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Toronto Lynx 2006

undefined Yet another losing start to the this by the Toronto Lynx, which should surprise no Lynx fan, condisering the lack of effort by the owners (Hartrells) to even try to build a winning soccer team under their charge. I would hope that MLSE have second thoughts about having this mediocre product (lynx) in the new Soccer stadium planned for toronto. The Lynx don't deserve to be part of such a great project. While there is still time for the Lynx to turn the season around. does anyone really feel they won't finish bottom of thier league standings?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 15:41 Thread Starter
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Toronto Lynx 2006: games Played: 3 games won: 0 Lost: 3
It's the same old song.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old May 19th, 2006, 14:54 Thread Starter
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Toronto lynx continue this week with a visit to Seattle. look for yet
another Toronto Lynx Loss .....prediction: Seattle 3 Toronto O:rollani:
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2006, 15:22 Thread Starter
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Lynx Update" Games Played 05:
Games Won: 00
Games Lost: 05



is it no surprise that this team is become the laughing stock of Toronto sports. Does anyone care anymore about the LYNX?


Hartrells get out of the soccer business now for the good of the game
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2006, 22:54
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Does anyone care anymore about the Leafs?

In both cases the answer is yes. Even perennial losers have loyal fans.
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Does anyone care anymore about the Leafs?

In both cases the answer is yes. Even perennial losers have loyal fans.
Yes but the Leaf management try to put a winning product on the ice,
although some people might disagree with this statement. All the Leafs fans were for signing Lindros even though he was washed up as a NHL a long time ago, same for Belfour etc. The Lynx on the other hand have always failed to put a playoff contender on the field only making the USL
playoffs twice in their history. Now in the 3rd week in may the Lynx
are more or less done for this season and the season is barley a month old. The big question for this Lynx team is will they win a game this season?
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Prediction.................Miami FC 3 Toronto Lynx 1
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There's no need to keep kicking the Lynx while they're down, we know how some feel about the matter, they'll probably get their wish when the MLS comes and the Lynx bite the dust.

No need to rejoice in the Hartrell's grief as they have put lots of money and effort into the Lynx no matter if they were misguided or incompetent in their efforts. Let's show some class.
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The Leafs and Jays throw a lot of money around too but throwing money around for the sake of it doesn't prove you care for a winning team.
Why didn't the lynx put a youth squad in the CPSL or CSL to provide
players for the future. The National side have always had 1 or 2 player
with no clubs (unattached) yet the Lynx failed to sign any of them.
look at the current U-20 team a few of them are unattched so why arn't the lynx trying to sign them, give them a chance to play on a regular basis, instead of bringing in 3 Brazilians who nobody has heard of. Nobody
like me who has followed the Lynx like to kick a team when they are down, but a team must try to succeed for it's fans, and the Lynx have
failed on that mission. 0-5 to start the season which likley means they
will miss the playoffs yet again....
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2006, 00:04
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Miami FC won 1-0 against the Toronto Lynx in this morning at the Centennial Stadium in Toronto. The goal was scored in the 18th minute by Brazilian star, Romario, assisted by Michael Erush.

The South Floridian squad has played two games on the road, both in similar weather conditions (as it was raining in Toronto today) and they’ve managed a win and a tie. The last game on the road on Sunday, May 7th, Miami tied against the Charleston Battery on a rainy night that represented the first official Miami FC match away from home.

Romario scored his 3rd goal in the USL First Division, while Erush recorded his first assist of the season.

Miami FC will now head to Montreal where they will face the Montreal Impact for the second time this season on Sunday, May 28, this time at the Claude Robillard Sports Complex at 4PM.
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How Long the Lynx wait till the fire the manager or the general manager,
something have to give cause the Lynx are not competitive. OK they just
lost 1-0 to FC Miami but by all reports the Lynz were never really in the game.
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Will this be Romario's only trip to Toronto this year?
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The Lynx actually won their first match of the season, with a 2-1 upset over the Vancouver Whitecaps today.

The Lynx are now 1-9-2.
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The Lynx actually won their first match of the season, with a 2-1 upset over the Vancouver Whitecaps today.

The Lynx are now 1-9-2.
They'll lose to the Serbian White Eagles too on July 14th :smileani: The SWE are a good squad and also have a good attendance record btw.
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Hey, 2-match win streak!

Toronto 1-0 Charleston, July 9
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Wow we almost beat you guys tonight,not very impresive we excpected to be beat soundly 1-0 Lynx id say the chances were pretty even,we missed a open net

Ој Крајино ноћас си далеко, ал знај добро на те мисли неко!
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Toronto Lynx join developmental league
Toronto Star, Oct. 13, 2006
by Allan Ryan

Inevitable, perhaps, but Toronto lost another pro soccer team this week. It was hardly the first; very possibly, won't be the last.

Then again, the Toronto Lynx — at least, its top-of-the-pyramid men's team — might only be going into hibernation.

Ten seasons a fixture in the United Soccer League's First Division, the Toronto Lynx will drop down two USL tiers for 2007 and resurface in the Premier Development League, amateurs comprised essentially of college-level players.

No question, being faced with the budding of a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team next spring provided final impetus for such a move, but Lynx co-owner Bruno Hartrell says now it was a business decision and probably long overdue.

"They've put us out of the pro soccer business," Hartrell said. "From a tactical point of view, it was just smarter to retreat, preserve some cash and poise ourselves for the growth in the marketplace that everyone, for the last 40 years, has been saying is coming. From a business standpoint, we're just taking the safest route for the Lynx to ensure continued growth."

The MLS's Toronto FC, backed by the deep pockets of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, will begin play this spring at the 20,000-seat, $63 million BMO Field now nearing completion at Exhibition Place.

The stadium represents the facility the Lynx have been pining for since 1997 when Hartrell and two partners founded the team —then proceeded to lose a combined $2.5 million over the first three years. Over the last seven seasons, Hartrell and wife Nicole have pretty much been the sole bankrollers, losing another $3 million. Their obvious passion for the game kept the Hartrells in there but so, too, did a clear-cut stubbornness.

"It's probably something I should've done four years ago," said Bruno, who will continue to run a total of 10 teams in the Lynx family — the new senior men's team; the Lady Lynx, who play in the USL's W-League; and eight youth teams, both boys and girls.

Operating budget for the First Division team, alone, was about $1 million (U.S.), of which $350,000 went to franchise fees and $300,000 to player salaries.

Like numbers for MLS teams are approximately $10 million and $2.2 million (U.S.), respectively; for the USL Developmental League, $50,000 and ... well, as Hartrell put it, "you can't pay them if you wanted to.

"It's sad in a lot of ways," he added. "It's sad because we worked so long and so hard and spent all that money getting nowhere. The relief is that I'm spared the financial burden. We might even make a profit, heaven forbid."

The men's Lynx, playing out of the very unspectacular Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke were averaging about 1,800 fans per game this past season.

Hartrell said he approached MLSE about backing the Lynx financially, as well as the MLS team, but his proposal was too premature for MLSE to consider.

He also said that the roughly $5,000 a game he was going to be charged as a tenant at the new stadium was about what he expected, but falling in behind both the MLS team and the Canadian Soccer Association for choice of game dates helped make his decision all the clearer.

"There were just too many obstacles to overcome," Hartrell said, "in an industry littered with obstacles, landmines — and casualties."

Two, three, four years down the road, Hartrell is confident it could be a different story. For starters, he's not as remotely as confident as MLSE about the ultimate success of Toronto FC.

"We're just going to draw back and see how the (soccer) landscape reorients itself — and it will," he said.
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addios toronto lynx!!!
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