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Daily Red: August 23rd

TFC face off against the Chicago Fire in hopes to gain more ground on DC and KC. Coach Nelsen looks on the bright side in hopes of securing first playoff spot, the Reds welcome back three key figures into their lineup, TFC brass doesn't think the team will miss Tim Leiweke that much, and a look back at the U20 CWNT World Cup journey.

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Preview: TFC v. Chicago

Today the Reds are home to face off against East rivals Chicago Fire who sit in 9th in the conference.  The last time these two teams faced each other, they finished in a 1-1 draw in Chicago on July 2nd.  This match also features newly signed Fire teammate and former Red, Robert Earnshaw who looks to make his Fire debut against his former club.  The game can be seen on Sportsnet.

Ryan Nelsen likes his chances heading into final stretch

The Reds are in 3rd place in the East and have received six points in the last four games.  Coach Ryan Nelsen believes his side can make a playoff push and know that their success is theirs to lose.

Reds Welcome Back Three Key Figures

TFC has received some good news from the injury list.  Looks like Jermain Defoe, skipper Steven Caldwell and Mark Bloom were all at practice this tuesday and might get some plating time tonight against the Fire.  However, for the two D Men (Bloom and Caldwell) it may be a little bit longer to see them in action.

Toronto FC brass doesn't expect club to miss a beat despite Tim Leiweke's impending departure

The news of MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke's impending departure isn't something of breaking news today, but what is good to know, and hopefully is true, is that the team will not be put in the backseat while the MLSE board focuses on the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors more.  Let's hope they find a replacement with the same mindset as Tim.

Looking back at Canada’s run in the U-20 Women’s World Cup

It's been a week since the U20 CWNT was knocked out of the Women's World Cup by Germany.  With a well done performance and players showing very promising careers in the national system, here is a review of the tournament for the Women's team.

Hagglund, Rookie of the Year?

Could TFC first round pick in 2013 be rookie of the year this year? TFC is 6-3-3 with Hagglund starting and featured in 14 games this year.