Toronto Soccer Fans to Relaunch

The more observant among you may have noticed that Toronto Soccer Fans has been dormant for some time.
Various work/life changes have meant that there was insufficient time to keep this site updated to the extent that it deserved.

The Home game on Saturday was an opener in more ways than one. An Eye Opener. The passion of the crowd was fanstastic to see, and was reflected by most of the team. I am shortly relaunching this site as a suitable complement to that.

Check back soon, and any suggestions can be sent via the contact form

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Striker Alecko Eskandarian Joins TFC

Sat 23rd Dec, 2006 8:43pm - news

Toronto FC have secured the signing of forward Alecko Eskandarian from DC United

Toronto announced Friday the signing of Alecko Eskandarian from DC United in a trade for a partial allocation. Eskandrian, 24, is a proven forward netting 10 goals in 24 appearances (19 starts) in 2004. His career has so far seen some highs and lows - Hermann trophy in 2002 and first overall pick in the 2003 Superdraft set him for potentially great things, but a shaky first season with only 5 starts, and a string of minor injuries and a major concussion have severely limited his career thus far. He has still managed to make the All Star game in 2006, and was MLS Cup MVP in 2004 in honour of his 4 vital playoff goals. 7 goals in 22 games last season is still a respectable record from a striker who has yet to reach optimum age.

The trade from Washington should not be placed entirely on the basis of underperforming to his expectations. It is likely they received a sizeable partial allocation to add to their coffers, already flush from the sale of Freddy Adu to RSL, which most predict to be a precursor to a major move for a big-name foreign talent. It is a move they are now fully expected to make, particularly after shifting two of the clubs more popular players.

What it does for TFC is to add much needed firepower to a still heavily defensive squad. At 5'9" he is hardly a arial target man, but given that he wears protective headgear following his concussion that is probably not a bad thing. He is a flair player on the ground, happy to use either foot and aware of where the goal is. Even given his problems he has a decent scoring record, but the club are no doubt hoping that the vast potential he showed through his college career will once again resurface with - fingers crossed - a run of games without injury.