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Red Bulletin: Toronto FC sell out away section at Olympic Stadium

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There will be plenty of Reds in attendance in Montreal on November 22.

MLS: Playoffs-Toronto FC at New York City FC Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

More than 40,000 tickets have been sold for Toronto FC’s visit to the Olympic Stadium to face the Montreal Impact, but it’s not just home supporters snapping them up.

The 1,400 seats allocated specifically for travelling Reds fans have already sold out, Canadian soccer reporters Duane Rollins and Rudi Schuller both tweeted on Thursday.

Away followings of that size are rarely seen in MLS due to the league’s geography, so it promises to be some spectacle on November 22.

Morris named Rookie of the Year

Surprise, surprise. Seattle Sounders striker Jordan Morris was named MLS’ Rookie of the Year yesterday after a debut season in which he scored 12 goals in 34 games.

Keegan Rosenberry had an excellent year and Jack Harrison is a talent, but Morris was the best combination of current ability and upside among this season’s first-year players. He can be expected to challenge the 20-goal mark next season if he remains a Sounder and has demonstrated why Werder Bremen took a liking to him last winter.

Morris succeeds Cyle Larin as the Rookie of the Year, and it is exciting to think ahead to the battles for club and country the two strikers could have over the coming years. You would have to expect that an opportunity in Europe will also be forthcoming for both of them eventually.

Recommended reading

John Molinaro of Sportsnet has an excellent piece on the Giovinco-Ventura controversy and not rising to ignorance (guilty).

As far as USA vs. Mexico seatwarmers go, Grant Wahl has a good profile of Christian Pulisic at Sports Illustrated.