Toronto FC Off Season Thread
Well, there are about 4 months for the next TFC game, so why not an off-season thread for Toronto's soccer team?
TFC is paired against LA Galaxy in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final series in early March yesterday.
The unpredictable factor of this is that both teams' roster may change drastically especially the Galaxy, which David Beckham's contract is running out at the end of this year and Landon Donovan might consider trying his luck in Europe for the final time. If they both come back, the Galaxy will be a very tough team to beat. TFC may also lose Joao Plata and Richard Eckersley due to there loan status, but key players like Frings, Koevermans and De Guzman will likely be back.
Another factor is TFC's venue in the first game. It is early March, which is usually very cold around here. An outdoor stadium like BMO Field can be one strong ice fortress for warm-weather teams like Galaxy but it can only hold 25,000 attendances. Another option is SkyDome aka Rogers Centre, which can hold as many as 50,000 and is warm inside, but it uses an artificial turf instead of real grass and doesn't give any real advantage for either teams.
Seeing how Montreal Impact CCL game inside Olympic Stadium going really well 2 years ago, Rogers Centre might be TFC's final choice.