It’s been a doozy of a year, and not much has gone right for our beloved Reds. The 2021 MLS campaign is virtually over for Toronto FC, but tonight, we embrace a rainy date with destiny as we face off against CPL side York United in a one-and-done Voyaguers Cup Tie, the importance of which cannot be overstated.
This is us. From one, a community.— York United FC (@yorkutdfc) September 21, 2021
With roots throughout the GTA, our connections to various neighbourhoods run deep.
Ahead of our clash with @TorontoFC, our players @Petrasso20, @maxthegod20 & @NikolaosGiants share their memories of the places that made them.#UnitedByYou pic.twitter.com/1t2kPGwQu6
York United exists in a limbo of their own design, caught in the gravity of the big bad downtown club, fighting to establish some/any kind of identity.
Dunny didn’t mean to, but he posted pictures of the exact same passionate fans that support both TFC and YU as separate entities, and did better to illustrate this overlap than I could ever hope to.
These clubs are fighting over the same zeitgeist, and, dare I even think this, let alone type it out to be forever preserved in the amber of an unforgiving internet, a win over TFC tonight won’t just define York’s season, but perhaps the club’s entire existence.
Yeah, it’s a massive, massive, game. And while Michael Singh is positive it will be a cakewalk for the Reds, I’m not nearly as confident. This season sucks.
So, it was a particularly fabulous treat to have former mayor of Toronto David Miller on the show yesterday to give some insight on just where TFC sit in the wider mosaic of the club’s history, or, at least that was the plan.
We mostly talked about the rumours around the return of the prodigal son, Sebastian Giovinco.
“How can we not welcome him back, he’s a legend! He’s the greatest player to ever play in this league, let alone for TFC.” @Iamdavidmiller on whether or not #TFCLive should bring back Sebastian Giovinco. @Wakingthered pic.twitter.com/cokuoIJwmn— Footy Talks (@FootyTalksLive) September 21, 2021
Indeed, how could we not welcome him back? There’s unfinished business on both sides. MLSE has buckets of cash, and even if it’s empty fan service from a front office that has lost the plot, we are fans in need of servicing.
"It seems like something perhaps is in the works here, and if so, personally, I'm all for it". @MichaelSingh94 on Sebastian Giovinco's potential return to #TFCLive. @WakingtheRed pic.twitter.com/lx70fzd2Qe— Footy Talks (@FootyTalksLive) September 21, 2021
I’ll be the first to admit I wrote the Atomic Ant off after he left in a huff; it was the only way to protect my ego after he threw barbs and tossed elbows on his way to Saudi Arabia.
And while I’m cautious about just what effect he will have on the pitch in 2021, I’m happy to welcome an older, wiser, less productive Seba back, if only to fix the narrative and have our talisman retire as a Red, as it should be.
The only point that really matters. pic.twitter.com/b7u96JOw13— Jeffrey P Nesker (@JeffreyPNesker) September 22, 2021
What do we think? No Seba, No Party?
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We. Want. Seba.
Bring. Him. Home.