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Wednesday 18 December 2013

Beyond POV-FS – Looking Forward, Looking Back – Can Mark Bloom replace Richard Eckersley at Right-Back? at Waking the Red

    The first of the off-season reflection posts at Waking the Red looking back at the season that was and projecting forward into the upcoming 2014 season.

    The question is whether Mark Bloom can replace the outgoing Richard Eckersley or whether another option will come in.

    Check it out

Beyond POV-FS – The Return of the Prodigal Son: Could De Rosario return to Toronto FC? at Waking the Red

    With today’s Re-entry Draft set to determine the final chapter of one of the more sordid sagas in TFC history, Waking the Red takes a look at the possible reasons that Dwayne De Rosario’s return could be a boon, though of course, there are plenty of risks as well.

    Check it out

Beyond POV-FS - MLS Week in Review: Playoff Edition – 2013 MLS Cup Final at Canadian Soccer News

    The first post-MLS 2013 weekend has come to pass – miss it yet?

    Relive the glory of a hard-fought final decided via penalty shootout at Canadian Soccer News

    Check it out.

Thursday 5 December 2013

Beyond POV-FS – Toronto FC 2013 Top 36 Countdown: Number 8 – Bobby Convey at Waking the Red

    The good folks over at Waking the Red have put in a monumental task with the annual player countdown, finally reaching the top ten last week.

    Bobby Convey’s profile, went up on Monday – check it out

    And be sure to follow the remaining revelations and have a look at the entire countdown

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: MLS Cup Final Flashback Compilation – Sporting KC vs. Real Salt Lake

    With the MLS Cup Final set for Saturday evening, it seemed a good time to provide some links for the extra studious.

    In that vein, here are all of the Know Your Enemy previews for the two teams from the 2013 season. Granted these are a touch dated – especially for Salt Lake (with their only meeting with Toronto coming back in June), but they should still provide a nice overview of the changes to the team, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

Sporting KC - Meeting the First; Meeting the Second; Meeting the Third

Real Salt LakePart One; Part Two

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review: Playoff Edition – Conference Championships, Second Legs at Canadian Soccer News

    With the MLS Cup Final set to kick off on Saturday, why not refresh the mind on how the last round ended by checking out the Week in Review summary at Canadian Soccer News.

    Kansas City overpowered Houston to earn the right to host the final, while Salt Lake dispatched Portland easily after a devastating first-leg performance.

    Check it out