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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Roundup of minor news and speculation

Tue 9th Jan, 2007 10:30am - news

Stories on what could have been, what may be, and the Toronto Sun making stuff up.

We'll start with the 'what could have been'. So far the Toronto faithful have fully thrown their weight behind the appointment of Mo Johnston, with the exception of the expat Celtic fans who still bear a grudge from his 1989 last-minute switch to Rangers when he had promised a return to the Hoops. His record has not really been scrutinised (including his 2-5-7 record with RBNY before he was sacked), but I think on the whole he's being given the benefit of the doubt as a newish manager. The Kansas City Wizards also have a new manager for this season, Curt Onalfo, who reveals in an interview with SoccerAmerica.com that he was interviewed for the Toronto job. Not really anything to this, but it will be interesting to compare the two managers in what will be to all intents their first seasons as full managers of MLS teams.

Mutterings on the Red Patch Boys forums suggests that Hamilton native Milan Kojic may be on his way to Toronto from Haugesund in the Norwegian league. The team name may be familiar as the last team of TFC defender Chris Pozniak

And Finally. Toronto Sun hack Dean McNulty had an embarrasing piece of misfortune the other day. He penned an article for the Sun titled "Gonsalves turning heads at MLS combine". It profiled the young Canadian prospect Jeffrey Gonsalves - number 3 on 3rd Degree's Forwards list for the Superdraft, and described how MoJo had been watching him at the Combine. That the forward is a definite possibility for the TFC's Number 1 pick in the draft is undoubtedly the case, but McNulty was forced to publish an embarrasing followup article to say Gonsalves had left the Combine due to a bout of Mono. The latter article was fairly unclear, saying that he had 'left' the trials, but Buzz Carrick's roundup of Day 1 specifically mentions that Jeff never even made it out to begin with. As I mentioned the other day in the Combine Preview, Gonsalves was in fact absent from the final list of players, suggesting he may have pulled out before the event. So for those of you thinking this site is just full of aimless speculation and unsubstantiated stuff I just make up, so is the mainstream press. As for Gonsalves, I will have more information on him in my SuperDraft preview prior to the draw on the 12th.