Duane’s World: Should The Cynics Cheer Up and Accept The New, Successful Toronto FC?
Jun02

Duane’s World: Should The Cynics Cheer Up and Accept The New, Successful Toronto FC?

The Vocal Minority have a well-earned reputation for reserving excitement towards the Mighty Reds of Liberty Village, and resisting the temptation for hyperbole when reporting on positive play by the club. For years, this was a sensible direction to take. When Danny Koevermans called them the Worst Team in the World five seasons ago, I actually set out to objectively study the statement. In an article I wrote for Canadian Soccer News...

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Why Toronto FC Should Embrace Competition and Talent Sharing Before A CPL Team Launches
May18

Why Toronto FC Should Embrace Competition and Talent Sharing Before A CPL Team Launches

About 15 minutes into a League1 Ontario game between Sanjaxx Lions and Woodbridge SC, Sanjaxx winger Andrew Gordon stripped the ball off of former TFC product Dylan Carreiro. Showing skill that few think exists in this country, Gordon took off down the wing, beating two separate men on the dribble. Cutting inside, the 1997 product hit a curling shot that seemed destined to hit the far corner of the goal. Quillian Roberts had other...

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Let The Kids Play: Is Toronto FC Really Doing All It Can To Develop Canadian Players?
Apr05

Let The Kids Play: Is Toronto FC Really Doing All It Can To Develop Canadian Players?

*This is the first column from Duane Rollins, who will be contributing various thoughts on Toronto FC to The Vocal Minority throughout the season* Won’t someone please think of the children? It’s a little known fact that Helen Lovejoy was talking about the way TFC managed its young talent when she uttered that line on The Simpson’s back in 1996. Seriously. She’s a time traveller. Everyone knows that. She’s also got a point when it...

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