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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