BMO field the home of the Toronto Football Club is under preparation for the third season of MLS play. Being such a multicultural, diverse city, Toronto, and its Football club has people from all over the world cheering for the same team, and uniting under one front, consisting of the colour red, not communism!
The Red Patch Boys are preparing to don their scarves and tuning up their voices, which usually consists of quite a few pints, to sing The Reds Go Marching In, I’m Going Crazy, Toronto Till I Die and Dicho24.
All the dollar stores will soon be sold out of red and white streamers as the fans who intend on having seats in the corners get ready to throw them at the opposing players on corner kicks. I haven’t seen this much support for any Toronto team period!
Supporters of the TFC definitely have some positives to be excited about this season. The acquisition of rugged defender, and Canadian product, Adrian Serioux from FC Dallas in exchange for our natural 2010 first round pick and some dough. Manager Mo Johnson said “This is another great signing for our team.”
This defensive signing along with the trade made on Dec 12th 2008 for Dwayne De Rosario four-time MLS cup winner and three-time All Star begins to shore up some of the holes and soft spots in the armour of this team who should now be more of a threat in the MLS.
Midfielder Amado Guevara should continue his stellar play for the team, and will I’m sure thrill fans with some spectacular goals this season.
Veteran Danny Dichio, who’s song is sung at 23:13 of every game for having scored the first goal every for this TFC franchise, and in doing so created this tradition, will continue to bring his leadership skills and pot a few for Toronto fans
One position for the team, that will have to be decided upon, is that of the keeper. Stephan Frei a Swiss product has impressed coaches after being drafted by Toronto 13th over in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and was named MVP at the 2009 MLS player combine. There’s one battle internally for the team that will just bring about a positive outcome, no matter which guy is in net.
The beginning of the season for the TFC, sees the team play the first two games on the road, at Kansas City on March 21st, and then in Columbus March 2h before returning to Toronto for their home opener Saturday April 4 at BMO field where I’m sure the words will ring through the stadium, Toronto ‘till I die, Toronto ‘till I die, I know I am I’m sure I am, Toronto ‘till I die!
(Obviously the words to the song Toronto ‘till I die)