VMP 2016 Final Countdown #6: Justin Morrow
Jan19

VMP 2016 Final Countdown #6: Justin Morrow

Kristin: 5 – Scored more than any of the midfielders, held down the defense and threw in some nice crosses.  Productivity going forward helped to offset the occasional lacking on the defensive side. Still, one of the best fullbacks in the league. Justin Morrow has been one of the most consistent players for Toronto FC the past three seasons – one of the best signings that TFC have made in their short history and was a...

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VMP 2016 Final Countdown #7: Steven Beitashour
Jan18

VMP 2016 Final Countdown #7: Steven Beitashour

Duncan: 7 – He’s maybe a bit overpaid, but with how TFC play, the full backs might well be the most important players on the pitch, and Beitashour was alright out there. Not super convincing at either defending or attacking, but he does both of them about as well as can be asked form an MLS level player. The cross to Cheyrou was absolutely perfect as well. After the 2015 season saw the right back position occupied by a...

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VMP 2016 Final Countdown #8: Jonathan Osorio
Jan17

VMP 2016 Final Countdown #8: Jonathan Osorio

Mark: 8 – One. Touch. Legend. Osorio had a mid-season epiphany that seemed to be documented by the Vocal Minority.  Earlier on in the season, he had a habit of making several touches before attempting to shoot the ball.  Sometimes, it was having to beat EVERYONE before attempting the shot.  Others, it was needing to settle the ball before having a go.  His confidence to “pull the trigger”, be it shoot or pass, was often...

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VMP 2016 Final Countdown #9: Tosaint Ricketts
Jan17

VMP 2016 Final Countdown #9: Tosaint Ricketts

Kristin: 11 – Super sub extraordinaire!  Speed, nightmare for opposition defenses late in games and Canadian!  Plus that goal against Montreal – thrilled that he’s with TFC, looking forward to seeing a full season from him. The rumours of Tosaint Ricketts coming to Toronto FC were murmured for several months this past year – his time with his latest Turkish club Boluspor had come to an acrimonious end due to...

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VMP 2016 Final Countdown #10: Will Johnson
Jan16

VMP 2016 Final Countdown #10: Will Johnson

Duncan: 11 – A shame about the injury as he’d had a decent first half of the season. By the time he was fit again, lost out in a numbers game as we just have too many similar midfielders, so letting him walk as a free agent kind of makes sense really. Forever a part of club folklore for breaking his leg while scoring the cup winning goal. After the 2015 season, it was obvious that Will Johnson was going to leave Portland...

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VMP 2016 Final Countdown #11: Benoit Cheyrou
Jan16

VMP 2016 Final Countdown #11: Benoit Cheyrou

Kristin: 6 – Our favourite menacing dock worker – and the most intelligent player on the pitch – the sublime (yes sublime) Cheyrou, our midfield maestro, keeper of the ship during injuries and scorer of the most amazing goal ever. Hopefully we get one more year of his marvelousness. Benoit Cheyrou remains one of my favourite players and one of the best bits of business that  TFC has done in the past two years.  Silky...

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