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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: Montreal Impact – Meeting the First at Waking the Red

Preview for tonight's all-Canadian encounter between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact is up over at Waking the Red.

Part One looks over their lineup and form, while Part Two hits the game film for strengths and weaknesses – check them out

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: New York City FC – Meeting the First at Waking the Red

The preview materials for Toronto FC's match on Saturday at BMO Field against expansion side New York City FC are up over at Waking the Red.

Know Your Enemy comes in two parts: Part One assesses their lineup and form, while Part Two hits the game film for strengths and weaknesses.

How You Doin' is behind schedule, but my responses to Hudson River Blue's questions can be found here.

Check them out

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy & How You Doin'? DC United at Waking the Red

The preview materials for Toronto FC's match at DC United this evening are up over at Waking the Red.

Know Your Enemy assesses the opposition: Part One looks over their lineup and form, while Part Two reviews the game film for strengths and weaknesses.

In How You Doin'?, WTR exchanges some questions with Ben Bromley of SB Nation's DC United site, Black and Red United – WTR's responses to their questions can be found here.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Canadian Content MLS Round 13 at Canadian Soccer News

The weekly review of the Canadian performances in MLS went up over at Canadian Soccer News earlier this week.

Round Thirteen proved to be a lucky one, as Will Johnson made his return to the Timbers, taking the top spot – Kofi Opare and Jonathan Osorio rounded out the top three.

Two further Canadians made their season debuts as well, Anthony Jackson-Hamel in Montreal and Jay Chapman in Toronto.

Check it out

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: San Jose Earthquakes at Waking the Red

Previews for Toronto FC's upcoming match on Saturday against the San Jose Earthquakes at BMO Field are up over at Waking the Red.

Part One assesses their lineup and form, while Part Two reviews the game film for strengths and weaknesses.

Check them out

Friday, 29 May 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Canadian Content MLS Round 12 at Canadian Soccer News

The weekly review of the Canadian performances in MLS went up a tad late this week over at Canadian Soccer News.

The top three spots go to Kofi Opare, Jonathan Osorio, and Karl Ouimette.

Check it out – and CSN is looking for support, check that out too.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy & How You Doin' – Portland Timbers at Waking the Red

The usual preview materials went up yesterday at Waking the Red.

In Know Your Enemy, the Portland Timbers are examined in detail. Part One assesses their lineup and form heading into Saturday's match, while Part Two hits the game film searching for strengths and weaknesses.

In How You Doin', WTR reaches out to sister SB Nation Portland Timbers site, Stumptown Footy, writer Will Conwell to dig into a few of their issues – WTR's responses can be found here.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Canadian Content MLS Round 11 at Canadian Soccer News

The weekly round up of the weekend that was for the Canadians in MLS went up over at Canadian Soccer News yesterday.

The top three spots this round go to Cyle Larin, Kofi Opare, and Jonathan Osorio.

Check it out

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy & How You Doin'? - New England Revolution – Meeting the First at Waking the Red

The preview materials for Toronto FC's match at Gillette Stadium against the New England Revolution on Saturday is up over at Waking the Red.

Know Your Enemy examines the opponent; Part One looks over their lineup and form, while Part Two reviews the game film for strengths and weakness.

In How You Doin'?, WTR exchanges questions with Steve Stoehr of Sister SB Nation site, The Bent Musket. Their responses can be found here; WTR's replies are here.

Check them out

Beyond POV-FS – Canadian Content MLS Round 10 at Canadian Soccer News

The weekly review of the Canadian performances from the previous week in MLS went up earlier this week at Canadian Soccer News.

The top three spots went to Cyle Larin, Kofi Opare, and Tesho Akindele.

Check it out

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy & How You Doin' – Houston Dynamo at Waking the Red

All the preview materials for Toronto FC's match on Sunday against the Houston Dynamo is up over at Waking the Red.

Know Your Enemy digs into the opponent in two parts: Part One assess their lineup and form; while Part Two reviews the game film for strengths and weaknesses.

In How You Doin' WTR exchanges questions with Derek Stowers of Dynamo Theory – his responses to our questions can be found here, while WTR replies are here.

Check them out

Friday, 8 May 2015

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy & How You Doin' – Philadelphia Union at Waking the Red

The preview materials for Saturday's match between Toronto FC and the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park are up over at Waking the Red.

Know Your Enemy previews the Union. Part One discusses their lineup and form, while Part Two reviews the game film for strengths and weaknesses.

In How You Doin', questions are exchanged with Eugene Rupinski of fellow SB Nation site The Brotherly Game, who cover the Union. Eugene's responses can be found here, while WTR's are here.


Enjoy the match.

Friday, 1 May 2015

POV-FS Out Loud! - The Vocal Minority Podcast, Episode 84 #StokeHappens

Hamstring all healed, the good folks over at VM were kind enough to have me back on to chat a little TFC, Philadelphia Union, and Voyageurs Cup, as well as all the usual frivolities that come with the podcast.

Check it outdirect download, iTunes

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy & How You Doin'? Orlando City – Meeting the First at Waking the Red

The preview materials for Toronto FC's match in Orlando on Sunday is up over at Waking the Red.

Know Your Enemy previews the opponent – Part One looks over their lineup and form, while Part Two hits the game film for reviews of their strengths and weaknesses.

In How You Doin'? Waking the Red exchanges questions with SB Nation sister site, The Mane Land, digging a little further into the opposition. The Mane Land's responses can be found here, while Waking the Red's replies are here.

Check them out

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Canadian Content MLS Round 07 at Canadian Soccer News

The weekly review of the Canadian performances from the latest round of MLS play is up over at Canadian Soccer News.

The top three spots this week go to a pair of Whitecaps – Russell Teibert and Sam Adekugbe sit in the first and third places, respectively – bookending Sporting KC's Marcel de Jong.

Check it out

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy & How You Doin': FC Dallas at Waking the Red

A trio of preview materials are up over at Waking the Red in expectation of TFC's match on Saturday night in Dallas.

Know Your Enemy, as it is the first and only meeting between the two clubs, comes in two parts: Part One looks over the lineup and form of Oscar Pareja's side, while Part Two digs a little deeper, reviewing the game film to highlight some strengths and weaknesses – may have gone a little overboard on the clips this week.

In How You Doin', Waking the Red exchanges questions with Brian Wachholz of SB Nation's FC Dallas site, Big D Soccer. His answers can be found here, while WTR's answers, including some musing on the curse of TFC, can be found here.

Check them out.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Canadian Content MLS Round 06 at Canadian Soccer News

The weekly review of the Canadian performances from the latest round of MLS is up over at Canadian Soccer News.

The top three spots went to Cyle Larin, Russell Teibert, and Patrice Bernier, while seven other Canadians saw the pitch for their respective sides.

Check it out

POV-FS Out Loud! The Vocal Minority Podcast - Episode 81 #RedMoustaches

The good folks over at VMP were kind enough to (finally) grant me my season debut on the show – it's award-winning now, if you haven't heard.

As for a brief rundown of the topics, if memory serves we discussed the loss in Chicago, the announcement of the first summer friendly, Duncan and I debated the bending of the space-time continuum, as per a specific refereeing decision in Colorado (not sure if that made it past the editing room floor to be honest), as well as all the usual pageantry of Bitchy Blanks, Would You Rather, and so on.

Plus I got to steal a CAW or two in the process. Random sidenote: CAW also stands for Canadian Auto Workers and I saw one of their economists, the one from the TV, on the subway prior to recording, which I suppose is something.

It's great fun chatting with some friends, so I hope you enjoy.

The episode page can be found here. Or it can be downloaded directly from this link Or there's a thing called Soundcloud which is apparently pretty cool. And of course, if you don't want to have to remember to download every week, iTunes works – and if you're not into that, I'm sure you have some other way of getting that taken care of (do people still use RSS?).

Now to ice that hamstring.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Canadian Content MLS Round 05 at Canadian Soccer News

The weekly round up of the Canadian performances from the recent MLS fixtures went up over at Canadian Soccer News earlier this week. The top three spots went to Russell Teibert, Tesho Akindele, and Ashtone Morgan.

Check it out

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy and How You Doin'? Chicago Fire at Waking the Red

The preview material for Toronto FC's upcoming match on Saturday against the Chicago Fire went up over at Waking the Red over the past few days.

Know Your Enemy provides a detailed look at the Fire. Part One examines their lineup and form, while Part Two hits the video tapes, reviewing game film for strengths and weaknesses.

In How You Doin', Waking the Red exchanges questions with sister SB Nation Chicago Fire site, Hot Time in Old Town, where Sean Spence provides answers to some queries and helps kick off the match with a touch of banter.

In turn, Waking the Red responded to some questions about TFC prior to the match in a Fire Side Chat – the one about the Death-Clock in particular was striking.

Check them out – and enjoy the match!

Friday, 3 April 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Canadian Content MLS Round 04 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly round-up for the fourth round of MLS play went up over at Canadian Soccer News on Tuesday, as nine Canadians saw action over the weekend.

The top three places go to Kofi Opare, Wandrille Lefevre, and Ashtone Morgan.

Check it out

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy and How You Doin' – Real Salt Lake at Waking the Red

The usual Toronto FC preview posts are up over at Waking the Red for Sunday's match against Real Salt Lake.

Know Your Enemy combs through Salt Lake's lineup and form in Part One, while Part Two digs a little deeper, reviewing the game film for strengths and weaknesses in preparation for Sunday's meeting in Salt Lake.

In How You Doin'?, Waking the Red exchanges some questions with SB Nation sister site, RSL Soapbox, to peek behind the curtain and see how Salt Lake thinks and what may be coming through the pipeline in terms of future talent.

Check them out.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Canadian Content, Rounds 02 and 03 at Canadian Soccer News

Having forgotten to post a link here last week, reviews for the last two weeks have been up over at Canadian Soccer News, recapping the performances of the Canadians who took to the pitch in MLS each round.

Round two saw Sam Adekugbe, Tesho Akindele, and Steven Vitoria take the top three spots.

While round three featured Akindele again, Marcel De Jong, and Maxim Tissot in the medal positions.

Check them out.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy & How You Doin': Columbus Crew SC – Meeting the First at Waking the Red

Previews of TFC's upcoming opponent, the Columbus Crew SC, are up over at Waking the Red.

The two parts of Know Your Enemy assess their lineup and form (Part One), before reviewing the available game film for strengths and weaknesses, while highlighting some points of interest (Part Two).

In addition, Waking the Red exchanged some questions and answers with sister-site Massive Report, SB Nation's Columbus affiliate – Crew SC responses can be seen here, while TFC answers are here.

Enjoy the match!