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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Beyond POV-FS – TFC Top 30 Countdown: #24 Ashtone Morgan at Waking the Red

A first contribution to the annual end of season countdown of the players who represented Toronto FC this season is up over at Waking the Red, looking over the year that was for one Ashtone Morgan.

A massive endeavour each year, the countdown cycles through the full gambit of the TFC squad, starting with those on the periphery, riding the pine or having just made their way onto the fringes of the first team and continues all the way to the best player on the team – just who will take the number one spot this year?

Check out the post on Morgan, who fell from tenth down to 24th with a severe lack of playing time, and see who else has been discussed at the full countdown. Posts come out daily (or so), so be sure to follow along as the off-season dissection is fully underway.

Beyond POV-FS – Panama v Canada: Preview & Game Thread

A small preview of tonight's Friendly match between Panama and Canada is up over at Waking the Red, looking back over the recent history of the two sides and pointing out a few interesting potential-storylines as the Canadian side looks to build on a good run of form into next summer's Gold Cup and the fast-approaching World Cup Qualification for 2018 – Check it out

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review – Playoffs: Conference Semifinals Second Legs at Canadian Soccer News

With the MLS playoffs set to return this weekend, why not review how it is that the final four clubs got this far. The Week in Review, over at Canadian Soccer News, covers the second legs of the Conference Semifinals – check it out

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Beyond POV-FS – TFC Season Ending Press Conference – Bradley at Waking the Red

The final installment of the Toronto FC End of Season press conference is up over at Waking the Red, going over Michael Bradley session in front of the media on Friday. Nothing particularly ground-breaking, but interesting none the less.

Check it out

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review: Playoff Edition – Knockout Round and Conference Semifinals, First Legs at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly MLS review went up at Canadian Soccer News yesterday, covering the Knockout Round and the First Legs of the Conference Semifinals of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.

No separate Canadian Content post for the playoffs, as Tesho Akindele was the lone Canadian to see the pitch – he did score a goal though, which was something, helping Dallas to knock out Vancouver last Wednesday.

Check it out

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Beyond POV-FS – TFC Season-Ending Press Conferences: Tim Bezbatchenko and Greg Vanney

A pair of summary pieces went up over at Waking the Red earlier this week, recounting the second day of season-ending press conferences, featuring Toronto FC's General Manager, Tim Bezbatchenko and Head Coach, Greg Vanney.

It was a pretty interesting day, both for things said and those left unsaid; a fitting end for an interesting season, full of twists and turns, positivity and disappointment.

Plenty of reasons to be optimistic; it will be a very busy off-season for TFC.

Check them out – Bezbatchenko and Vanney

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review & Canadian Content for Round 33 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts went up at Canadian Soccer News, covering the final round of the 2014 MLS regular season – phew!

The Week in Review recaps all the action from the round, while the Canadian Content digs a little deeper on the performances of the Canadians who saw the pitch.

Check them out – and enjoy the playoffs, which begin tonight, should be very interesting.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content – Round 32 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts for the penultimate round of the 2014 MLS season went up over at Canadian Soccer News.

The Week in Review recaps all the action for the previous weekend, while the extended Canadian Content review looks over the performances of the Canadians who saw the pitch this round – Patrice Bernier’s return to the Montreal starting lineup takes top spot.

Check them out

Saturday, 18 October 2014

POV-FS Out Loud – Episode 59 of The Vocal Minority Podcast

The good folks over at VMP were kind enough to have me back on, despite my stepping on certain toes (Ca-Caaw!), to take part in a hefty post-mortem with Toronto FC’s season dashed against the rocks.

Plenty of topics were covered, from losses, to personnel, management, where things went wrong and what could happen over the next few months.

Was surprised how much we had to say about the club that keeps on disappointing….

Check it out – Soundcloud, browse through the whole library, and get involved in the conversation, including this week’s Bitchy Blank: In lieu of playoff tickets, TFC fans will receive (blank) this post-season?

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

Preview of this afternoon’s game between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact at BMO Field is up over at Waking the Red.

Final home game of the season, should be interesting… maybe… Check it out.

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content – Round 31 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts for Round 31 of the MLS season went up at Canadian Soccer News, albeit more than a little late – had one of those weeks, apologies.

The Week in Review covers all the action from around the week – there’s a special bonus feature this week if one reads all the to the end – while the extended Canadian Content highlights the performances of the Canadians who saw the pitch this round.

Check them out

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content – Round 30 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts, albeit a bit late, are up over at Canadian Soccer News for Round 30 of the MLS season.

The Week in Review is pretty self-explanatory, covering all the action from the past round of MLS play.

The Canadian Content post digs a little deeper into the Canadian performances of the week.

Check them out

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: Los Angeles Galaxy at Waking the Red

Preview of Toronto FC’s upcoming match against the Galaxy in LA is up over at Waking the Red.

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

Check them out

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review & Canadian Content – Round 29 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts are up over at Canadian Soccer News for Round 29 of the MLS season.

The Week in Review covers all the action for the latest series of matches, while the extended Canadian Content post reviews the play of the Canadians who saw the pitch.

Check them out

Friday, 26 September 2014

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: Portland Timbers at Waking the Red

Preview of Toronto FC’s crucial match on Saturday against the Portland Timbers at BMO Field is up over at Waking the Red.

Check it out - Parts One and Two


POV-FS Out Loud! Episode 56 of the Vocal Minority Podcast #Momentum

The good folks at VMP were kind enough to call me off the bench once more for a little Toronto FC chat, reflecting on the Chivas win, looking forward to the weekend match against Portland, and getting medieval with a solution to TFC’s curse, amongst myriad other things.

Check it out here, and/or follow on Twitter, listen on Soundcloud, subscribe on iTunes, get involved in the conversation or contribute Bitchy Blanks at Waking the Red and be sure to stop by The Yorkies to check out the good work going on over there.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Beyond POV-FS – 39, 10, 37: Toronto FC Chasing Records at Waking the Red

New post up over at Waking the Red.

In the midst of a troublesome time, TFC is on the cusp of breaking some all-time records. Hard to believe, but the raw numbers could lead one to conclude that this is their best season ever.

Check it out

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content – Round 28 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts are up over at Canadian Soccer News for Round 28 of the MLS season.

The Week in Review goes over the results from the round, while the extended Canadian Content looks at the performances of the Canadians in MLS.

Check the out

Monday, 22 September 2014

POV-FS Out Loud! – Friday, September 19th Edition of Anthony Totera’s Red Card on NextSportStar.com

Anthony was kind enough to have me back on the show to discuss several MLS topics, including Toronto-Chivas, the playoff race, and some young stars to watch over the closing few weeks.

It’s always a good time, be sure to check it out and peruse the archive for a wonderful selection of opinions for all parts of the game.

Check out how the predictions went here

Friday, 19 September 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content – Round 27 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts went up over at Canadian Soccer News.

The Week in Review recaps all the action and stories from the previous week in MLS, while the extended Canadian Content post looks over the performances of the Canadian players who took to the pitch.

Check them out – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content