At least within the tight and unique confines of Major League Soccer, things are on the uptick for Toronto FC.
Full house? Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Union, TFC hosts its first playoff game, so it’s safe to check that box.
Superstar player? Sebastian Giovinco, the league’s MVP last year in his first MLS season, worked a full shift on the weekend for the second time after seven weeks away, and made an impact:
Supporting cast? Behind Giovinco they have American internationals Michael Bradley (with rumours of a Serie A move ahead) and Jozy Altidore, having found a nice vein of goal-scoring form the second half of the season. Behind those two top-dollar players they have assembled a defence that’s light years ahead of last year’s shot-with-holes bunch, and an overall group that affords head coach Greg Vanney som tactical versatility.
Championship contender? Here’s the riddle, though we really just answered that with Giovinco’s status, after time out with injury showed theirRead More »from Toronto FC head into MLS playoffs with a little more than just winning at stake