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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Toronto to purge Scandinavia of (old) Canadians?

Tue 28th Nov, 2006 2:34pm - rumour

Further rumours are abounding about Sandro Grande joining a Canadian exodus from the Scandinavian leagues.

The latest Canadian rumoured to be joining the ranks of the Reds is ex-Impact and Brescia midfielder Sandro Grande. Currently plying his trade for Molde in Norway, the 29 year old has 12 caps to his name, for one goal.

Now it would be unfair to chalk this up to just following patterns, but the mighty TFC have already brought Reda and Pozniak from the cold northern European climes, so it makes sense that more may be willing to follow. Whether you view the MLS as a step up, down, or sideways from these leagues there's always the additional lure of Timbits or poutine. So to the list of Canadian internationals at CanadaSoccer.com and run your finger down.

Taking only full national-team squad playing in Scandinavia (oh, and Holland for fun), cross out any 25 or under at the start of the 2007 season, and any filled position (GK) and you get the following:

  • Stephen Ademolu 24 - (F) - Tromso
  • Patrice Bernier 27 - (M) - Tromso
  • Rob Friend 25 - (F) - Heerenven
  • Ali Gerba 24 - (F) - Odd Grenland
  • Sandro Grande 29 - (M) - Molde
  • Lars Hirschfeld 28 - (GK) - Rosenborg
  • Atiba Hutchinson 23 - (M) - Copenhagen
  • Will Johnson 19 - (F) - Heerenven
  • Issey Nakajima-Farran 22 - (M) - Vejle Boldklub
  • Olivier Occean 25 - (F) - Lillestrom
  • Chris Pozniak 26 (in Jan) - (D) - Haugesund FK
  • Marco Reda 29 - (D) - Sogndal
  • Kenny Stamatopoulos 27 - (GK) - Tromso
  • Joshua Wagenaar 21 - (GK) - ADO Den Haag

See what I did there? So. Watch this space. Patrice Bernier rumour coming soon :-)