6:06 PM EDT, Tue April 20, 2021
49 mins ago
PODCAST: Epi. 3—The House On Lakeshore

PODCAST: Epi. 3—The House On Lakeshore

Toronto FC midfielder Richie Laryea (22) scores a goal past CF Montreal goalkeeper Clement Diop (23) during the second half at DRV PNK Stadium. | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The panel discuss Toronto FC’s season-opening loss to CF Montreal as well as the hottest story in football: The European Super League. TORONTO, Canada—Welcome back to another episode of The House On Lakeshore Podcast! Join hosts Mike, Claudine & Guled as the panel discuss TFC’s season opening 4-2 loss against rivals Club du Foot Montreal on Saturday, April 17, 2020. What changes could have...
7 hours ago
BMO Field to expand to 45,000 seats ahead of 2026 World Cup

BMO Field to expand to 45,000 seats ahead of 2026 World Cup

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/NBAE/ Plus an update from Bill Manning on the Toronto FC Designated Player hunt! TORONTO, Canada—BMO Field is going to be getting bigger! According to Toronto FC President Bill Manning via an interview with OneSoccer, BMO Field, the home of Toronto FC and the Toronto Argonauts, will be expanding to 45,000 seats ahead of the 2026 World Cup. #TFClive president Bill Manning on BMO Field expansions for 2026 World Cup pic.twitter.com/gUQtPUS19G— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) April 20, 2021 As it stands, BMO Field’s current seating capacity is...
7 hours ago
Toronto FC completes trade with FC Dallas for allocation money

Toronto FC completes trade with FC Dallas for allocation money

Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis | (Avram/Getty) The Reds have made a trade! TORONTO, Canada—Toronto FC announced today that the club has acquired $225,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM)—or in other words salary cap space—from FC Dallas in exchange for an international roster spot. NEWS | Bag secured — Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) April 20, 2021 The move not only gives the Reds some much needed salary budget space to add to their roster, but also further signifies their intent to invest in homegrown talent. “One of the reasons we’ve opted not to bring in a lot...
9 hours ago
Three major talking points from Toronto FC’s opening day derby loss vs. CF Montreal

Three major talking points from Toronto FC’s opening day derby loss vs. CF Montreal

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports As the club regroup after the 4-2 loss to CF Montreal, let’s take a look at three things that stood out from the match. MANITOBA, Canada—With the first derby of the 2021 season behind us and the full range of possible reactions to the match on display, it’s time to take a deep breath, shake the stupor you may be feeling after this sudden Super League bombshell from your head, and reflect on this match. The match on Saturday certainly wasn’t the performance we wanted to see from Toronto FC after the high of the CONCACAF Champions...
20 hours ago
LIVE at 12:15 EST: Epi. 40—Waking the Red Weekly ft. Terry Dunfield!

LIVE at 12:15 EST: Epi. 40—Waking the Red Weekly ft. Terry Dunfield!

Artwork via Chris Blanchette Former Toronto FC midfielder and now-Academy coach, TSN Analyst, and OneSoccer colour commentator Terry Dunfield joins the show to discuss the young guns and look ahead to Saturday’s match vs. Vancouver Whitecaps. TORONTO, Canada—Welcome back to another edition of the live Waking the Red Weekly podcast presented by Footy Talks Live! On this week’s episode, hosts Mitchell Tierney, Michael Singh, and Jeffrey P. Nesker are joined by former Toronto FC Player of the Year Terry Dunfield to discuss the TFC young guns and look ahead to...
Apr 19, 2021
Under-serving fans is one thing. Ignoring them altogether is another

Under-serving fans is one thing. Ignoring them altogether is another

Supporters attend the Euro 2016 group F football match between Iceland and Hungary at Stade Velodrome on June 18, 2016 in Marseille, France. | (Mahoudeau/IP3/Getty) Kevin Kennedy shares his thoughts on the European Super League and why there’s a clear disconnect between the higher-ups and the ‘ordinary’ fans. TORONTO, Canada—We’ve always suspected owners of major professional sports teams didn’t really care about fans. And now, for the very first time, they’re not even trying to hide it. With the announcement of a breakaway European Super League (ESL)...
Apr 19, 2021
Why are Toronto FC dealing with so many injuries?

Why are Toronto FC dealing with so many injuries?

Chris Armas head coach of Toronto looks on during a first leg match of round of sixteen between Leon and Toronto as part of Concacaf Champions League 2021 at Leon Stadium. | (Smith/Getty) Here’s Chris Armas’ explanation. TORONTO, Canada—It’s no secret that Toronto FC have picked up an eye-opening amount of injuries this early into the 2021 Major League Soccer campaign. On Saturday in the club’s season opener vs. CF Montreal, the team had eight players who were unavailable for selection, which is actually slightly better than their previous two matches of the...
Apr 17, 2021
Recap and Highlights: Toronto FC fall 4-2 to CF Montreal in MLS season opener

Recap and Highlights: Toronto FC fall 4-2 to CF Montreal in MLS season opener

Toronto FC midfielder Marco Delgado (8) lines up for a penalty kick against CF Montreal | Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports Not an ideal start to the 2021 MLS season for The Reds After starting their CONCACAF Champions League run with a bang, Toronto FC began their MLS campaign with a 4-2 defeat on Saturday afternoon against CF Montreal. Playing at their temporary home of DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it didn’t take long for Montreal to open the scoring, as Mason Toye gave them the lead in the third minute. After a brilliant run from Zachary Brault-Guillard,...
Apr 17, 2021
LIVE at 4:30 pm EST | Waking the Red Weekly Post-Game Show: Epi 1—@ CF Montreal

LIVE at 4:30 pm EST | Waking the Red Weekly Post-Game Show: Epi 1—@ CF Montreal

Toronto FC @ CF Montreal - April 17, 2021 TORONTO, Canada—Welcome to the episode one of the Waking the Red Weekly Post-Game Show presented by Footy Talks. Live approximately 30 minutes after final whistle, hosts Mitchell Tierney, Michael Singh, and Jeffrey P. Nesker will break down today’s match between Toronto FC and CF Montreal. We’ll chat starting XI, injuries, dive into the goals (hopefully), and any other talking points from Saturday’s match. The episode will be streamed live above, as well as on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. If you have any questions, comments,...
Apr 17, 2021
LIVE: Toronto FC @ CF Montreal—Match thread, preview, and how to watch

LIVE: Toronto FC @ CF Montreal—Match thread, preview, and how to watch

Jozy Altidore #17 of Toronto FC reacts after scoring a goal late in the second half against the Montreal Impact during the MLS game at Saputo Stadium on September 9, 2020 in Montreal, Canada. Toronto FC defeated the Montreal Impact 2-1. | (Panagiotakis/Getty) Questions? Comments? Join us as Toronto FC take on CF Montreal in their first match of the 2021 MLS Regular Season. Live Match Thread 1:20 pm EST — So, I want to say things about that lineup, but screw it! HIGH PRESS! 1:15 pm EST — Spicy P knows what day it is: You already know @pskills43 is ready for...
Apr 17, 2021
Toronto FC Prediction League | Round 3—Toronto FC vs. Club de Foot Montreal

Toronto FC Prediction League | Round 3—Toronto FC vs. Club de Foot Montreal

Guess tonight’s final score before today’s 2 pm EST kickoff to enter our prediction and be eligible to win a Toronto FC prize! Welcome to Round Three of Waking The Red Prediction League! Now that was a tidy little start to the campaign, wasn’t it? Toronto FC dispatching the reigning champs from Mexico - Club León with a nervy 2-1 second leg victory. Shout out to George Bettencourt, Ryan Lindsay and Jith12 who nailed the 2-1 TFC scoreline with the bonus (TFC opening the scoring). Just a TFC Fan and Michael Singh remain atop the standings by following up a...
Apr 17, 2021
Preview: Shorthanded Toronto FC gears up for MLS season opener vs. CF Montreal

Preview: Shorthanded Toronto FC gears up for MLS season opener vs. CF Montreal

After their Concacaf success, Toronto FC turns their attention to the MLS season opener. | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Chris Armas and his Reds look to get started on a winning note in the MLS against their 401 rivals without a few key pieces. TORONTO, Canada —After two hard fought matches to kick off their 2021 season in the Concacaf Champions League, Toronto FC will now shift their focus to this year’s MLS campaign as they get ready to take on the rebranded Club de Foot Montreal on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 PM EST and can...
Apr 16, 2021
Toronto FC sign Luke Singh to a homegrown first-team contract

Toronto FC sign Luke Singh to a homegrown first-team contract

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The Toronto FC II defender signs on a short-term deal for the second time. TORONTO, Canada—As the team gets set to open up the 2021 Major League Soccer campaign Saturday vs. CF Montreal, Toronto FC have announced that they have signed centre-back Luke Singh to a first-team contract—for real this time. “Luke is a talented young player, and we are excited to add him to the first team. He joined our club beginning with the academy, and then he progressed to TFC II. We began to integrate him more into the first team last year, and then...
Apr 16, 2021
Injury Report: Erickson Gallardo undergoes surgery; Pozuelo, Mavinga ruled out vs. CF Montreal

Injury Report: Erickson Gallardo undergoes surgery; Pozuelo, Mavinga ruled out vs. CF Montreal

Photo by Leopoldo Smith/ The first official injury report of the season is a long one ... and it isn’t pretty. TORONTO, Canada—This isn’t pretty. The Toronto FC injury report is a long one ahead of their season opener against CF Montreal Saturday afternoon. Ruled out ahead of the match is Achara (Left ACL surgery), Julian Dunn (Right Hip Osteochondral injury), Erickson Gallardo (right groin surgery), Chris Mavinga (left calf), and Alejandro Pozuelo (right thigh). Jozy Altidore (right thigh), Tsubasa Endoh (left athletic pubalgia), and Jonathan Osorio (right thigh)...
Apr 16, 2021
What Michael Bradley 2.0 means for Chris Armas’ TFC

What Michael Bradley 2.0 means for Chris Armas’ TFC

Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) controls the ball arounds Leon defender Jaine Barreiro (21) during the first half at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The Waking the Red Weekly crew plus John Molinaro of TFC Republic discuss. Toronto FC’s impressive performance against Club León last week gave fans their first glimpse of the rumoured more attacking role for veteran midfielder Michael Bradley. In the latest edition of Waking The Red Weekly presented by Footy Talks, special guest John Molinaro of TFC Republic gave his...