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Thursday 29 March 2012

Upon First Glance – Oh, What a Night! Toronto FC v Santos Post-Match Reaction

    I’ll leave much of the analysis to next week’s preview of the second leg, but for now let’s take a closer look at some of the less-tangible aspects of the match played out last night.

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Monday 26 March 2012

MLS Weekend Review – Round 2 – Watch this Space

    Sadly, having spent much of that weekend riding the bus between Toronto and Montreal I have not been able to find the adequate time to catch up and put together a suitable review.

Sunday 25 March 2012

Upon First Glance – Toronto FC v San Jose Earthquakes

    Yesterday was Toronto FC’s home opener, an unsatisfactory 0-3 loss to San Jose. Disappointing yes, but was it that bad? Could it have been worse?

Here are a few thoughts:

Friday 16 March 2012

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: Seattle Sounders at Waking the Red

    New preview of what Toronto FC can expect from Seattle tomorrow night over at Waking the Red.

    A little bit lengthy, but their two matches against Santos Laguna were of particular interest given that TFC will be facing the Mexican side in the next round of the CONCACAF Champions League.

    Take a gander, enjoy the match. I’m off to Montreal early tomorrow morning for their home opener, should be an interesting day.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Free Stuff Wednesday Night at The Duke

    I’ll be watching the second leg of the Toronto FC-LA Galaxy Champions League tie at the Duke of Gloucester on Yonge St. a block South of Bloor St. on Wednesday night – kickoff at 10 pm.

MLS Weekly Review - Weekend Round 1 – Of Getting Off the Mark, Rookies on the Pitch, Last-Minute Heroics, Cross-Conference Bragging Rights, and Two Very Different Three-Goal Swings.

    Eight matches spread over the weekend kicked off the 2012 MLS season; eighteen goals scored, three away-wins, no matches without a goal, and two very different three-goal flurries.

Monday 12 March 2012

From a Different Point of View – 1st Week of March Edition

Some Things You May Have Missed From the Last Week … Well, more like the week before last, sorry been busy.

Friday 9 March 2012

MLS Preview – The Big Questions

    Asking a major on-field question about the campaign and an aside for each of the nineteen MLS clubs as the league embarks on its seventeenth installment.

Wednesday 7 March 2012

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

    Be sure to check out my breakdown of what Toronto FC should expect tonight against Los Angeles over at Waking the Red as part for their “total” experience coverage of the Reds this season.

    Should prove to be a regular feature for the 2012 season, examining the expected eleven, the form, the weaknesses, and how they may be exploited by TFC for each opponent.

    Tactics are not particularly my strong point, but give it a read. Feedback appreciated.

Thoughts? - Why Martin Rennie Keeps Going Back to Carolina

    “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” - Proverb

Saturday 3 March 2012

Defending Winter’s Decision

    Aron Winter’s decision to forgo a potentially riveting all-Canadian clash in the finale of the Disney Tournament , while disappointing to fans hoping to whip out the preseason measuring stick, was the right one to make.

Handicapping the MLS Season - Canadian Style

    Each Canadian city has been receiving mixed forecasts for the upcoming MLS season: Vancouver is flying high, stoked by depth, unity, and a few wins under the belt. Toronto was at first stone-footed with a daunting CCL opener hanging over their heads and an inactive preseason appearing to have been a risk, only to turn things around in their final two matches in Orlando by scoring some goals and tightening up at the back. And Montreal, well, they look like an expansion side; yet to coalesce into a team at all. They have the pieces but will they come together in time.