PRO SOCCER NEWS AND RESOURCES FROM TORONTO AND BEYOND
- For FCC Head Coach Pat Noonan the Key to a Championship Season Relies on Attention to Detail, No Matter the ResultAs the MLS Cup Playoffs progress, the need for attention to detail raises and mistakes are amplified.For the most part, FC Cincinnati players acco… – MLS FC Cincinnati
- MIAMI – Inter Miami CF announced today that it will take on the El Salvador national team at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador on Friday, Jan… – MLS Inter Miami CF
- NEW YORK – Major League Soccer has fined and suspended Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Vanni Sartini for multiple violations of league policy on Nov… – MLS
- NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined Los Angeles FC defender Jesús Murillo an undisclosed amount for violating the league's simula… – MLS
- PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced their current roster status ahead of the 2024 season.The Timbers picked up the contract opti… – MLS Portland Timbers
- Frisco, Texas – FC Dallas today announced its year-end roster moves ahead of the 2024 MLS season.Players under contract for the 2024 season includ… – MLS FC Dallas
- Pádraig Smith sat in the car in his driveway, dialing his Sporting Director, Fran Taylor, about news he'd just heard on the drive home. Chris Arm… – MLS Colorado Rapids
- NEW YORK – Major League Soccer today announced details for the fourth edition of the adidas MLS College Showcase, which will take place from December … – MLS
- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2023) – Nashville Soccer Club submitted a list of the contract options the club exercised ahead of the 2024 Major League So… – MLS Nashville SC
- HARRISON, N.J. – New York Red Bulls defender Dylan Nealis has accepted a one-year contract through the 2024 season, the club announced today."We a… – MLS New York Red Bulls
- NEW YORK – Major League Soccer and Audi of America announced today that Alejandro Bedoya of the Philadelphia Union has been named the recipient of th… – MLS
- Inter Miami CF Sells out of 2024 Season Tickets; Club Announces Single-Match Ticket Presale Details for Limited Remaining Match TicketsOn Thursday, Inter Miami CF announced the Club has sold out of Season Tickets for the 2024 MLS Regular Season. Beginning on Thursday, Inter Miami fans… – MLS Inter Miami CF
- NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended FC Cincinnati defender Matt Miazga for three matches and issued an undisclosed fine for his mi… – MLS
- SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC today announced its 2023 team award recipients, as voted on by Sounders FC's players at the conclusion of the MLS… – MLS Seattle Sounders FC
- Inter Miami CF Is Set to Host Third Annual Battle of the Artists Presented by Heinken Silver this SaturdaySix exceptionally skilled local artists were chosen to join the hour-long competition to craft the most outstanding artwork inspired by Inter Miami, w… – MLS Inter Miami CF
- Armenia: Premier LeagueAlashkert 1 – 1 Ararat-ArmeniaBKMA 7 – 1 VanAsia: AFC CupMacarthur 4 – 0 Shan UnitedTaichung Futuro 1 – 0 CPKPhnom Penh Crown 4 – 0 Dynamic Herb CebuPSM 1 – 1 Hai PhongHougang United 1 – 4 SabahTainan City 3 – 0 UlaanbaatarMerw 1 – 1 RavshanAltyn Asyr 2 – 4 Abdysh-AtaBrazil: Serie APalmeiras 4 – 0 América MineiroRB Bragantino 1 – 2 FortalezaCruzeiro 1 – 1 Athletico ParanaenseGrêmio 2 – 1 GoiásCoritiba 1 – 1 BotafogoColombia: Primera ADeportivo Cali 0 – 2 Deportes TolimaAmérica de Cali 0 – 1 Atlético NacionalEgypt: Premier LeagueEl Geish 1 – […]
- Armenia: Premier LeagueNoah 5 – 1 West ArmeniaAsia: AFC Champions LeagueKitchee 1 – 2 Jeonbuk MotorsVentforet Kofu 3 – 3 Melbourne CityUrawa Reds 2 – 1 Wuhan Three TownsPohang Steelers 2 – 0 Hà NộiZhejiang 3 – 2 Buriram UnitedBangkok United 1 – 0 Lion City SailorsCentral Coast Mariners 1 – 1 TerengganuBali United 5 – 2 StallionBrazil: Serie AFlamengo 0 – 3 Atlético MineiroVasco da Gama 2 – 4 CorinthiansSantos 0 – 3 FluminenseBahia 0 – 1 São PauloCuiabá 0 – 2 InternacionalBulgaria: Second LeagueMarek 3 – 1 Chernomorets BurgasColombia: Primera AÁguilas Doradas 1 – 1 JuniorFortaleza CEIF 1 […]
- Albania: SuperligaLaçi 0 – 2 Egnatia RrogozhinëKukësi 2 – 2 Skënderbeu KorçëArgentina: Primera DivisiónBarracas Central 1 – 1 Argentinos JuniorsRacing Club 4 – 1 BelgranoNewell's Old Boys 3 – 0 Defensa y JusticiaArmenia: Premier LeagueShirak 1 – 1 PyunikAsia: AFC Champions LeagueIncheon United 2 – 1 Yokohama F. MarinosBG Pathum United 1 – 3 UlsanKawasaki Frontale 5 – 0 Johor Darul Ta'zimShandong Taishan 6 – 1 KayaAl Ain 1 – 3 PakhtakorAl Fayha 3 – 1 AhalNavbahor 0 – 2 Al HilalNassaji Mazandaran 2 – 0 Mumbai CityAl Ittihad Ahli Aleppo 0 – 2 Al WehdatKuwait SC 0 – 1 […]
- MLS has suspended Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Vanni Sartini for a total of six games, the league announced Thursday. Sartini had already earned an automatic one-game suspension as a result of receiving a red card at the end of Vancouver’s playoff loss to LAFC on Nov. 5. Thursday’s punishment adds an additional five games to that suspension for entering the field of play in a confrontational manner and public criticism following the match. Sartini has also been issued a $20,000 fine and must complete a league-approved behavioral assessment. The league’s press release added that Sartini…
- The New England Revolution has named Curt Onalfo sporting director, the club announced Thursday. Onalfo had been interim sporting director since Bruce Arena was placed under league investigation for alleged “inappropriate and insensitive remarks” on Aug. 1. He ultimately resigned from his position. Orlando City SC technical director Ricardo Moreira interviewed for the role and was a finalist, sources briefed on the process tell The Athletic. Onalfo joined the Revs in 2019 as technical director under Arena. He had previously been an assistant on Arena’s coaching staff at the LA Galaxy and…
- Elliot Fall and many of Pablo Mastroeni's assistant coaches will leave the club while Kurt Schmid will ascend to be chief soccer officer.
- Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco will depart the club this winter as his contract expires, ending a seven-year tenure at the club which included MLS Cup appearances in 2018 and 2021. The Timbers also won the MLS Is Back Tournament in 2020 where Blanco carried the group with three goals and five assists. He was named best player of the tournament but tore his ACL a month after the season resumed. Portland and Blanco had conversations about a potential return, but the 35-year-old attacker will move on. The Timbers plan to honor Blanco next year, as they consider the Argentine […]
- Inter Miami have sold out of their season tickets for the 2024 MLS regular season — just two weeks after the end of the 2023 campaign. Fans of the team will still be able to purchase single-match tickets, which will be available once the 2024 MLS regular season schedule is released. Miami announced in September that the 2024 season tickets have nearly doubled in price, for what will be Lionel Messi’s first full year with the club. Messi joined Miami on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain this summer and his arrival saw the club’s tickets skyrocket in price. Miami’s […]
- Sporting KC must find ways to insert more youth into the squad next season
- Orlando should extend the head coach and sporting department that led to its best-ever season. Beyond that, this is a solid group.
- FC Cincinnati center back Matt Miazga, recently voted the 2023 MLS defender of the year, will miss the Eastern Conference final and, if Cincinnati advances, MLS Cup due to suspension. MLS announced Wednesday evening that Miazga would be suspended for three games, fined an undisclosed amount and must undergo a behavioral assessment through the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (SABH) Program after entering the officials locker room following FC Cincinnati’s win over the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Nov. 4. Miazga can petition for a reduction in suspension based on continued…
- The Union find good deals within MLS and abroad. Can the club keep it up as it seeks to recover from another heartbreaking loss?
- The U.S. is often seen as being removed from the history of global soccer, but it has long played a role in evolving core tenets of the game
- Seattle has transitioned between attacking eras plenty before, but it remains to be seen if they can do so again in a new brand of MLS
- Major League Soccer could be the first major professional football league to introduce sin bins. The sport’s lawmakers — the International Football Association Board (IFAB) — approved trials designed to clamp down on player behaviour at a meeting in London on Tuesday. New protocols regarding temporary dismissals for conduct such as dissent and surrounding the referee, as well as tactical fouls, could now be in place for the 2024-25 season. The annual business meeting (ABM) sets the agenda for the annual general meeting (AGM) on March 2, where potential changes to the laws of the game…
- Mackay talks coaching hire timeline, working with Dave Kasper and more
- From what fans wear to what they eat, the English football and American soccer matchday experiences are significantly different
- FC Cincinnati superstar and captain Luciano Acosta was named the 2023 MLS MVP on Monday, becoming the first player in team history to earn the award. Here’s what you need to know. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder had 17 goals and 10 primary assists this season, leading Cincinnati to win the Supporters’ Shield, the club’s first-ever trophy. Including secondary assists, Acosta’s 31 goal contributions (17 goals, 14 assists) led MLS in 2023. Acosta finished with 60 percent of the total vote, well ahead of second-place Dénis Bouanga (15 percent) and third-place Thiago Almada (6…
- LAFC will play for a second-straight trip to MLS Cup next weekend after a narrow win away at Seattle.
- Houston continues its bid for a domestic double after winning the U.S. Open Cup earlier this season
- Cincinnati beats Philadelphia Union with controversial late winner in MLS Eastern Conference semifinalYerson Mosquera's late goal will probably be one that gets debated for years to come
- In a game that was more defensive than expected, a striker off the bench and an unheralded goalkeeper were heroes for the Crew.
- Once perennial losers in MLS, Orlando City's rise has coincided with its adoption of a distinct, take-no-prisoners approach to the game
- Alexi Lalas and David Mosse answer an #AskAlexi question about why MLS MVP's like Hany Mukhtar and Luciano Acosta continue to be underrated by their respective national teams, begging the question why countries around the world continue to disrespect these players by not giving them a fair shake.
- Alexi Lalas and David Mosse discussed if it is time for Gio Reyna to leave Dortmund for better opportunities and has Ricardo Pepi surpassed Flo Balogun after he continues to impress with PSV.
- The two teams that will square off for the 2023 MLS Cup will be determined on Saturday, with FC Cincinnati hosting the Columbus Crew in an all-Ohio Eastern Conference final and the Houston Dynamo visiting defending champ LAFC out west.
- The 2023 MLS Cup playoffs are underway. Here's how you can catch all of the action leading up to the final on FOX.
- Real Madrid wasn’t supposed to still be this good after losing its top scorer this summer and being decimated by injuries.
- FIFA lost a key ruling in London for its plans to regulate soccer player agents and cap the fees and commissions they earn.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been hit with a class-action lawsuit seeking at least $1 billion in damages for promoting cryptocurrency-related NFTs.
- FC Cincinnati defender Matt Miazga was suspended three matches and fined an undisclosed amount Wednesday by MLS for misconduct.
- Marko Arnautovic, Davide Frattesi and Alexis Sanchez all scored against Benfica as Serie A leaders remain on contention to win group.
- Arsenal has 6 different scorers in a 6-0 win over Lens to advance to round of 16 in Champions LeagueArsenal had six different scorers in a 6-0 rout of Lens on Wednesday that secured a place in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
- A goal by USMNT forward Ricardo Pepi put PSV Eindhoven in position to qualify for the knockout stage of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League, but Wednesday didn't go as well for Bayern Munich or Manchester United.
- Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham scored a goal each as already qualified Real Madrid beat second-place Napoli 4-2 in the Champions League.
- Ricardo Pepi scored the winner two minutes into stoppage time, moving PSV Eindhoven into position to advance to the knockout stage.
- The way to fix the NBA In-Season Tournament is by turning creative borrowing from European soccer into flat-out plagiarism of it. Single elimination. Do-or-die, every time.
- A video review official has been removed from his Wednesday assignment after a controversial handball penalty in the PSG-Newcastle game.
- Alexi Lalas and David Mosse reacted to the controversial FC Cincinnati's Yerson Mosquera game-winning goal in extra time against the Philadelphia Union. Again reigniting the fervorous debate surrounding VAR across the soccer community.
- Bayern Munich gave goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer a one-year contract extension Tuesday after his successful return from a broken leg.
- Four more teams advanced to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League Tuesday, but the first half of Matchday 4 will be mostly remembered for one major upset and three others that almost were.
- Paris Saint-Germain narrowly retained the No. 2 spot in Group F with a penalty deep into stoppage time.
- Julian Alvarez's winner in the 87th as City preserved an unbeaten home record in the Champions League that dates back to 2018.
Igniting the North with a Blaze of MLS Soccer Glory
In the bustling heart of Canada’s largest city, a fire burns brighter than the skyline. Toronto FC, a team that has become synonymous with passion, resilience, and captivating soccer, has carved a place for itself in Major League Soccer (MLS) history. From the spirited cheers of the fans to the dazzling plays on the pitch, Toronto FC has ignited a fervor that reverberates not only in the city but across the entire league.
Toronto FC’s journey in MLS began in 2007, and over the years, they have grown into a force to be reckoned with. The team’s pursuit of excellence culminated in 2017 when they clinched the MLS Cup, bringing home their first major trophy. This triumphant moment was more than just a victory on the field—it was a culmination of years of dedication, hard work, and an unyielding commitment to the sport.
Nestled by the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario, BMO Field stands as the fortress where Toronto FC battles its opponents. The stadium’s intimate atmosphere ensures that every seat is a front-row experience, allowing fans to be part of the action and feel the energy of the game. The sight of the team’s signature red and black colors waving in the stands is a testament to the unwavering support that Toronto FC garners from its loyal fans.
Toronto FC’s fans, known as the “Red Patch Boys” and “U-Sector,” are more than spectators—they are an essential part of the team’s identity. Their chants, songs, and raucous celebrations create an electrifying atmosphere that transforms BMO Field into a cauldron of excitement. Whether in victory or defeat, the fans stand by their team, igniting a bond that transcends the sport itself.
Toronto’s multicultural fabric is beautifully reflected in the diversity of the team’s roster. Players from around the world converge to create a tapestry of soccer brilliance, infusing the game with global influences and perspectives. This international flavor adds depth to Toronto FC’s identity and resonates with the city’s multicultural spirit.
Every sports story is enriched by rivalries, and Toronto FC is no exception. Matches against Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps FC, part of the Canadian Classique, are marked by heightened intensity and fierce competition. These clashes are more than games; they are showdowns that ignite passions and fuel the fervor of fans on both sides.
Toronto FC extends its impact beyond the field, embracing the power of soccer to bring about positive change. From community outreach programs to charitable initiatives, the team’s presence is felt far beyond the stadium gates, illustrating their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.
As Toronto FC continues its journey in MLS, the future shines with boundless possibilities. The team’s legacy is etched in the hearts of fans who have celebrated its triumphs, weathered its challenges, and remained devoted through it all. With each pass, each goal, and each season, Toronto FC stands as a beacon of soccer brilliance, a testament to the indomitable spirit of the North, and a reminder that the fire of passion burns brighter than ever on the Canadian soccer stage.