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The 2010 Toronto FC thread

The 2009 thread

Toronto's season opens March 27 at Columbus. Full team schedule
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old February 9th, 2010, 03:02
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Reds Squad Heads To Florida



The Reds training camp moves south for the next three weeks and for the fourth year in a row, the team will train at IMG Academies in Bradenton. The squad will then head directly from Bradenton to Orlando for the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic and will not return to train in Toronto until the first week in March.

"It will be great to start to train on grass," said Toronto FC Head Coach Preki. "Training on turf is not easy because players get banged up or have injuries. Now we will really be able to see what everybody is like and it will give us a clear indication of what each player can give us. In Florida we will really be able to start our preparations for the first game of the season."

The team currently has three games scheduled during its time
  • University of Central Florida on February 11,
  • University of South Florida on February 14
  • D.C. United on February 17
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Reds Sign Harden From Rapids
Defender acquired in exchange for draft pick


Toronto FC announced Wednesday they have acquired defender Ty Harden from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a third round MLS SuperDraft pick in 2011. Per league and team policies financial terms were not available.

Harden returned to football in 2009 after taking a year off to pursue philanthropic work. "We are excited to have him on board with us," said head coach Preki. "He's a good quality, young defender and there are many things I like about him. He showed a lot of promise in his rookie season with the Galaxy and we hope he can add some toughness to our back line."

Harden, 25, was a second round pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft of the Los Angeles Galaxy. In his rookie season he started all 24 games that he played in, amassing 2,086 minutes. He went on to be named the Galaxy's 2007 Defender of the Year.

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TFC Well Beaten By Red Bulls
Angel scores three as Reds finish with ten men


Toronto FC's unbeaten run in preseason came to an end when they were beaten 4-0 by the New York Red Bulls in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic on Saturday night.
Juan Pablo Angel scored a hat-trick and to add to Toronto's misery, Julian de Guzman was sent off for a second half foul on the Colombian striker. It is the second match in a row that the Reds have played a man down following Nick Garcia's sending off in the 1-0 win over FC Dallas on Thursday.

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Revs Rout Reds

A poor second half allows rookie hat-trick in 4-1 loss


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Zack Schilawski became only the third MLS rookie to score a hat trick Saturday as New England used a second-half surge to dispatch Toronto FC 4-1 at Gillette Stadium.

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DeRosario's two goals sink the Union
The Union played with 10 men on the road again because of a red card from their captain (again).
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2010 NUTRILITE CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - Montreal 0::2 Toronto - BMO Field
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Too Early For Enmity Toward Montreal?

Mike Ulmer's unique reception of new MLS team


05/07/10
The Montreal Impact, the Major League Soccer version, officially exists today.
Never forget this: for a Torontonian it’s never too early to hate anything from Montreal. Toronto FC has a new rival and this will be a little bit better than booing members of the Columbus Crew.

We know the name Impact has been around in North American soccer circles for quite a while and it would be small and petty to mention the team seems to be named after an excruciating dental condition. No, we will hold back on those spiteful rejoinders until…now.

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Toronto FC Reds beat L'Impact 1-0 to eliminate Montreal from the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. Strong work from Chad Barrett leads to Dwayne De Rosrio's 73rd minute match winner.

http://www.theaircanadacentre.com/TorontoFC_Live.asp

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Now they just have to beat Vancouver on Wednesday to clinch the Cup!
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Toronto FC earn 1:1 tie with Bolton Wanderers FC , drop PK shootout
A penalty loss to Bolton 1-1 (4-3 PKs) but a good showing by the Academy kids who were up for it as well as a couple of the trialists. And of course, this beauty goal by Maicon, his first as a Red, set up by Mista's cultured left foot



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Toronto FC fires Preki and Johnston

Major League Soccer's Toronto FC fired coach Preki Radosavljevic and director of soccer Mo Johnston on Tueday.

Toronto is third in the East at 7-10-7 and appears likely to miss the playoffs following Saturday's 1-0 home loss to D.C. United, which has the poorest record in the league.

Preki, inducted last month into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame, was in his first season with Toronto after earning coach of the year honors at ChivasUSA. Johnson had been with the team since its inception, and Toronto has never made the playoffs.

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Mo had to go.

At the beginning of the season, I was hoping that TFC would play poorly enough to get rid him, than miraculously make the playoffs after he is gone :smileani:

I thought Preki deserved more time, but word on the street is that the players couldn't stand him... Still, TFC generally looks much organized on the field than ever before. MLSE got rid of him in a bid to keep season ticket renewals high.
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having had tickets in 113 since the inaugural season, i find my interest in TFC has been in the past seasons steadly waning. The prices of everything keep rising ( i remember when parking was only 10$) and tickets were dirt cheap. I didn't mind that we were crap then as we were a new team. However, 4 years on, we saw a bright start turn into the same frustrating TFC. We win in cup games but struggle in the league. I understand prices will rise naturally but it's disillusioning when you get to the stadium and have to fork over money to see players who disgrace the shirt making the team week in and week out. I'm having serious doubts about maintaining my seats, especially when the schedule of games is so screwed up every year.

Mo had to go. Apparently nobody likes Preki either. We lost 4-1 to Real in CONCACAAF last night, hopefully the boys will push for that playoff spot. We have a decent squad, they just don't seem all that motivated sometimes. The cup is in Toronto this year after all.

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TFC ticket-price increases hit the hardcore hardest
By Paul Attfield, Globe and Mail Sept. 22

In officially announcing next year’s season-ticket price increases Tuesday, Toronto FC owner Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has clearly decided to hit the hard-core fans the hardest.

The all-singing, all-dancing denizens of BMO Field’s south section – whose pictures are being used by TFC in its season-ticket promotional material – face a 34-per-cent increase for next year, to $433 from $323. Those season tickets retailed for $200 in the team’s inaugural 2007 season.

That extra $110 gives fans four more games for their money – including a ticket to the Major League Soccer Cup final in November – boosting the per-game price to $19.68 from $17.94, a rise of 9.7 per cent. However, fans seem less than impressed at having no choice to opt out of the ticket to this year’s championship match, with the portents of TFC taking part in the festivities looking unlikely at best.

“The fan that goes to BMO Field and supports Toronto FC should have the option to go to that final or not,” said Phil Tobin, vice-president of the Red Patch Boys supporters group, “because, most likely, and I might be wrong on this, the team is not going to make the final this year.”

With a top season-ticket price already averaging more than the majority of the English Premier League teams, fans of one of MLS’s best-supported clubs might have been expecting something more palatable for next season, especially given the seemingly backward step the team has taken on the field this year. The playoffs are once again a long-shot with just five games to play in MLS regular season.

The dismissal last week of both director of soccer Mo Johnston and head coach Predrag (Preki) Radosavljevic has given fans reason to hope for the future, although MLSE vice-president and chief operating officer Tom Anselmi denied those changes had anything to do with season-ticket renewals. Those changes at the top should help TFC stave off widespread fan apathy in the near future, according to Tobin.

“I would feel more comfortable in the prediction that that tipping point is next year,” he said, although a fan poll on the Red Patch Boys website Tuesday had a number of people determined to drop their tickets, “because a lot of optimism was bought with the idea that there is a change in coaching, that there is a change in general manager.”

In addition to the rising prices, MLSE will also benefit from the increase in season-ticket base to 18,000 from 16,000, with the majority of those extra tickets being sold in the new north stand, built last winter but which was far from full on many occasions this season. Those tickets are on sale at a renewal price of $1,011, more than double the $433 being charged to sit in the south stand although offering a similar vantage point.

“There’s obviously a sense from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment that there’s still this incredible demand and maybe they do,” Tobin said of MLSE’s claims of a season-ticket waiting list of close to 20,000, “but I haven’t seen it this year. I’ve seen empty seats a lot of the time at games, and not just at the beginning and the end, but throughout the entire game.”

These changes come at a time when MLSE is already making increased profit after the switch to the 13-per-cent harmonized sales tax on sports tickets instead of the 15-per-cent entertainment tax. Though the MLS salary cap is increasing by $127,500 (remaining currency U.S.) for next season – raising the overall number to $2.68-million – salaries, other than those to afforded to designated players such as Julian de Guzman and Spanish striker Miguel Angel Ferrer Martinez, are paid by the league, with teams chipping in a third of their ticket revenues to help offset those costs.

TFC’s season-ticket packages are certainly among the most expensive in MLS. While the Los Angeles Galaxy exceed TFC with a top-price season ticket of $3,750 for next season – in comparison to $1,999 at BMO – those prices are skewed slightly with David Beckham’s $6.5-million salary on their books. A more realistic comparison would be the Chicago Fire, whose top ticket to sit in the stands is $999, which comes with free parking and discounted concessions, as well as the option to pay for the ticket in instalments.
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Increasing the ticket prices even though the team is shit and border line unwatchable? that makes sense.

Ој Крајино ноћас си далеко, ал знај добро на те мисли неко!
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Interim coach will respect whichever direction the club takes

TORONTO – Nick Dasovic knows he might not be hired as Toronto FC’s head coach next season. But would he take the job if offered?

“Absolutely, I’d take it in a second,” TFC's interim coach told reporters on Tuesday. “In saying that, if they feel it’s not the right time, I would respect that decision as well.”

Since taking over from Preki on Sept. 14, Dasovic led the club to a 3-4-3 record in all competitions over a six-week stint.

The Reds have failed to make the playoffs in each of their four years in existence. Though Dasovic fell short of breaking that streak, he was pleased with the players’ response to his more flexible approach.

Those same players endorsed him, saying the creative license they had was quite different from control that characterized Preki’s defensive regime. While the offense picked up in the new open style, the team’s once strong defense struggled down the stretch, committing mistakes that led to multi-goal games.

http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2010/10...ching-decision

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Increasing the ticket prices even though the team is shit and border line unwatchable? that makes sense.
I still renewed.

In fairness, they reacted to the fan's backlash by cutting down the increase and holding town halls to clear the air with supporter groups. I can admire them for that, but I'm not sure how permanent these changes will be. Once they realise that the only group of real hardcore fans (south end and some on the west end) are keeping people coming to games, themselves disillusioned, they can move forward from what this franchise is.

Watching 4 seasons of this is tiresome and I was close to not renewing my seats in the supporter end. Its true they did add a few more games in there, but honestly most of the time the invited international teams have no relation to the demographics I've seen, nor are they particularly exciting. The value is not added in adding those games, just a hassle of coming and watching a game you don't care about, and seeing TFC play in the midweek when our league results have been hurting. To further rant, the parking at the Ex has gone from 10$ to 15$ in 1.5 years, it seems like everyone is trying to cash in on TFC fans.

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