There will be a lot of Toronto FC fans of various international allegiances rejoicing today after Germany’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup. For the first time since 1938, the Germans failed to progress past the first round of the tournament, finishing at the bottom of their group with South Korea, Sweden and Mexico.
However, some of what happened to Germany had to hit a little close to home as well. The tournament favourites, with a lot of the same players who brought them so much glory, falling short. Sound familiar?
Germany and Toronto FC aren’t a perfect comparison, after all TFC can’t win a World Cup, only the Chicago Fire can do that. But both country and club are now in a position where they have a lot of work to do to recapture former glory.
Both are discussed at length on this week’s edition of the Footy Talks Podcast, with Mitchell Tierney being joined by Marco D’Onofrio of Soccer 360 and Football Italia. The pair wrap up the World Cup group stage, and what we can expect going into the knockout round.
They also talk quickly (starting at 40:45) about Toronto FC’s 2-1 loss to New York City FC and the red’s concerning body language. They finish things up with a discussion about the transfer window and whether Toronto FC might be able to add a player that could at least partially help turn things around.
The pair also discuss a player who’s time with the club might be coming to an end, and who might need a change of scenery in order to maximize his potential. All that and more on another edition of the Footy Talks Podcast.
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