Comparison of how Toronto and Montreal are faring in MLS standings so far this season. From Fevercharts.com.
This afternoon Joao Plata, who at last word is still officially a Toronto FC player, was unveiled at his new/former club LDU Quito. The terms of the deal were announced as being a 6 month loan deal as TFC had previously indicated. Photos like this will certainly not make TFC any happier though as they are already making it sound like the player basically left town before the deal was even made final. Starting to make the De Rosario saga seem almost uncomplicated.
Here's the second of two parts of a special series from Paul over at East Side Stand Up, in time for Toronto's Pride Week. Let's hope this will be the catalyst for change at TFC...or not. EIther way, homphobia sucks.
It's already well into Pride Week in Toronto, but despite talk of action, TFC has still done nothing to recognize the LGBT community in the city, while teams like Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo have. So East Side Stand Up is making light of this issue, in my comic character's debut. This is the first of two parts, see the rest of it tomorrow.
Before Toronto FC took to the field against Chivas USA there was a moment that meant so much more than anything that took place during the 90 minutes of play. The club planned for a moment of silence to show their respects for Italian midfielder Piermario Morosini who suffered heart failure while playing for Livorno in Italian Serie B. The moment of silence for the player was noticed by La Gazzetta in Italy as one of the many moving tributes to the 25 year old midfielder who was on loan from Udinese this season. The story of the midfielders life and death is really heart breaking and certainly worth taking a moment to read about. It is also worth reading about the many moving tributes including from Udinese and Di Nitale who have promised to look after his ailing sister. For Toronto fans there is a need to commend you for actually proving to be able to observe a moment of silence. Many times fans fail to show respect so sadly it has gotten to the point where it is of note that people show respect. The showing on the field may not have been something to be proud of but when you think back to the pregame moment of silence you know that there is so much more to life than just the game no matter how beautiful it is.