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07-07-2008, 06:21 AM
Knight: A happy night out of nothing (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080706.WBsoccerblog20080706194150/WBStory/WBsoccerblog/)

Ben Knight, 06/07/08 at 7:41 PM EDT

Before the match, even the fans sounded like they were mailing it in.
Toronto FC hosted Mexican high-flyers Pachuca Saturday evening, despite desperately needing a day off before Wednesday's crucial flight to Vancouver to fight for survival in CONCACAF Champions League qualifying.
Scalpers were reportedly settling for $20 for prime field-side seats when they weren't picking squabbles with supporters or getting bundled into paddy wagons by the cops. The scalpers are rapidly becoming the Millwall of the lakeshore: nobody likes them, and they don't care.


Not TFC related, but it's a slow morning:

Hogtown has to holler
Women's side needs support against Brazil


The men did battle with the world's strongest football nation more than a month ago in Seattle. This time, it's the women and they're on home turf -- literally -- as they make their long-awaited debut at the National Soccer Stadium (aka BMO Field) on Thursday. Coming off a runner-up performance at the Peace Cup in South Korea, the match against the tried and tested Brazilians will determine where the women stand heading into the Beijing Games.




Ibrahim delighted with debut

Big future in store for 16-year-old Toronto FC forward

Toronto FC Media Relations

Toronto FC's 16-year-old striker Ibee Ibrahim was pleased with his performance on his first team debut against Pachuca on Saturday. Ibrahim was named Man of the Match in the Reds loss on penalty kicks to the Mexican side. He was given his first start after impressing in the reserves following his move from FC Dallas last month.


Four point weekend for U-18s

TFC Academy in Canadian Soccer League action

Toronto FC Media Relations

Toronto FC Academy (U18's) took four points from their two road games in the Canadian Soccer League over the weekend. The Reds tied 2-2 with London on Friday, and then won 2-0 at St. Catherines on Sunday.


07-07-2008, 07:04 AM
TFC braces for big week

MLS team heads on road to face Whitecaps, Fire

July 7, 2008

TORONTO -- With one exhibition match out of the way, things become a little less friendly for Toronto FC this week.
After a side of mostly non-regular players and youngsters acquitted themselves well against Pachuca of Mexico - playing to a 1-1 tie in regular time and losing 4-3 on penalty kicks at BMO Field on Saturday - Toronto will play a couple of crucial away games in two different competitions.


Last line says the Lombardo release is for real.

07-07-2008, 07:06 AM
Sunshine girl....damn.

07-07-2008, 07:25 AM
Sunshine girl....damn.

wow! and only 18..............

07-07-2008, 08:16 AM
Knight's article is great!


07-07-2008, 08:17 AM
Are there any vids of the penalty shoot out from teh weekend?

I suppose the MLS site wont as it was only a friendly. . any other sources?

07-07-2008, 08:24 AM
Sunshine girl....damn.

great way to start my day.

07-07-2008, 08:26 AM
Search Youtube Techno it's up

07-07-2008, 08:32 AM
Sunshine girl....damn.

I'm so glad I do not have a daughter.

07-07-2008, 09:07 AM
In another development, Toronto has released forward Andrea Lombardo.

So its confirmed, then.

Mark in Ottawa
07-07-2008, 09:16 AM
In another development, Toronto has released forward Andrea Lombardo.
So its confirmed, then.

Looks like it... heres wishing him well and hoping he gets some playing time elsewhere so he can improve his game and hopefully go on to play for Canada.

Scalpers getting harrassed?? EXCELLENT :)

07-07-2008, 10:08 AM
Are there any vids of the penalty shoot out from teh weekend?

I suppose the MLS site wont as it was only a friendly. . any other sources?

here mate: http://youtube.com/watch?v=n4YeVukDgG0

07-07-2008, 10:19 AM
Scalpers getting harrassed?? EXCELLENT :)

it was a VERY messy scene. I'm glad I didn't get punched out for trying to keep one fan and one scalper from fighting. Next time, I'm just walking away.

07-07-2008, 10:21 AM
wow! and only 18..............

favorite restaurant: Boston Pizza.

at least she's a cheap date.

07-07-2008, 10:29 AM
So its confirmed, then.

So does he end up at Montreal or Vancouver?

Because honestly, after this year and a half in Toronto I don't see a European team taking him on until he proves something somewhere else first.

Canary Canuck
07-07-2008, 12:15 PM
Depends whether Lombardo wants to be a Serie C type journeyman. He was in the Atalanta reserves but we can clearly see that he's just really lacking in a lot of departments