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Feb 15, 2019
Mississauga MetroStars vs Baltimore Blast: Preview and Game Thread

Mississauga MetroStars vs Baltimore Blast: Preview and Game Thread

Mississauga look to start the second half of the season with a win Preview: On Friday night the Mississauga MetroStars will start the second half of their season at home against the Baltimore Blast. They are currently on a seven game losing streak, and it doesn’t get any easier for the MetroStars. They will need to overcome the Baltimore Blast, who have already beaten them in all three games between the teams this season, including a 14-6 loss in Maryland on January 20th and an overtime heartbreaker on January 3rd. The MetroStars are returning home after a four game road trip, which saw...
Feb 15, 2019
MetroStars Q&A: All your arena soccer questions answered

MetroStars Q&A: All your arena soccer questions answered

Answering your MetroStars/arena soccer questions! The Mississauga MetroStars are now at the halfway point of their inaugural Major Arena Soccer League season, so I decided to host a Mississauga MetroStars/ arena soccer Q and A on Twitter. Thanks for asking some great questions! If you ever have any more, send them to me on Twitter, or leave them in the comment section below any of my articles. Now, into the questions! Where can I find a schedule? How is parking during the games? Can I buy a jersey?— Max Power (@DJFuzzboy) February 11, 2019 The full Mississauga MetroStars schedule...
Feb 13, 2019
Toronto FC unveil 2019 home kit

Toronto FC unveil 2019 home kit

It’s red! Toronto FC revealed their newest threads on Wednesday evening at the CN Tower. Club president Bill Manning was on hand for the unveiling ceremony in front of select season seat holders at a special event. New jersey for the 6ix. pic.twitter.com/dAkYbMct6X— Major League Soccer (@MLS) February 14, 2019 It’s a very red kit, with red shoulder stripes and red accents. New for this year is a collar button, which adds a bit of an extra design element to an otherwise fairly plain shirt. There’s also a pretty cool-looking jock tag with the CN Tower laid over a maple leaf....
Feb 13, 2019
Footy Talks Roundtable: The Alejandro Pozuelo situation continues to get more complicated

Footy Talks Roundtable: The Alejandro Pozuelo situation continues to get more complicated

Plus the first-ever Waking the Red roundtable on the podcast. I’m sure Toronto FC would have liked to have dealt with their business in a smooth manner. With the way this offseason has gone, the smoother they could have brought Alejandro Pozuelo into the fold the better. Well, as has been the case it seems ever since Tim Bezbatchenko decided to leave around Christmas time, nothing is going quite to plan for Toronto FC. With a potential legal dispute looming with the player’s current club Genk, it could be a while, if ever, before the Spaniard suits up for the club. This all makes...
Feb 11, 2019
Canadian Premier League granted spot in Concacaf League

Canadian Premier League granted spot in Concacaf League

The tournament serves as an entry point for the Concacaf Champions League Canadian Premier League clubs will now have two opportunities to qualify for the Concacaf Champions League, thanks to today’s news that the CPL will contribute one team to the preliminary stage of the Concacaf League (the other entry point, of course, being the Canadian Championship). Not to be confused with the Champions League, the Concacaf League has — until now — served as a club championship for Central America and the Caribbean, with current holders Herediano (of Costa Rica) entering the 2019 Champions...
Feb 11, 2019
Mississauga MetroStars 5 - 13 Utica City FC: MetroStars finish first half of the season with their 7th straight loss

Mississauga MetroStars 5 - 13 Utica City FC: MetroStars finish first half of the season with their 7th straight loss

UCFC scored five goals in the fourth quarter, earning a dominating victory The Mississauga MetroStars finished off their four-game road trip in Utica, New York on Sunday afternoon against Eastern Division leaders Utica City FC. Travelling without two of their highest-scoring players, Mo Babouli and Dwayne De Rosario, the MetroStars used Adrian Becic and Marco Rodriguez as their two co-captains. Adrian Cann is usually the co-captain with De Rosario, and was playing, but not named as one for Sunday’s match. Bo Jelovac got Utica on the board right away, scoring just 18 seconds into the...
Feb 11, 2019
Report: Genk unwilling to let Pozuelo join Toronto FC

Report: Genk unwilling to let Pozuelo join Toronto FC

The Belgian side are in the middle of a title race. The circus continues. Not long after it came into the open that Toronto FC are pursuing Alejandro Pozuelo as a third Designated Player, it now seems that his current club — KRC Genk — are holding onto him a little tighter than we may have expected. The club has released a statement this morning stating (as far as I can tell — the website is in Flemish and they don’t have a French version) that they expect Pozuelo to remain in Belgium until June. Genk have released a statement saying they agreed Alejandro Pozuelo would stay until...
Feb 10, 2019
What will Ali Curtis shape Toronto FC into?

What will Ali Curtis shape Toronto FC into?

Bad timing, perhaps, but he may be putting TFC in the right direction. Since Tim Bezbatchenko left Toronto FC’s front office in January and was replaced by Ali Curtis as GM, chaos has really hit the Reds. But that’s not necessarily because of him; Bez left Curtis with some significant problems when he departed TFC. Amid the uncertainty in the TFC camp, with Sebastian Giovinco and Victor Vazquez leaving, and Gregory van der Wiel also on the way out, I wanted to give you an idea of the type of team former New York Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis may want to shape Toronto FC...
Feb 8, 2019
Reports: Toronto FC pursuing Alejandro Pozuelo as third DP

Reports: Toronto FC pursuing Alejandro Pozuelo as third DP

The Spanish midfielder could soon be on his way to Toronto According to Sam Stejskal from mlssoccer.com, Toronto FC are interested in purchasing Spanish attacking midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo, one of several options the club is pursuing to be their third designated player. Pozuelo, 27, is currently the captain of Belgian side Genk. Genk are in first position in the Jupiler Pro League, ahead of second-place Club Brugge by 12 points. They are also in the middle of a Europa League campaign. Belgian outlet voetbalkrant.com revealed on Friday that Pozuelo has received an offer from a Canadian...
Feb 5, 2019
Report: Toronto FC interested in Jonathan Menendez

Report: Toronto FC interested in Jonathan Menendez

The Reds are rumoured to be in talks for a loan. By popular demand: According to several reports, Toronto FC are in talks with Independiente of Argentina for a loan move that would send striker Jonathan (Jony) Menendez to BMO Field on, possibly, a six-month term with an option to buy. The 24-year-old Argentine has bounced around clubs in the past few years, most recently cutting short a loan spell at Qatari side Al-Rayyan, where he had one goal in four games. Menendez has also played for Argentinean clubs Chacarita Juniors and Talleres de Cordoba, as well as a three-year...
Feb 5, 2019
Official: Toronto FC sign Terrence Boyd

Official: Toronto FC sign Terrence Boyd

The U.S. international will add depth to the attack. Toronto FC announced this morning that they've officially added American striker Terrence Boyd, after about a week or so of rumours. The 27-year-old has played in Germany’s second flight the past three seasons with SV Darmstadt 98, with five goals in 44 appearances. Boyd has also featured for the U.S men’s national team on several occasions, with 14 caps to his name. The Reds, who lost a good deal of their attacking depth this off-season with the departures of Tosaint Ricketts and Lucas Janson (and Sebastian Giovinco, obviously), have...
Feb 4, 2019
6ix on a Wave: If You Leave Me Now

6ix on a Wave: If You Leave Me Now

How have you handled this breakup? Happy Monday, gang! How was everyone’s weekend? I heard the Super Bowl was... on TV. In all seriousness, though — I hope everyone spent their weekend as I did: slowly weaning themselves off freebasing the 24/7 #tfclive messtival of tears... well, trying to anyway. I mean... the hot takes? Delicious. The trolling? LEGENDARY. There’s Revisionist History! Chat-room pitchfork mobs! There are Twitter feuds starting over semantics! There’s Impact fans chirping at us en francais! We have culture wars! We have a season-ticket return policy,...
Feb 3, 2019
Toronto FC’s Management has had a good off-season (thus far)

Toronto FC’s Management has had a good off-season (thus far)

When life hands you lemons... So, you wanted drama? You wanted excitement? You wanted a reason to constantly monitor your favourite Toronto FC website? Well, you got it... again, and again, and again! Even if nothing else happens between now and the first MLS game (fat chance), this has been the off-season to end all off-seasons. In each transaction, Toronto FC’s management has done the right thing under some very trying circumstances. Sebastian Giovinco, while undoubtedly the best footballer in TFC history, was handsomely paid for his tremendous service over the past four years. By any...
Feb 2, 2019
Toronto FC caught in an awkward transition after Giovinco transfer

Toronto FC caught in an awkward transition after Giovinco transfer

This might all be part of the plan, but the timeline definitely isn’t ideal. There is nothing like the seemingly heartless jettisoning of a beloved player to remind everyone that soccer, after all, is a business. Toronto FC fans had become accustomed to an ownership group that appeared willing to hand blank cheques to management. The sale of Sebastian Giovinco to Al-Hilal is an early sign that this is no longer the case. The club simply wasn’t going to keep Giovinco at his current rate, which was apparently his demand. The mandate from the top is to cut salary after Toronto have had...
Jan 31, 2019
Report:Toronto FC looking to make big splash after Giovinco exit

Report:Toronto FC looking to make big splash after Giovinco exit

wherein your intrepid cub reporter, Jeffrey P. Nesker, dips into the wild world of a #TFC meltdown. The last 12 hours have been epochal for this football club we swear allegiance to, this Toronto FC. No two ways about it. Eras have ended. Bridges have been burned. Throughout TFC fandom, sides have been drawn, redrawn, and abandoned as new information comes in and completes the picture. TL:DR - we are freaking the *&^% out. At the expense of sleep, any measurable ‘work’, and personal relationships/hygiene, your crack team of gumshoes at WTR HQ have dissected every Twitter rumour, every...