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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Names to watch for in January

Tue 2nd Jan, 2007 11:15am - rumour

A summary of some of the likely targets for Mo this January for trades from foreign leagues while the transfer window is open.

The international transfer window is now open for business, and with it the annual rumour-mill extravaganza that goes along with it. The most likely for Toronto FC is that we are on the lookout for quality Canadian players. The club is going to need 7-8 native players on the roster to satisfy MLS regulations, and not least to satisfy the patriotic sentiments of the fans. Currently we can count 5 (Sutton, Braz, Brennan, Reda, Pozniak), so there is still room for a couple. That said, many of the younger Canadian players will not be looking for a move to the MLS any time soon, and we will probably grab at least one in the Superdraft, so foreign talent is just as plausible. Multiple names have been floating around for some time now, and Johnston himself admits that internet speculation has been "Dead-on" on some occasions, so I'll run a quick précis of the most frequent names to crop up.

Jaime Peters. Fits the 'Canadian' requirement, and is supposed to be moderately unsettled at his current club Ipswich. He is a target whom we have previously covered, but we've also noted later remarks in an interview with Fan590 that MoJo specifically addressed the Peters issue saying money was likely going to block any chance of signing him.

David Edgar. Another young Canadian target, a great prospect, suffers the same difficulty as Peters but to a stronger extent. He is signed at Newcastle United in the Premiership, and was still being mentioned recently as a great option, but injuries gave him a first-team opportunity on New Years Day which he took to with some aplomb, netting the equaliser against Manchester United. If Peters is too expensive, don't even bother with Edgar now.

Eddie Lewis. Not a Canadian, but a 32 year old American midfielder. Although he is currently a regular in the Leeds side - taking the corner that led to a goal on monday - they have a new manager in Dennis Wise who is widely expected to ring some changes this month, and has already started culling the aging. This is a widely reported rumour, and also not one that came from the 'dartboard' speculation that some Canadian player rumours seem to be. A Fulham and PNE alum, with a healthy crop of US caps to his name, he would be an experienced addition.

Abbe Ibrahim. Young (20) Togolese striker, he played under Mo at the Metrostars (Red Bull) and is currently off the footballing radar. Rampant rumour suggests he is the mysterious 'already signed' striker that was hinted at just prior to christmas. Mo is known to be a fan of the rangy unpredictable striker, and the fans took easily to him. A whole host of confusion with his agent, visas, Lalas releasing him, World Cup shenanigans and more. He was not therefore secured by Red Bull/Metrostars and could not otherwise be located, but it is quite plausible that Johnston has chased him down and got him to put pen to paper for his new side. A rumour earlier in the year had him going to Hearts; Johnston has many connections back in the Auld country, and Hearts in particular. Watch this space.