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Off the Woodworkx Post-Game Edition IMFC vs LAG May 28th 2016

May 29 2016 10:03 PM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

Off the Woodworkx Post-Game Edition


Bruce Arena
Mauro Biello
Nigel de Jong
Gio Dos Santos
Kyle Fisher
Cameron Porter
Didier Drogba

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Italian loss – Toronto gain

May 25 2016 09:07 PM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

by Ciarán Breen, May 25, 2016

Toronto FC will hope to break a three-game winless streak when they take on the New York Red Bulls on Saturday (Kick-off 7:00 p.m. ET), armed with a piece of offensive weaponry they didn’t count on having at their disposal.

2015 MVP Sebastian Giovinco, still the consensus best player in Major League Soccer, was omitted this week from the Italian national team rooster for Euro 2016. A crushing development for the 29-year-old, the Reds (4-4-4) will be delighted to have the hitman to drive the team forward in the absence of club captain Michael Bradley, who departed for the United States Copa America training camp after the 0-0 draw at home to Columbus.

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Soccer Today! on SPN Radio

May 24 2016 07:35 PM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

From the award-winning makers of the Two Solitudes Soccer Podcast and the Sports Podcasting Network, we now present Soccer Today!

Your new live Soccer Radio Show where you can make your voice heard!

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This one’s personal

May 20 2016 04:27 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

by Ciarán Breen, May 19, 2016

Toronto FC go into what feels like a crunch game against the Columbus Crew on Saturday (Kick-off 5:00 p.m. ET) with tired legs, after all 11 starters played 90 minutes against New York City FC on Wednesday night. Jay Chapman did make way for Danny Lovitz but not until injury time.

After taking just four point from their opening three home games, the Reds will look to prove their mettle against the 2015 MLS Cup runners-up. They will do so in the continued absence of the injured Jozy Altidore. After a solid showing in which he set up the equalizing goal in the 1-1 draw with NYCFC, Mo Babouli is likely to lead the line alongside Sebastian Giovinco.

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The Italian Job

May 17 2016 03:09 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

by Ciarán Breen, May 16, 2016

All eyes will be fixed on two men from northern Italy at BMO Field on Wednesday night, where Toronto FC take on New York City FC (Kick-off 7:00 p.m. ET), hoping to bounce back from a 4-3 home defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

The Reds (4-4-2) will look to star forward Sebastian Giovinco to continue his rich vein of form. While his pair of goals and assist couldn’t make up for defensive lapses against the West Coast rivals, Giovinco has now been involved in a scoring or assisting capacity in all 13 of TFC’s goals this season.

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CSA presidential election likely to be held in 2017

May 13 2016 06:22 PM | Duane Rollins in 24th Minute

There will be an election to determine the next president of the Canadian Soccer Association during the first general meeting following the resignation of Victor Montagliani.

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Keep your friends close and your enemies on the other side of the country

May 12 2016 03:54 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

by Ciarán Breen, May 11, 2016

It’s Canadian derby time at BMO Field. Toronto FC welcome Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday (Kick-off 7:30 p.m. ET) with all three teams north of the border sitting pretty in MLS.

Only the Montreal Impact stand between TFC (4-3-2) and first place in the East, while a 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire Wednesday night keeps Vancouver (5-5-2) in the mix in the highly competitive Western conference.

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Canada to Host El Salvador Qualifier in Vancouver

May 10 2016 06:32 PM | Duane Rollins in World Cup 2014

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After getting immense support for the Mexico and Honduras home matches, Benito Floro’s side has decided to face Central Americans at BC Place come September, a move that will affect the online betting predictions to win the match.

Canada will conclude its CONCACAF semifinal stage of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in the stadium it all began after corroborating that BC Place in Vancouver will host El Salvador on Tuesday, September 6th.

After receiving a positive reaction from the soccer fans on Canada’s west coast on last November’s 1-0 home victory over Honduras and an epic mammoth crowd of over 54,000 in attendance in last month’s 3-0 defeat to Mexico in downtown Vancouver, the head coach Benito Floro together with the Canadian Soccer Association came to a conclusion of playing the Group A finale at the BC Place following the Labor Day long weekend.

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Toronto FC vs FC Dallas - May 7, 2016 - Photos

May 08 2016 03:44 AM | Photo Hazard in PhotoHazard

May 7, 2016
Toronto FC 1 - FC Dallas 0

Toronto FC hosted FC Dallas in the recently renovated BMO Field.
The loan goal of the match was scored by TFC rookie Tsubasa Endoh, giving Toronto a 1-0 win.
The crowd of over 30 000 witnessed only the 2nd home opener win in club history.

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Those wild eyed boys are back in town

May 05 2016 04:08 PM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

by Ciarán Breen, May 5, 2016

Toronto FC are finally home. After a gruelling 8-game road swing to start the 2016 season, the Reds take on FC Dallas at a newly renovated sold-out BMO Field on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET).

Expectations are at an all-time high after solid off-season recruitment and some impressive performances to date secured a 3-3-2 record coming into the home opener. The 11-point haul equalled an MLS record for a team with a lengthy opening road trip.

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Introducing Soccer Today!

May 02 2016 10:48 PM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

Soccer Today! on SPN Radio
From the award-winning makers of the Two Solitudes Soccer Podcast and the Sports Podcasting Network, we now present Soccer Today!
Your new live Soccer Radio Show where you can make your voice heard!

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Report and Reaction: No-one really satisfied after ten man Whitecaps share points with Sporting KC

Apr 29 2016 06:06 AM | Michael McColl in AFTN

Who are the real Vancouver Whitecaps this season? No-one really knows yet. Not even Carl Robinson. It’s certainly been an up and down season and Wednesday night’s match at home to Sporting Kansas City show both the good and the bad side of the ‘Caps this year.

There was an exciting start, with some dangerous attacking play. A nice goal for Christian Bolaños, his first in MLS. But then some sloppy defending let KC back in it and the ‘Caps served up what Robinson described as a “catalogue of errors” in a second half that saw Kendall Waston sent off in the 51st minute.

So one point is better than none and it came against tough Western Conference, albeit one that rest their three dangerous attackers. Here’s our report and postgame reaction from both locker rooms.

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Almost Home

Apr 28 2016 01:54 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

by Ciarán Breen, April 27, 2016

Sebastian Giovinco stands on the brink of TFC history – a goal against the Portland Timbers on Sunday will make him the club’s all-time record scorer, ahead of Dwayne De Rosario with whom he sits tied on 28 goals.

Toronto FC (3-2-2) wrap up the eight-game road stretch that has started their season in Portland, where they take on the reigning MLS Cup holders.

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Maple Leaf Soccer: A 2016 Canadians in MLS round-up (Wk 8)

Apr 26 2016 06:34 AM | Michael McColl in AFTN

Quite the weekend for Canadian teams and players. Vancouver beat the MLS leaders 3-0 and Toronto got the better of the 401 derby with a 2-0 win in Montreal. While elsewhere, Canadian players were involved in all sorts of goals and controversies in New York Red Bulls 3-2 home win against Orlando City.

In total, ten Canadian players saw MLS action in Week 8, playing a total of 646 minutes, the most gametime so far this season.

Six of those players started for their teams and played the full 90 minutes, and there was one goal, one own goal and an assist involving Canadians this week.

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Episode 155 - The AFTN Podcast - "There's Still Time" (Texas Toast - Vancouver v Dallas postgame show featuring Robinson, Pareja, Akindele, Rosales and Zimmerman)

Apr 25 2016 08:46 AM | Michael McColl in AFTN

They may have had some luck, poor finishing by their opponents and an inspired David Ousted along the way, but Vancouver Whitecaps got back on the horse again on Saturday night with a 3-0 win over MLS leaders FC Dallas.

We look back over the win, the standouts, the key moments and what it might mean for the Whitecaps going forward, now that they've broken their three game winless streak and scored their first open play goal of the season.

We hear from both head coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and Dallas' Oscar Pareja, and visit the visitors' locker room to hear from Canadian striker Tesho Akindele, defender Walker Zimmerman and former Whitecap Mauro Rosales.

And there's still time to look ahead to Wednesday Western Conference clash at home to Sporting KC. What changes will Robbo make for that one?

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Report and Reaction: Outstanding Ousted propels Vancouver Whitecaps to win over MLS leaders

Apr 25 2016 08:44 AM | Michael McColl in AFTN

So this is what it feels like, when doves cry the Whitecaps score. We were starting to forget.

An own goal, a Jordan Harvey strike from a corner, a nice finish from Kekuta Manneh and a phenomenal goalkeeping display from David Ousted secured Vancouver's first win, and goals, in four matches.

3-0 over the MLS leaders ain't too shabby, but I'm not sure how many people will actually have left the match with a feeling that the 'Caps goalscoring issues are over. Still, baby steps, and in the words of Carl Robinson, we'll take the three points and move on.

Here's our match report and full postgame reaction from both locker rooms.

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401 Derby Preview Show with Duane Rollins and Kevin Laramee

Apr 22 2016 04:50 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

Today on the first ever edition of the 401 Derby Preview Show,

Kevin and Duane talked about the history of one of the biggest rivalry in North American soccer, the

stats, the records and the leaders and talked about their fondest and worst memories of these games!

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Soccer in Canada Growing in Power

Apr 15 2016 08:57 PM | Duane Rollins in World Cup 2014

Women’s soccer has certainly become very popular in Canada in recent time. Online sports betting sites are being flooded with interest in the Canadian team as Canada Soccer is going to grow with the team heading to the Road to Rio Series, the Amway Canadian Championship and eventually the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

The Canadian team has a partnership with TSN to broadcast more matches. This is on the heels of the country’s successful stint at hosting the World Cup.

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MLS House of Cards Episode 6 – TFC head to D.C.

Apr 13 2016 03:58 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

by Ciarán Breen, April 13, 2016

Toronto FC will look to continue their resilient road form in Washington on Saturday when they take on D.C. United, who exploded into life in a 4-0 victory over the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps last time out.

TFC snapped their two-game losing streak in Foxborough last weekend in a 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution, and will hope to secure more points in a place where they took all thee last season in a 2-1 win.

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Off the Woodworkx Post-Game Edition IMFC vs CLB April 9th 2016 with Mauro Biello, Greg Berhalter, Hassoun Camara, Kyle Bekker and Dominic Oduro

Apr 11 2016 05:30 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

Today on the Post Game Edition of Off the Woodworkx,

The Post-Game comments of the Head Coach of the Montreal Impact, Mauro Biello, Head Coach of the Columbus Crew Greg Berhalter, Hassoun Camara, Kyle Bekker and Dominic Oduro.

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Sur La Transversale Retour sur FC Montréal-TFC2 et IMFC-Crew avec Tristan D’Amours

Apr 11 2016 05:24 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

par Kevin Laramée
Bonjour, bonsoir et bienvenue à Sur La Transversale,
Aujourd’hui, Kevin est accompagné de Tristan D’Amours, Éditeur Sportif du Link Newspaper pour faire un retour sur le programme double de samedi au Stade Olympique.
Aussi, les commentaires d’âprès-match de Phillippe Eullaffroy, Jean-Yves Balou Tabla, Hassoun Camara et Mauro Biello.
Jusqu’à la prochaine fois, BON SOCCER!

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Same old foe, mostly same faces

Apr 08 2016 02:49 PM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

by Ciarán Breen, April 8, 2016

After finishing on the wrong end of a 1-0 result for the second game running last week, Toronto FC heads to Foxborough, Massachusetts to take a frustrating foe in the New England Revolution (1-1-3).

The Reds (1-1-2) start the second half of their 8-game road swing with a visit to a place where they have only won twice in 12 matches.

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Apr 04 2016 11:02 PM | Duane Rollins in World Cup 2014

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Apr 01 2016 10:59 PM | Duane Rollins in World Cup 2014

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Returning all dressed in Red

Apr 01 2016 02:58 AM | Canadian Soccer News in 24th Minute

By Ciarán Breen

Toronto FC take their 1-1-1 start to the season to Colorado on Saturday, after a bye week that saw Jozy Altidore continue his return to fitness, getting on the scoresheet for the U.S. national team.

The game at DSG Park (8:00 p.m. ET) will see Drew Moor and Clint Irwin returning to face the Rapids in Toronto red for the first time since they both joined TFC in the off-season. Moor was captain for three of his seven seasons in Denver and Irwin was a 2015 all-star.

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