Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) was granted Major League
Soccer (MLS) 13th club on October of 2005. Toronto FC began
its playoff journey in April 2007. Back then the club was
under coach Mo Johnson and Canadian International defender
Jim Brennan was the captain of the team.
Now, everyone is talking about the “Bloody Big Deal” that
Toronto FC signed with English International and Tottenham
Hotspurs forward Jermain Defoe, and US International and AS
Roma midfielder Michael Bradley.
The two Designated (DP) Players were presented at the Real
Sports Bar & Grill in downtown Toronto on January 13th, 2014
by Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) President and
CEO Tim Leiweke.
The Big deal is the residual effect of the commitment that
MLSE (as the parent company of the Toronto club) made to the
fans.The gesture is geared towards TFC making the playoffs due to
offseason acquisitions of marquee players.
Toronto FC made a lot of player changes throughout the
years; some good, some bad, and some indifferent. Some of
the past players exemplified the skill and toughness that is
required to be successful in the MLS. Other may have had
the individual skill and talent but lacked the basic MLS
requirement ...Athleticism, with Mental and Physical
Comparing the Bloody Big deal roster to those of previous
TFC teams maybe you can decipher who are the players that
should have been retained, who overstayed their time and
what caused fan favorites like Plata and Marvell Wynne
untimely release. On the bright side, Danny Dichio and Jim
Brennan are part of the TFC Academy and first team
coaching staff respectively, while DeRosario has returned,
and Serioux is with GolTV as a soccer analyst. How sweet it
would be for everyone to experience a TFC’s playoff