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Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney, Richie Laryea named to MLS Team of the Week

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The TFC duo earn the honours for the first time this season after a memorable win over the Columbus Crew Sunday.

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Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney gestures as he speaks to the fourth official.
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TORONTO, Canada—Following Sunday’s remarkable win over the first-place Columbus Crew SC, Toronto FC defender Richie Laryea and head coach Greg Vanney have been named to the Week 14 MLS Team of the Week.

The Toronto FC duo played significant roles in the Reds’ 3-1 come-from-behind victory at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

Laryea, 25, was involved in all three TFC tallies, highlighted by his showstopping individual effort to score his fourth goal of the season. The defender continues to grow, and at this point, the sky feels like the limit for the Canadian international. This was Laryea’s second Team of the Week honours after also earning the accolade during the MLS is Back Tournament.

Vanney, meanwhile, was crucial to the Reds’ success. He identified the problem(s) at halftime, made adjustments to his team—both tactically and mentally—and the end result was one of the more convincing 45 minutes of Toronto FC football in recent memory.

Read more about what the TFC coach said to his team at halftime in the latest TFC Notebook.

Below is the full Week 14 MLS Team of the Week.