“It’s like playing in f*cking Siberia,” said a Toronto FC player entering the pitch before Tuesday night’s CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 first leg against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The coldest MLS game on record was last season’s “Snow Opener” between Minnesota United and Atlanta United in Minneapolis, which checked in at 19° F.
We previously wondered how the Las Vegas Lights FC pledge to be the boldest club in North American soccer would play out on the pitch. Having a fantastic, neon-tubed crest and a gaudy home shirt is one thing, but it’s the product on the field that’ll ultimately sustain any interest.
Last season, Toronto FC took their game to another level with the signing of La Masia product Victor Vazquez. The 31-year-old Spanish midfielder was named to the 2017 MLS Best XI while adding a degree of quality and composure rarely seen in MLS.
Josef Martinez is too sexy for the Major League Soccer website. Martinez appeared in a Valentine's Day photo spread on MLSSoccer.com, and, really his photo was the only good one.
18-year-old Canadian phenom Ballou Tabla, who transferred from the Montreal Impact to Barcelona B on January 25, is in the midst of a sensational week in Catalonia.
Just days after taking apart some very complicated Club America free kick defense tactics, Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco was at it again against Cruz Azul. The Atomic Ant blasted in his second free kick of Toronto's pre-season tour of Mexico, and this one may have even been better than the first.
MLS Live, for years the primary way to stream the majority of Major League Soccer matches, is shutting down. In its place, ESPN+ will take over live MLS streaming when Walt Disney Co. launches its new online service this year, according to reports.
Do you miss Landon Donovan? We bet you do. Be sad no more, then, because Donovan is returning to the United States in March to play a friendly for Club León against his old club, the San Jose Earthquakes. This is a good opportunity for both clubs to open themselves up to new potential fan markets.
Canadian MLS champions Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps are reportedly interested in signing Club America's Darwin Quintero.
It's been a while since the former Colombian international has struggled to secure a spot in Club America's starting eleven and a move to the MLS could get him more time on the pitch.
Toronto FC are on a barnstorming tour of Mexico warming up for the MLS regular season (read about the lengths teams will go to try to stop a Sebastian Giovinco free kick here), which led them to a friendly against local Mexico City club Mexican Navy. We are not making that name up.