Toronto FC

SKC-MLS-CupFC Dallas stays in the number one position in the MLS rankings, while Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy both jumped up the rankings after good weekends.

1: FC Dallas
Even if they’re not playing well, they’re always so dangerous on set pieces that they can just bury you. It was even through an hour this weekend, then Houston gave ‘em an inch. And then it was over.

Last Week: Won vs. Houston, 4-1
This Week: Saturday vs. Seattle

2: Real Salt Lake
Going on the road and getting a point is always a good result. Doing it at the MLS Cup champions’ place, and getting a MotM performance from your backup ‘keeper? Tough, gutty early-season performance.

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Toronto FC's home ground BMO FieldNothing like a bit of Major League Soccer aggro to get the day going! With the opening of the 2014 MLS season less than a month away, Eastern Conference rivals the Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC are already exchanging handbags.

It appears that Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz is not amused with TFC‘s spending spree that has seen them sign the likes of Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Julio Cesar.

n an interview with The Philly Soccer Page this week, Sakiewiz took a swipe at TFC for spending in excess of $90 million this off-season.

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Julio-Cesar-BrazilWow. What an offseason it has been for Toronto FC and it looks like it is going to get even better with the news that TFC is closing in on Brazilian national team goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

According to a report from Brazilian daily O Globo, and on mlssoccer.com, Cesar is set to join the revolution in Toronto by signing with the Reds on loan. The report states that the 34-year-old veteran – who is currently on the books of Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers – will arrive in Canada next Wednesday to finalize the details of his deal.

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ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman has tweeted that Toronto FC are on the verge of signing US national team and AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley.

 

Bradley has become surplus requirements at Roma after they signed Radja Nainggolan from Cagliari this week.

It has not been a good month for USA midfielders, as Bradley’s midfielder partner in midfield Jermaine Jones is also looking for a new club with MLS a possible destination for the Schalke man.

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jermain-defoeWell its not quite the “biggest signing in MLS history that MLSE President Tim Leiweke promised, but it is a big one as Toronto FC have reportedly agreed to buy Jermain Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur for £6 million and pay Defoe a reported £90,000-a-week for the next four years.

At today’s exchange rates, that translates into a transfer fee of $10.3 million Canadian and wages of $155,000 a week. That would make the 31-year-old Defoe one of the highest paid players in MLS.

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seattle-sounders-fansMajor League Soccer has announced its complete 2014 regular season schedule, and just as it did during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, MLS will take a two-week break between June 12-24, when the 2014 World Cup is taking place in Brazil.

The league’s 19th season will begin on Saturday, March 8 in Seattle, where the host Sounders will take on Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field, followed by seven matches that evening and one on Sunday, March 9. The regular season will end on Oct. 26 before the MLS Cup playoffs begin the following week.

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The Toronto FC 2014 schedule has been released and we have tickets to every big TFC match, both home and away this season. You can also buy your Toronto FC tickets directly from your iPhone or Android  phones with our new ticket app.

Toronto FC 2014 Schedule
Mar 15 11:00 ET Seattle Sounders FC v Toronto FC – Buy Toronto FC Tickets
Mar 23 4:00 ET Toronto FC v DC United – Buy Toronto FC Tickets
Mar 29 9:30 ET Real Salt Lake v Toronto FC – Buy Toronto FC Tickets

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TFC Fans BMO FieldTalk about snatch and grab at Gillette Stadium last night. Toronto FC rode a second minute goal from Matias Laba and some terrific goalkeeping from Joe Bendik to pick up an unlikely three points last night.

New England coach Jay Heaps must still be wondering how his side did not win this game. In the opening 30 minutes, New England alone had two shots cleared off the line and Saër Sène missed a chance that he has to bury.

Overall the Revolution, who had almost 64% of the possession in the game, out-shot Toronto 17-6 but they could not find a way past a packed TFC defense.

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Diego ForlanAccording to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail, Uruguay international Diego Forlan is heading to Toronto FC.

Tim Leiweke, who knows a thing or two about signing stars after his spell at the LA Galaxy, is the new president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. (TFC‘s owners) and he is ready to make a splash.

Forlan, who played for Uruguay in the recently completed Confederations Cup, is expected to join Toronto FC as a designated player this week, in a multiyear, multimillion-dollar deal.

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BMO-FieldToronto FC will host AS Roma in a friendly Aug. 7 at BMO Field. It will mark the first time that TFC will face an Italian club in a friendly match. Buy Toronto FC v AS Roma Tickets

Roma are coming over the North America to play the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday July 31 and are expected to schedule another game between that one and the trip to TFC.

“It’s always exciting to play a match against a club as storied as AS Roma,” said Toronto FC President and General Manager Kevin Payne. “With great players like Totti and De Rossi, this will be a real test for our players and a treat for our supporters and the Italian community in Toronto.”

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