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04-04-2009, 08:38 AM

Toronto fans get chance to roar

After the weekend that was a 1-1 draw in Columbus capped off with the PG version of all that is bad about the game of soccer, also known as hand bags at five yards Toronto FC fans finally get a chance to do what they have historically done better than anyone else in Major League Soccer, support their team.
Because the first visitors to the circus that is BMO Field this season are the pretenders to that throne (or maybe even the new occupants of the catbird seat, as hinted at by MLS commissioner Don Garber after the Seattle Sounders drew 35,000 fans to their inaugural game), the ante merely increases on what is sure to be a frenzied atmosphere this afternoon.

Read More (http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090403.wspt-tfc-03/GSStory/GlobeSportsSoccer/home)

`A dream come true' for De Rosario
Scarborough native finally returns to T.O.
Daniel Girard

For Dwayne De Rosario it's about the excitement of "a dream come true" finally wearing the home team jersey in front of the hometown fans.
Same goes for Adrian Serioux.
For NCAA All-American Sam Cronin, the focus is "just don't get overwhelmed."
The first two Toronto FC home-openers have been about anticipation and excitement. Today, the third edition, also comes with a heavy dose of optimism about the season ahead, which is sure to add to the noise level at a sold-out BMO Field as the expansion Seattle Sounders come to town.

Read More (http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/613674)

De Rosario searching for 1st TFC goal

Dwayne De Rosario has been waiting for this moment since he joined Toronto FC.
The Canadian midfielder will make his hometown debut when Toronto FC host Seattle Sounders FC in its home opener of the 2009 MLS season on Saturday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 3:30 p.m. ET).
De Rosario, who grew up in Scarborough, in Toronto's east end, made his way back home in the off-season when the Houston Dynamo traded him to Toronto FC.

Read More (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2009/04/03/sp-torontofc-seattle.html)

Ljungberg could start at BMO on Sat

TORONTO -- Freddie Ljungberg has long grown accustomed to the spotlight as one of soccer's most recognizable figures, whether it's on the pitch delivering precision passes or posing for underwear ads as the former face of Calvin Klein.
Still, the Swedish midfielder was surprised by the rock-star reception he's received in Seattle.
"It's been amazing," Ljungberg said Friday, on the eve of Seattle's game against host Toronto FC. "When I signed up there was 500 people standing there screaming and greeting me, which I never thought possible maybe in America.

Read More (http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/2009/04/03/ljunberg_seattle_toronto/)

Battle of who has most passionate fans

TORONTO -- With a 2-0 record and an average home crowd of more than 30,000 supporters per game, Seattle Sounders FC have taken MLS by storm thus far in their first season. But while Toronto FC greatly respects the Sounders' accomplishments on the field, the Reds don't quite buy into the hype that Seattle is now the hottest soccer market in the league. After all, it was Toronto's fan support that generated headlines during the Reds' expansion season in 2007, and with Sounders FC coming to town on Saturday for TFC's home opener, head coach John Carver thinks that the BMO Field fans will show that they can top any level of support from the Pacific Northwest.

Read More (http://toronto.fc.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20090403&content_id=234945&vkey=news_t280&fext=.jsp&team=t280)

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04-04-2009, 08:59 AM
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04-04-2009, 09:10 AM

04-04-2009, 09:12 AM
The time has come!!!!

04-04-2009, 09:37 AM
This is why we bring it today!...from Dero about the home town debut:

"Thinking about it, just brings chills out,"

Let's make sure the whole team feels like this.

04-04-2009, 09:38 AM
Is the SSG a promotional spread for Predator 4?

04-04-2009, 09:42 AM
Saturday!! Bloody Saturday!!..It's gonna be one for the ages!!

04-04-2009, 09:48 AM
Is the SSG a promotional spread for Predator 4?

I doubt it. There wasn't a Predator 3.

04-04-2009, 09:57 AM
Article in the Post late yesterday: http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1462405

Comments from el Presidente.

TFC Cityboy
04-04-2009, 10:11 AM
surprisingly good article from that "newspaper".

04-04-2009, 10:15 AM
Iiiits Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaaaaaas!

04-04-2009, 11:03 AM
Alien vs Predator can count as Pred 3. However, either way

04-04-2009, 11:04 AM
surprisingly good article from that "newspaper".

I think it's about time to lift the boycott on "that newspaper". Considering the whole reason people don't read it is an article from last year's columbus trip, and considering this year they were more than fair, and considering EVERY other paper this year did the same hack job as they did last year, wouldn't you think it's time to cut them some slack?

04-04-2009, 12:03 PM
The battle of the most passionate fans article sounds so lame. Trying to create more rivalries out of thin air. TFC supporters don't need the Seattle has a bigger stadium crap to get motivated. Love for TFC has already done that.

It just seems to me that the MLS spin machine is just aching to manufacture rivalries when they should let them develop naturally and facilitate them.

I understand that they are trying to whip up support for the game and Seattle doesn't really have a rival yet but that is coming. And I guess to an extent TFC doesn't have one main rival either as people seem to be split on TFC vs. Columbus, NYRB and Chicago so far, all for different reasons.

Let the fans and team decide who they will get the most pleasure from thumping on the field not the head office marketing department.

04-04-2009, 02:34 PM
Alien vs Predator can count as Pred 3.

There were two AVP movies though. The 2nd missed a great chance at become the most horrific, inhuman and tasteless ever. Too bad, I can imagine all the "Won't somebody think of the children"-types who'd have gone insane with righteous indignation.