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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Beyond POV-FS Know Your Enemy: Orlando City SC – Meeting the Third at Waking the Red

Preview of Toronto's FC upcoming opponent, Orlando City, is up over at Waking the Red, looking over their form since the last encounter, projecting a lineup, and making note of some additional strengths and weaknesses from their last few matches.

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

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

Preview of tonight's match between Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls is up over at Waking the Red.

Part One looks over the Red Bulls lineup and form, while Part Two hits the game film for strengths and weaknesses.

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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: Sporting KC at Waking the Red

The preview of this afternoon's match at BMO Field between Toronto FC and Sporting KC is up over at Waking the Red.

Part One delves into their lineup and form, while Part Two hits up the game film for some strengths and weaknesses.

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: Orlando City SC – Meeting the Second at Waking the Red

Preview of Toronto FC's upcoming opponent, Orlando City, is up over at Waking the Red.

Included are a recap of their recent form, a projected lineup, details of the last meeting, and some additional strengths and weaknesses heading into the midweek encounter.

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: New England Revolution – Meeting the Second at Waking the Red

Preview of Toronto's upcoming opponent, the New England Revolution, went up over at Waking the Red earlier this week, looking over their recent form, projected lineup, and adding some notes to the strengths and weaknesses from the past few weeks.

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Beyond POV-FS – 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Reviews at Waking the Red

Once more for posterity's sake, a collection of the daily recaps that went up over at Waking the Red tracking the 2015 Gold Cup.

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay Fourteen
Aside from the controversial refereeing amid all the FIFA and CONCACAF furore, this tournament will be remembered for the improved performances from the Caribbean sides, as Jamaica reached the final, while Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago both put in excellent displays. It will be interesting to see if they can carry that form into World Cup Qualifying.

CONCACAF is getting better. First, in recent times, it was Panama and Honduras rising to challenge the big boys (Mexico and the USA), then Costa Rica stole the headlines with a fantastic run at the 2014 World Cup, and now it is a resurgence of the islanders that has breathed fresh life into the region – thanks in part to the drafting in of various ex-pats.

Canada struggled offensively, but a solid defense will serve them well in qualifying as they aim for the Hex and beyond.

Particularly worth noting is that for the first time in a long time a game was held outside of the US, with BMO Field in Toronto the base for a pair of matches. That experiment was a success, if not as well attended as one may like. As CONCACAF continues to grow, more matches held outside the comforts of the US will only serve to better establish the legitimacy and quality of the region.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

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

The usual preview materials for Toronto FC's Saturday match is up over at Waking the Red.

Know Your Enemy digs into the opponent, Columbus Crew, reviewing their form since the last meeting in March, projecting a lineup, and considering a few of the tactics from their recent matches.

In How You Doin'?, Waking the Red exchanging questions with Pat Murphy of sister SB Nation Site, Massive Report, regarding the match – WTR's responses can be seen here.

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Saturday, 18 July 2015

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

The usual preview materials went up over at Waking the Red earlier this week in preparation for Toronto FC's match on Saturday against the Philadelphia Union; their second encounter of the 2015 season.

A single installment of Know Your Enemy reviews Philadelphia's form since the last meeting at the start of May, projects a starting eleven, and highlights a few threats and avenues of attack to keep an eye out for during the match.

In How You Doin'?, WTR exchanges questions with Eugene Rupinski of SB Nation Union site The Brotherly Game ahead of Saturday.

WTR's responses can be found here.

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: New York City FC – Meeting the Second & How You Doin'? at Waking the Red

The usual preview materials for Toronto's match away to New York City FC on Sunday went up over at Waking the Red earlier this week.

Know Your Enemy digs into the opponent, catching upon on how they have done since the last encounter and highlighting a few concerns and strategies heading into the game.

In How You Doin'?, WTR exchanges questions with SB Nation sister-site, Hudson River Blue, hitting on some of the issues surrounding both clubs at the moment.

Raf Noboa y Rivera was kind enough to spend some time giving TFC fans some insights into NYC and the minds of their fans – he can be followed on twitter @hudsonriverblue or @noboa.

Waking the Red's responses to HRB's questions can be found here

Should be an interesting match, Frank Lampard is not available, nor is Andrea Pirlo, but given the bad-blood that was sparked in the first meeting, this one should be interesting, setting up a September encounter that will be even more must-see.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Beyond POV-FS – 2015 Women's World Cup Coverage at Waking the Red

For posterity's sake, a compilation of the Canada 2015 daily recaps that were posted over at Waking the Red.

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay FourteenDay FifteenDay SixteenDay SeventeenDay EighteenDay NineteenDay Twenty

It was a lot of fun following what was a very entertaining tournament and it was quite heartening to see so many fans take in the action – could have used a slightly more competitive final, but one cannot have everything.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

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

The usual preview material went up over at Waking the Red over the past few days – no How You Doin'? this week, however.

Know Your Enemy looks up and down the LA Galaxy. In Part One their lineup and form are examined, while in Part Two strengths and weaknesses are exposed with the use of game film.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.