VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 13 – Tosaint Ricketts
Jan17

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 13 – Tosaint Ricketts

Highest: 9 Lowest: 19 Average ranking: 12.92 Kristin: 11 – Tosaint Ricketts!  Fucking Wicked!  I’m a big fan of Ricketts and as I wrote last year, was thrilled when he was signed by Toronto FC last year.  His super sub status propelled him into the top 10 of our countdown and there were high hopes for him this year; but he (likely rightfully) falls a few places, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a good year...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 14 – Nicolas Hasler
Jan15

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 14 – Nicolas Hasler

Highest: 8 Lowest: 21 Average ranking: 14.24 Kristin: 15 – Nicolas Hasler – or as I like to call him, Baron von Liechtenstein – was a summer addition to the team in response to the fact that TFC (deepest team ever), still seemed to have no natural back-up at right back for Steven Beitashour (sorry Alseth).  Hasler had mostly played for his hometown club of FC Vaduz, as well as representing Liechtenstein at the...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 18 – Armando Cooper
Jan11

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 18 – Armando Cooper

Highest: 13 Lowest: 25 Average ranking: 18.04 Mark: 19 – The loan that turned into a stay, and we were still confused by it all.  Armando Cooper signed on at the conclusion of last year’s playoffs, and stuck around for the full ride.  In a word : interesting. Interesting because he started 11 games, but had 13 substitute appearances.  Was he the hardest worker at training? Did he often treat teammates to ice cream? Was he part...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 20 – Clint Irwin
Jan09

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 20 – Clint Irwin

Highest: 10 Lowest: 24 Average ranking: 19.3 Mark: 16 – The unfortunate situation with our goalkeepers, is that both of them, at the beginning of the season, were largely interchangeable, but I would still favour Irwin as the #1.  He had tons of experience under his belt, and could learn the kid a thing or two about goalkeeping as a professional. However, when tasked with two relatively interchangeable keepers, I suspect that...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 26 – Ben Spencer
Jan03

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 26 – Ben Spencer

Highest: 22 Lowest: 27 Average ranking: 24.95 Kristin: 25 – Big Ben Spencer!  Damn it Ben, we had a song for when you scored, and it was a good song!  And now you’ll never hear it.  But it was good.  Honest. Spencer was signed to Toronto FC back in May after having joined TFC II in the fall of 2016.  The towering forward (6’5!) was signed to a homegrown deal and brought in to bring some size to the attack – but...

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