VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 22 – Ashtone Morgan
Jan07

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 22 – Ashtone Morgan

Highest: 1 Lowest: 25 Average ranking: 20.86 Duncan: 23 – Ah Ashtone Morgan. I want him to play and do well and be good, I really do, and you’d think wingback in a 5-3-2 would be ideal for his strength (singular, it’s not defence particularly, and it wouldn’t be as a midfielder, but as the guy on the overlap throwing in a dangerous cross, he’s not bad at all) but really, it’s just not happening is...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 23 – Jason Hernandez
Jan06

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 23 – Jason Hernandez

Highest: 19 Lowest: 25 Average ranking: 22.05 Mark: 23 – The TL;DR is “he did what was expected of him”. When Hernandez arrived in the very early season, he was signed as a free agent after a two-season spell at NYCFC, with the role of journeyman substitute defender, firmly his for the taking. He knew he was going to be in tough competition for a starting spot, with Vanney leaning towards 3-5-2 and needing to get through the...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 24 – Tsubasa Endoh
Jan05

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 24 – Tsubasa Endoh

Highest: 17 Lowest: 27 Average ranking: 23.33 Tony: 24 – 2017 seemed like a step backwards for the affable Japanese forward.  His limited playing time in 2016 became more so,  Perhaps it was TFC’s depth or perhaps we’ve seen his peak. The Endoh is nigh. It’s hard not to have a soft spot for Tsubasa Endoh. He’s from Japan – which means he’s from the future; his name his hella fun to say in a crappy movie samurai voice; he’s a wee...

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Toronto FC 2018 Schedule Released:  What Have The MLS Scheduling Gods Come Up With This Year?
Jan04

Toronto FC 2018 Schedule Released: What Have The MLS Scheduling Gods Come Up With This Year?

Start booking those days off and planning those road trips – the 2018 MLS Schedule is here!  We already knew that Toronto FC kick their year off with two Concacaf Champions League games against the (*YAWN*) Colorado Rapids in February, and that the home opener is against the Austin Columbus Crew on March 3rd, and then after a bye week we go to Montreal for le jour de Saint Patrice Bernier (Baissez-moi, je suis irlandais!), now...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 25 – Oyvind Alseth
Jan04

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 25 – Oyvind Alseth

Highest: 21 Lowest: 26 Average ranking: 24.71 Tony: 26 – One of the Too 10 Norwegians in TFC history. Fact. There really is no fun (nor interest) in an in-depth review of Oyvind Alseth. It was so exciting to finally have a Norweege on TFC but then, much like a Norwegian comedy club, applause was very limited. Instead – here are the first couple of paragraphs from Norwegian supergroup A-ha’s Wikipedia entry edited to reflect...

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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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