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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Toronto FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Or, The Reds vs The Raindrops
Mar17

Toronto FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Or, The Reds vs The Raindrops

Toronto FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps ~ Sat. March 18th ~ 4pm ET ~ BC Place ~ CTV Week 3 of the new MLS season brings Toronto FC all the way out to Vancouver for their lone meeting (Voyageurs Cup notwithstanding), of the regular season.   Both teams have had quiet starts to the season; TFC with two draws (that had the potential to be wins), and the Whitecaps with a difficult loss to the Earthquakes (in which David Ousted was, well,...

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Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union:  Will TFC Rise Up To The Challenge of Their Rival?
Mar10

Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union: Will TFC Rise Up To The Challenge of Their Rival?

Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union ~ Sat. March 11 ~ 430pm ET ~ Talen Energy Stadium ~ TV: TSN4/5 ~ Streaming: TSNGo, MLSLive Play this while reading to get you pumped up:  Time for Week 2 of the 2017 MLS season, and for Toronto FC that means a trip to cheesy Chester to take on the Philadelphia Union.  This is the Union’s home opener and to dazzle the home fans they’re having the game ball delivered by a skydiver –...

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Toronto FC vs Real Salt Lake: Not The South Couch Report
Mar07

Toronto FC vs Real Salt Lake: Not The South Couch Report

*I know that usually one of the VMP folk post a minute by minute (more or less), however this week you’ve got my ramblings instead.* The first weekend in the 2017 MLS season has come and gone, and being the first spate of games there’s not really a lot to takeaway – teams are obviously still rusty, new teammates are still adjusting to more established groups of players (some to the league itself) and any number of...

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2017 MLS & TFC Preview: New Teams, New Players, New Season!  Will Toronto FC Go All The Way This Year?
Mar04

2017 MLS & TFC Preview: New Teams, New Players, New Season! Will Toronto FC Go All The Way This Year?

The 2017 season is upon us!  After a super short off season (apparently the shortest ever for MLS), it’s time to once again agonise over the ups and downs of your team, banter with fans from other teams and of course spend large swaths of your free time (either at the stadium, at the pub or wherever) watching your team with your friends.   YAY!  The off season (especially a quiet one) is difficult to deal with; rumours abound,...

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Kit Nerd Corner : Vancouver home, Los Angeles away, DC away & Columbus home
Mar03

Kit Nerd Corner : Vancouver home, Los Angeles away, DC away & Columbus home

Disclaimer : I care and because I want to. Vancouver home   In a nutshell : triangles EVERYWHERE!!!! The inside collar says : Our All. Our Honour. The outside back collar has : Flag of Canada The jock tag position has : since 1974 Compared to previous kit : A step backwards Rain. Not mountains, why would it be mountains? Mountains are in the badge. It’s supposed to represent rain. I first thought of a dress shirt from the 60s...

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