohnnyHandsome and our own Matt Boyle for getting the score bang on. Anyway, here's the leaderboard as it stands now. Will TFC pull this one out in Seattle?
Apr 12, 2019
‘Really Positive’: TFC II in high spirits after season-opening win

‘Really Positive’: TFC II in high spirits after season-opening win

Hear from head coach Michael Rabasca, Jacob Shaffelburg, and Fito Ovalle midweek after the 2-0 win over Orlando City B on topics ranging from Perruzza’s chip, Jayden Nelsen, the formation, the experienced spine, and more Toronto FC II began their season with a solid 2-0 win over ten-man Orlando City B last Friday. Luca Petrasso, 18, scored the first goal, earning himself a spot in the Team of the Week, and Jordan Perruzza, 18, added the second with a delicious chip, a goal that was nominated and won Goal of the Week. “It’s a good way to start the season,” smiled Michael Rabasca on...