2013 Toronto FC season

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Toronto FC
2013 season
President and General Manager Kevin Payne
Head Coach Ryan Nelsen
Major League Soccer TBD
MLS Cup Playoffs Did not qualify
Canadian Championship First round
Average home league attendance 19,036
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013 Toronto FC season was Toronto FC's seventh season in Major League Soccer, the top tier of soccer in the United States and Canada. Kevin Payne became the club's first president during the off-season. He also became the club's general manager. The season opened on March 2.

The club entered the season as the defending Canadian Championship winners.

Review and events[edit]

Kevin Payne became the club president and general manager during the off-season.[1] The club fired Paul Mariner as head coach and was replaced by Ryan Nelsen,[2] who was at the time an active player with Queens Park Rangers F.C. in England. Kevin Payne stated, in reference to Nelson's availability, that "We’re not sure when he’ll join us."[3] Nelson terminated his QPR contract before the end of the season,[4] and joined TFC in February, 2013.

The season opened with an away game on March 2 against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC[5] and finished with a home win against Montreal Impact on October 26.[6]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Legend[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season[edit]

MLS regular season[edit]

Match results[edit]

MLS regular season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]
Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 2013 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
4 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0 2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
6 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
7 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
8 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
9 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
10 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 6:55 p.m. EDT
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (E2) = Eastern Conference runner-up; (E3) = Eastern Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Overall table[edit]

Note: the table below has no impact on playoff qualification and is used solely for determining host of the MLS Cup, certain CCL spots, and 2014 MLS draft. The conference tables are the sole determinant for teams qualifying to the playoffs


Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 Supporters' Shield, 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21
4 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
5 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
6 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0
7 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
8 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
9 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0
10 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
11 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
12 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
14 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
15 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
16 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
17 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
18 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37
19 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Source: MLSsoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion
(Q) = Qualified for Playoffs
1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A. (Canadian teams cannot qualify for the Champions League through MLS; the Canadian qualifier is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Championship.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League are:

Results summary[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD
34 29 6 17 11 30 47 −17 4 5 8 23 22 +1 2 12 3 7 25 −18

Last updated: September 14, 2013
Source: "Toronto FC Schedule". 
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground A H A H H A H H A A H A H A A H H A A H H A H A A H A H A H H A A H
Result L W L D D D D L L L L L D W D L D L L D W W L L D D L D L L W L L W

Last updated: September 14, 2013.
Source: MLS Results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Canadian Championship[edit]

Semi final[edit]

Mid-season friendly[edit]

Player information[edit]

Squad and statistics[edit]

Squad, appearances and goals[edit]

As of October 26, 2013

No. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeeper
12 United States GK Joe Bendik 33 0 33+0 0 0+0 0
24 Switzerland GK Stefan Frei 3 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
40 Canada GK Quillan Roberts 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Defenders
4 Canada DF Doneil Henry 22 1 19+1 0 2+0 1
5 Canada DF Ashtone Morgan 24 0 20+2 0 2+0 0
6 United States DF Gale Agbossoumonde 13 0 12+1 0 0+0 0
25 United States DF Jeremy Hall 32 1 26+5 1 0+1 0
27 England DF Richard Eckersley 16 0 16+0 0 0+0 0
33 United States DF Ryan Richter 15 0 12+1 0 2+0 0
13 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell 23 1 23+0 1 0+0 0
28 United States DF Mark Bloom 6 0 6+0 0 0+0 0
3 Switzerland DF Jonas Elmer 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0
Midfielders
8 Canada MF Kyle Bekker 11 0 3+6 0 2+0 0
16 England MF Darel Russell 18 3 10+8 3 0+0 0
19 Bermuda MF Reggie Lambe 29 0 20+8 0 1+0 0
21 Canada MF Jonathan Osorio 30 5 18+10 5 2+0 0
20 Argentina MF Matías Laba 16 1 16+0 1 0+0 0
15 United States MF Bobby Convey 21 1 20+1 1 0+0 0
23 Spain MF Álvaro Rey 13 1 9+4 1 0+0 0
Forwards
9 Canada FW Emery Welshman 2 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
10 Wales FW Robert Earnshaw 27 8 23+3 8 1+0 0
14 Netherlands FW Danny Koevermans 4 0 1+3 0 0+0 0
17 United States FW Justin Braun 22 2 8+13 2 1+0 0
31 United States FW Andrew Wiedeman 16 3 9+5 2 2+0 1
7 Nigeria FW Bright Dike 7 1 5+2 1 0+0 0
No Longer With Team
15 Canada MF Matt Stinson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 Jamaica FW Ashton Bennett 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
28 England FW Taylor Morgan 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
7 England MF John Bostock 9 0 4+3 0 2+0 0
31 England MF Hogan Ephraim 10 0 8+1 0 0+1 0
23 Canada MF Terry Dunfield 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0
48 Republic of Ireland DF Darren O'Dea 17 1 17+0 1 0+0 0
11 United States MF Luis Silva 16 0 11+3 0 0+2 0
2 United States DF Logan Emory 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
3 United States DF Danny Califf 6 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
22 New Zealand FW Jeremy Brockie 15 1 11+4 1 0+0 0
37 Argentina FW Maximiliano Urruti 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0

Goals against average[edit]

No. Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship
MP GA GAA MP GA GAA MP GA GAA
12 Joe Bendik 2970 46 1.39 2970 46 1.39 0 0
24 Stefan Frei 270 7 2.33 90 1 1.00 180 6 3.00
40 Quillan Roberts 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 3240 53 1.47 3060 47 1.38 180 6 3.00
Latest update: October 26, 2013

Bookings[edit]

Transactions[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
Dec 3, 2012 United States Justin Braun FW United States Real Salt Lake Traded for Aaron Maund [7]
Dec 12, 2012 United States Joe Bendik GK United States Portland Timbers Traded with 1st round 2013 SuperDraft pick & Allocation Money for Ryan Johnson & Miloš Kocić [8]
Dec 14, 2012 United States Danny Califf DF United States Chivas USA Selected in stage 2 of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft [9]
Dec 20, 2012 United States Gale Agbossoumonde DF United States Carolina RailHawks Acquired via weighted lottery [10]
Jan 15, 2013 Brazil Júlio César MF United States Sporting Kansas City Free Transfer [11]
Jan 17, 2013 Canada Kyle Bekker MF United States Boston College Eagles 1st round 2013 SuperDraft pick [12]
Jan 17, 2013 Canada Emery Welshman FW United States Oregon State Beavers 1st round 2013 SuperDraft pick [12]
Mar 1, 2013 Wales Robert Earnshaw FW Wales Cardiff City Free Transfer [13]
Mar 1, 2013 Jamaica Ashton Bennett FW United States Coastal Carolina 2nd round 2013 Supplemental Draft pick [14]
Mar 1, 2013 England Taylor Morgan FW United States George Mason 4th round 2013 Supplemental Draft pick [14]
Mar 1, 2013 Canada Jonathan Osorio MF Canada SC Toronto Free Transfer [14]
Mar 1, 2013 England Darel Russell MF England Portsmouth Free Transfer [15]
Mar 25, 2013 United States Ryan Richter DF United States Charleston Battery Free Transfer [16]
Apr 25, 2013 Argentina Matías Laba MF Argentina Argentinos Juniors Undisclosed [17]
May 16, 2013 United States Bobby Convey MF United States Sporting Kansas City Traded for a 2014 MLS SuperDraft third round pick [18]
July 2, 2013 United States Michael Thomas MF United States Sporting Kansas City Traded for a 2015 MLS SuperDraft second round pick [19]
July 25, 2013 Spain Álvaro Rey MF Spain Xerez Club Deportivo Undisclosed [20]
August 1, 2013 Switzerland Jonas Elmer DF Switzerland FC Winterthur Undisclosed [21]
August 8, 2013 Argentina/Canada Manuel Aparicio MF Canada Toronto FC Academy Undisclosed [22]
August 16, 2013 Argentina Maximiliano Urruti FW Argentina Newell's Old Boys Undisclosed [23]
September 9, 2013 Nigeria Bright Dike FW United States Portland Timbers Traded with a 2015 MLS SuperDraft first round pick & allocation money for Maximiliano Urruti & an international roster spot [24]
September 13, 2013 United States Chris Konopka GK United States Philadelphia Union Traded for a 2014 MLS SuperDraft third round pick [25]

Loan In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
Feb 27, 2013 England Hogan Ephraim MF England Queens Park Rangers Loaned until Jun 30, 2013 [26]
Mar 8, 2013 England John Bostock MF England Tottenham Hotspur TBD [27]
May 7, 2013 Scotland Steven Caldwell DF England Birmingham City July 2013 [28]
May 7, 2013 New Zealand Jeremy Brockie FW New Zealand Wellington Phoenix TBD [28]
July 12, 2013 United States Mark Bloom DF United States Atlanta Silverbacks Undisclosed [29]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
Nov 15, 2012 Canada Adrian Cann DF Released [30]
Nov 15, 2012 United States Ty Harden DF Released [30]
Nov 15, 2012 Jamaica Dicoy Williams DF Released [30]
Nov 15, 2012 Canada Oscar Cordon MF Released [30]
Nov 15, 2012 Canada Nicholas Lindsay FW Released [30]
Nov 15, 2012 Canada Keith Makubuya FW Released [30]
Dec 3, 2012 United States Aaron Maund DF United States Real Salt Lake Traded for Justin Braun [7]
Dec 12, 2012 Jamaica Ryan Johnson FW United States Portland Timbers Traded for Joe Bendik, 1st round 2013 SuperDraft pick & Allocation Money [8]
Serbia Miloš Kocić GK
Jan 30, 2013 Ecuador Joao Plata FW United States Real Salt Lake Traded for 2015 2nd Round MLS SuperDraft Pick [31]
Feb 4, 2013 France Eric Hassli FW United States FC Dallas Traded for Conditional 2015 2nd Round SuperDraft Pick [32]
Feb 26, 2013 Germany Torsten Frings MF Retired [33]
[34]
Feb 27, 2013 United States Quincy Amarikwa FW United States Chicago Fire Traded for 2014 1st Round Supplemental Draft Pick [26]
Mar 19, 2013 Canada Matt Stinson MF Waived [35]
Mar 29, 2013 Brazil Júlio César MF Released [36]
May 14, 2013 Jamaica Ashton Bennett FW Waived [37]
May 14, 2013 England Taylor Morgan FW Waived [37]
May 24, 2013 England John Bostock FW Loan Ended/Waived [38]
June 13, 2013 Canada Terry Dunfield MF Waived [39]
June 27, 2013 United States Logan Emory DF Waived [40]
July 9, 2013 United States Luis Silva MF United States D.C. United Traded for allocation money [41]
July 12, 2013 United States Danny Califf DF Retired [42]
July 18, 2013 Republic of Ireland Darren O'Dea DF Ukraine FC Metalurh Donetsk Mutual Agreement [43]
Sept 9, 2013 Argentina Maximiliano Urruti FW United States Portland Timbers Traded with an international roster spot for Bright Dike, 2015 MLS SuperDraft first round pick & allocation money [24]

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