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08-13-2008, 06:02 AM
Not so many TFC news for now if you find some please post it here.

Gaudet ready to seize opportunity
Toronto midfielder ready to begin MLS career

Derek Gaudet is determined to take his chance, after being handed a developmental contract with Toronto FC. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has represented Canada at under-17 and under-20 levels and impressed during a trial at BMO Field early this month. "It's great to be here at such a professional club," said Gaudet. "It's a very good place to be and I'm excited. It was a lot of pressure having to prove myself, but I love the game and I just tried to relax and settle down a bit and get some good touches on the ball. All of the experienced pros here are great and they have been giving me pointers on my game. I want to keep working hard and keep improving."
Toronto FC Academy Head Coach Nick Dasovic has worked with Gaudet before at international level. "Derek's been part of the Canadian National set up for 3 or 4 years now," said Dasovic. "I had a few camps with him when I was working on the Under 20s with Dale Mitchell. He was a little bit young when he was at the camps, but he had a lot of technical ability and qualities that we saw."

Read more (http://toronto.fc.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080812&content_id=179743&vkey=news_t280&fext=.jsp&team=t280)

Returns, reserves make TFC strong
In absence of veterans, young Reds show progress

Toronto FC will be missing a minimum of three regulars on Sunday against the New York Red Bulls, but this actually counts as progress for the thin-rostered Reds. Some of the players missing from last Saturday's 1-0 win against the Colorado Rapids will be available for the New York game as TFC soldiers ahead without Amado Guevara (suspension), Maurice Edu and Marvell Wynne (U.S. Olympic team). Defender Marco Velez will return after serving a one-game suspension for amassing two bookings against FC Dallas on August 3. Midfielders Laurent Robert and Tyler Hemming are also expected to be available after suffering minor hamstring tweaks during last week's training.
"[Robert] trained today, he trained yesterday, so he comes into the squad for the weekend," said TFC head coach John Carver. "So we're getting back to full health. The good thing about it is these injuries Laurent's had and Tyler Hemming, who trained today [has had] -- they've not been serious injuries. It's been more of a precaution just to make sure that they're not out for the rest of the season, basically. So we manage the players and make sure that they're right and they're off the treatment table and ready to go for the weekend."

Read more (http://toronto.fc.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080812&content_id=179730&vkey=news_t280&fext=.jsp&team=t280)

SUNSHINE (http://www.torontosun.com/SUNshineGirl/home.html)

08-13-2008, 06:47 AM
U.S. Men's Rally Falls Short, 2-1
BEIJING, China (Aug. 13 2008) – The U.S. Men’s Olympic Team rallied from down 2-0 late in the second half and, following an 88th minute Sacha Kljestan penalty, nearly tied it when a Charlie Davies header hit the crossbar. But the U.S. were not able to tie the game, and the United States Men were eliminated from the 2008 Olympics following a 2-1 defeat to Nigeria (http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_8945664.html). With Netherlands defeating Japan 1-0, Nigeria and Netherlands advance to the quarterfinals.

(Edu and Wynne are coming home!)

08-13-2008, 07:33 AM


08-13-2008, 07:38 AM
Could they play Sunday or is it too soon, jetlag and all...

08-13-2008, 07:39 AM
Could they play Sunday or is it too soon, jetlag and all...

They would probably come as subs on SUNDAY

08-13-2008, 08:23 AM
yeah subs most likey.....oh well atleast now it's all coming together.

08-13-2008, 08:26 AM
Can you really call scoring one goal a "rally"???

08-13-2008, 08:30 AM
Well, if you're rallying to make it 1-1 sure, why not?

08-13-2008, 08:47 AM
I am all for our starts, but the hunger I have seen from the youngsters makes it an exciting match to watch!

Robert to me is an impact player having him in the squad will be vital for us, hecontrols his space, has an excellent touch on the ball going forward (could work a lil harder gettign back IMO) and a thunderous fre kick with exeelent placement, can't wait to see him back on the pitch. . oh man. . wait a min. . . where the fuck are all the SHITE threads?