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820 Words of Wisdom for Brother Robbie

Waking the Red's resident westerner pens a welcoming open letter to ex-Columbus Crew man Robbie Rogers on his new life, complete with wisdom and advice!

The Secret Diary of a (Fictional Gay) Footballer

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The issue of LGBT acceptance in sport has been a hot topic in recent years, and much effort has been made to put that issue on the forefront. And while there are a few Brandon Ayanbadejos out there, there are still far too many Chris Cullivers and Luiz Felipe Scolaris still resisting the tide. For those who suffer in silence under these Cullivers and Scolaris, or even in their own private Idahos, there are stories to tell...and that is why I've created the Teddy Perrault Diaries. Teddy is a fictional MLS player that is struggling with balancing who he is, with his love and desire for soccer -- the story may be fictional, but the facts behind them are all too common. Entries are being posted each day, with new ones each day in February. I will post updates on WTR, so come on over and check it out...and if you like it, share it with the world!

TFC's Day at the 2013 MLS SuperDraft: Storify'd

All of the social media-verse's reaction to TFC's day at the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, where they drafted Canadians Kyle Bekker (3rd overall) and Emery Welshman (16th overall). But what you'd be most...

Can North America Teach Europe on Anti-Homophobia?

While North America's soccer scene has made great strides in equality in 2012, Europe seems to consistently lack behind. Is 2013 the year that MLS's progress is strong enough for the other side of...

Shoshone Speaks: If You Got Nothing Nice To Say...

WTR's resident fashionista and Miss Manners is back, and she isn't happy about what Paul Mariner and Earl Cochrane's been saying. And she's got a few word for Aron Winter, too.

TFC's Season Ending Presser Yields Little

Toronto FC concluded their 6th season with their annual end of the year press conferences, with players and coaches discussing their future. Not surprisingly, not much said that we didn't know...

Revisit TFC-Santos with our Game Thread!

A three goal win you say? TFC take on Santos Laguna in the last group stage match of the CCL. Follow the match with our thread!

David Testo's tell-all interview with SB Nation

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This has been a subject that we here at Waking The Red have covered on and off throughout the last year or so, and this story is particularly striking especially to myself. David Testo's coming-out is now a well-known story on both sides of the border, but very little detail of his past has really emerged -- until now. Leander Schaerlaeckens' piece highights his career, and offers an example of what we could potentially do for an openly gay TFC player. Seriously guys, it can happen...David Testo has laid out what we can do to help.

Toronto FC v Galaxy report. Ugh.

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A terrible first half and a flattering final result are the end result as an undermanned and out of position TFC took on the Galaxy. One game closer to the end.

Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union: The WTR Game Thread

Two sides, born to lose but looking to the future. Waking the Red's got an early game thread today for the last 2012 meeting of TFC and Philadelphia.

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