VMP Final Countdown: Number 14 – Joe Bendik
Dec02

VMP Final Countdown: Number 14 – Joe Bendik

Highest Ranking: 7 Lowest Ranking: 25 Average Ranking: 14.73 EDIT: All the below was written before the announcement that Bendik’s option wasn’t picked up. Not a surprise really, I imagine he’ll pass through the first round of the waiver draft unclaimed. After that he’s got a shot at getting a job somewhere for less. Best of luck to him.  Mark: 7. Super Pickle.  Joebergine.  The goalie who took Frei’s job. ...

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Ch-Ch-Changes! Toronto FC Release Konopka, Bendik, Jackson and Apparicio
Dec01

Ch-Ch-Changes! Toronto FC Release Konopka, Bendik, Jackson and Apparicio

And so it begins.  After yesterday’s re-signing of Justin Morrow, Toronto FC wasted little time in releasing four players and exercising contract options to thirteen others. TFC made a somewhat surprising move in releasing both Chris Konopka and Joe Bendik – the two had shared starting duties this past season and it seemed likely that at least one would be retained if only as back-up to a presumptive new keeper.  Most of...

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Contest : Joe Bendik Meme
Aug18

Contest : Joe Bendik Meme

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that Toronto FC could very well be one of the most memeable teams in all of sport.  The dysfunction, the quoteables, the invisible cheque-signings, Mista – the list goes on and on. In the Pulitzer-esque writing of the South Bar Report, I remember distinctly very late in the game, after Bendik made a very good save, a look, or glare – well it was something.  Screen...

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Toronto FC Kit And Sponsor Is (Finally) Official
Feb28

Toronto FC Kit And Sponsor Is (Finally) Official

It’s officially here – the new, less maple leaf strewn, still BMO sponsored Toronto FC kit is available for viewing (and of course purchasing).  As is usual with things like this in MLS and TFC, the official release of the Toronto’s 2015 kit was little surprise to most, thanks to previous leaks and teases in commercials. The kit itself is – to my eyes anyway – a pretty solid one as far as kits in general...

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