2008 Toronto FC season

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Toronto FC
2008 season
ManagerJohn Carver
StadiumBMO Field
MLSConference: 7th
Overall: 12th
Canadian ChampionshipRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague: Danny Dichio (5)
All: Rohan Ricketts (6)
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The 2008 MLS season was the second season in Toronto FC's existence. The club's season began on March 29, 2008 in an away game against Columbus Crew, which resulted in a 2–0 loss. The club's first goal of the season was scored by Maurice Edu on April 5, 2008 in a 4–1 loss against D.C. United.

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach England John Carver
Assistant coach England Chris Cummins
Director of soccer Scotland Mo Johnston
Strength and conditioning coach England Paul Winsper
Goalkeeping coach Republic of Ireland Eddie Kehoe
Equipment manager England Malcolm Phillips

Last updated: May 11, 2008
Source: Toronto FC

Other information[edit]

Chairman Canada MLSE
Ground (capacity and dimensions) BMO Field (20,522 / 75yards x 115yards)

Source: BMO Field article on April 9, 2008

Squad[edit]

As of October 26, 2008.

First team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Canada CAN Greg Sutton
2 DF United States USA Hunter Freeman
3 DF Trinidad and Tobago TRI Julius James
4 DF Puerto Rico PUR Marco Vélez
5 MF Canada CAN Kevin Harmse
7 FW United States USA Abdus Ibrahim
9 FW England ENG Danny Dichio
10 MF England ENG Rohan Ricketts
11 MF Canada CAN Jim Brennan (Captain)
12 DF United States USA Todd Dunivant
14 DF Jamaica JAM Tyrone Marshall
15 MF Canada CAN Tyler Rosenlund
16 DF United States USA Marvell Wynne
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Canada CAN Joey Melo
18 GK United States USA Brian Edwards
19 FW United States USA Chad Barrett
20 MF Honduras HON Amado Guevara
23 FW New Zealand NZL Jarrod Smith
25 FW Guatemala GUA Carlos Ruiz
26 FW Canada CAN Derek Gaudet
27 MF Canada CAN Gabe Gala
28 FW United States USA Johann Smith
29 DF Canada CAN Nana Attakora-Gyan
33 MF Wales WAL Carl Robinson (Vice-Captain)
36 MF Bermuda BER Kilian Elkinson

List of 2008 transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF Trinidad and Tobago TRI Julius James (1st round (9th overall) pick of the 2008 draft [1])
8 DF United States USA Pat Phelan (1st round (10th overall) pick of the 2008 draft [1])
18 GK United States USA Brian Edwards (2nd round (28th overall) pick of the 2008 draft [1])
5 MF Canada CAN Kevin Harmse (from Los Angeles Galaxy for 2009 4th round draft pick [2])
15 MF Canada CAN Tyler Rosenlund (signed as a free agent [3])
23 FW New Zealand NZL Jarrod Smith (signed as a free agent [4])
4 DF Puerto Rico PUR Marco Vélez (free transfer from Puerto Rico Islanders [5])
No. Pos. Nation Player
32 MF France FRA Laurent Robert (free transfer from Derby County [6])
20 MF Honduras HON Amado Guevara (from Chivas USA for 2009 and 2010 draft pick [7])
10 MF England ENG Rohan Ricketts (signed as a free agent [8])
28 DF Ivory Coast CIV Olivier Tébily (signed as a free agent [9])
24 MF Canada CAN Tyler Hemming (rejoined club under new contract[10])
7 FW United States USA Abdus Ibrahim (from FC Dallas for pick in 2010 MLS draft[11])
25 FW Guatemala GUA Carlos Ruiz (from Los Angeles Galaxy for first round pick in 2009 MLS draft and supplemental pick[12])
2 DF United States USA Hunter Freeman (from New York Red Bull for two supplemental draft picks[13])

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF Canada CAN Chris Pozniak (picked by San Jose Earthquakes in expansion draft)
3 DF Canada CAN Adam Braz (waived)
4 DF Canada CAN Marco Reda (waived)
15 MF Canada CAN David Guzmán (waived)
18 GK Canada CAN Srdjan Djekanović (waived)
23 DF Canada CAN Miguel Canizalez (waived)
28 DF Canada CAN Stephen Lumley (waived)
26 MF Canada CAN Cristian Nuñez (waived)
39 GK Canada CAN Kenny Stamatopoulos (loan return to Tromsø IL)
5 MF Republic of Ireland IRL Ronnie O'Brien (to San Jose Earthquakes for 2009 1st Round draft pick [14])
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 FW Trinidad and Tobago TRI Collin Samuel (waived [15])
2 DF New Zealand NZL Andrew Boyens (waived [16])
24 MF Canada CAN Tyler Hemming (waived [17])
8 DF United States USA Pat Phelan (to New England Revolution [18])
19 FW Canada CAN Andrea Lombardo (waived)
28 DF Ivory Coast CIV Olivier Tebily (waived [19])
32 MF France FRA Laurent Robert (waived [20])
6 MF United States USA Maurice Edu (to Rangers F.C. [21])

Players out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Canada CAN Jeffrey Gonsalves (at Rhode Island Stingrays)

Squad statistics[edit]

Competitive matches only. Numbers in brackets indicate number of games started.
Updated to games played October 26, 2008.[22]

Players[edit]

Number Position Name MLS Regular Season MLS Cup Canadian Championship Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 MF United States Hunter Freeman 7 (7) 0 - - - - 7 (7) 0
3 DF Trinidad and Tobago Julius James 14 (11) 1 - - 3 (1) 0 17 (12) 1
4 DF Puerto Rico Marco Vélez 23 (23) 2 - - 4 (4) 1 27 (27) 3
5 MF Canada Kevin Harmse 16 (13) 0 - - 2 (1) 0 18 (14) 0
6 MF United States Maurice Edu1 13 (12) 1 - - 3 (3) 1 16 (16) 2
7 FW United States Abdus Ibrahim 12 (4) 2 - - 1 (1) 0 13 (5) 2
9 FW England Danny Dichio 23 (16) 5 - - 2 (2) 0 25 (18) 5
10 MF England Rohan Ricketts 27 (26) 4 - - 4 (4) 2 31 (30) 6
11 MF Canada Jim Brennan (C) 28 (27) 1 - - 3 (3) 0 31 (30) 1
12 DF United States Todd Dunivant 9 (5) 0 - - - - 9 (5) 0
13 MF Canada Rick Titus 1 (1) 0 - - - - 1 (1) 0
14 DF Jamaica Tyrone Marshall 24 (23) 0 - - 3 (3) 0 27 (26) 0
15 MF Canada Tyler Rosenlund 8 (3) 1 - - - - 8 (3) 1
16 DF United States Marvell Wynne 24 (24) 2 - - 4 (4) 0 28 (28) 2
17 MF Canada Joey Melo - - - - - - - -
19 FW Canada Andrea Lombardo1 1 (0) 0 - - - - 1 (0) 0
19 FW United States Chad Barrett 13 (13) 4 - - - - 13 (13) 4
20 MF Honduras Amado Guevara 21 (20) 4 - - 3 (3) 0 24 (23) 4
21 FW Trinidad and Tobago Collin Samuel1 1 (1) 0 - - - - 1 (1) 0
23 FW New Zealand Jarrod Smith 19 (5) 1 - - 2 (0) 0 21 (5) 1
24 MF Canada Tyler Hemming2 3 (1) 0 - - - - 3 (1) 0
25 FW Guatemala Carlos Ruíz 5 (3) 0 - - - - 5 (3) 0
26 MF Canada Derek Gaudet 1 (0) 0 - - - - 1 (0) 0
27 MF Canada Gabe Gala 1 (0) 0 - - - - 1 (0) -
28 FW United States Johann Smith 10 (3) 0 - - - - 10 (3) 0
28 DF Ivory Coast Olivier Tébily1 4 (3) 0 - - 1 (1) 0 5 (4) 0
29 DF Canada Nana Attakora-Gyan 5 (3) 0 - - - - 5 (3) 0
32 MF France Laurent Robert1 17 (16) 1 - - 4 (4) 0 21 (20) 1
33 MF Wales Carl Robinson (VC) 27 (27) 1 - - 4 (4) 0 31 (31) 1
34 DF United States Tim Regan 1 (1) 0 - - - - 1 (1) 0
35 DF Canada Diaz Kambere 1 (1) 0 - - - - 1 (1) 0
36 MF Bermuda Kilian Elkinson - - - - - - - -
96 FW United States Jeff Cunningham1 16 (7) 3 - - 4 (2) 0 20 (9) 3

Goalkeepers[edit]

Number Position Name MLS Regular Season MLS Cup Canadian Championship Total
Apps GA GAA CS Apps GA GAA CS Apps GA GAA CS Apps GA GAA CS
1 GK Canada Greg Sutton 24 (24) 35 1.46 6 - - - - 4 (4) 4 1.00 1 28 (28) 39 1.39 7
18 GK United States Brian Edwards 6 (6) 8 1.33 2 - - - - - - - - 6 (6) 8 1.33 2

1Player is no longer with team
2Left club at start of the season but later rejoined under a new contract
GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; CS = Clean sheets

Competitions summary[edit]

Updated to games played October 26, 2008.[23]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Texas Pro Soccer Festival

Team Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
Houston Dynamo 7 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
D.C. United 7 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
Toronto FC 3 3 1 2 0 6 7 -1
Chivas USA 0 3 0 3 0 3 6 -3

Carolina Challenge Cup

Team Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
San Jose Earthquakes 9 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5
Charleston Battery 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
New York Red Bulls 2 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3
Toronto FC 1 3 0 2 1 1 4 -3

Regular season[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
30 35 9 13 8 34 43  −9 6 2 7 17 12  +5 3 11 1 17 31  −14

Last updated: October 30, 2008
Source: 2008 Major League Soccer season
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]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
GroundAAAHHHHHAHAHHAAHAHAAHAHHAHAAHA
ResultLLWWWDDWLWLWDLLDLLWLDLLDLDWDWL
Updated to match(es) played on October 30, 2008. Source: Regular season matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Canadian Championship[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Montreal Impact 7 4 2 1 1 5 2 +3
Toronto FC 5 4 1 2 1 4 4 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 4 1 1 2 3 6 -3

Matches[edit]

Updated to games played October 26, 2008.[24][25][26][27][28][29]

Legend[edit]

  Win   Tie   Loss

Pre-season[edit]

Friendly matches[edit]

February 5, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 1D.C. UnitedBradenton, Florida
Danny Dichio Goal 54' Domenic Mediate Goal 15'
February 11, 2008 Toronto FC0 – 0Odense BoldklubBradenton, Florida
(report)
February 20, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 1Chicago FireBradenton, Florida
Jarrod Smith Goal 78' (report)[permanent dead link] Calen Carr Goal 50'

2008 Texas Pro Soccer Festival[edit]

March 7, 2008 Toronto FC0 – 1D.C. UnitedCibolo, Texas
(report)[permanent dead link] Josh Gardner Goal 84'
March 9, 2008 Toronto FC3 – 2Chivas USACibolo, Texas
Jeff Cunningham Goal 9'
Danny Dichio Goal 30'
Jeff Cunningham Goal 63' (pen.)
(report)[permanent dead link] Kiki Musampa Goal 23' (o.g.)
Ante Razov Goal 27'

2008 Carolina Challenge Cup[edit]

March 19, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 1New York Red BullsCharleston, South Carolina
Jeff Cunningham Goal 10' John Wolyniec Goal 74'

Mid-season friendly matches[edit]

July 15, 2008 Toronto FC Canada0 – 1Argentina IndependienteToronto
Tyler Rosenlund Yellow card 11'
Maurice Edu Yellow card 89'
(report)[permanent dead link] Emanuel Centurion Yellow card 9'
Ricardo Moreira Yellow card 30'
Pablo Vitti Goal 68'
Damian Ledesma Yellow card 91+'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 18,741
Referee: Alex Prus

2008 Major League Soccer season[edit]

March 29, 2008 Columbus Crew2 – 0Toronto FCColumbus, Ohio, USA
Frankie Hejduk Yellow card 10'
Adam Moffat Goal 26'
Alejandro Moreno Goal 76'
(report) Maurice Edu Yellow card 55' Stadium: Columbus Crew Stadium
Attendance: 13,843
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
April 5, 2008 D.C. United4 – 1Toronto FCWashington, D.C., USA
Luciano Emilio Goal 2'
Santino Quaranta Goal 5'
Marc Burch Yellow card 22'
Gonzalo Peralta Yellow card 32'
Marcelo Gallardo Goal 52'
Jaime Moreno Goal 78'
(report) Jeff Cunningham Yellow card 13'
Kevin Harmse Red card 22'
Maurice Edu Yellow card 50'
Maurice Edu Goal 88'
Stadium: RFK Stadium
Attendance: 20,161
Referee: Mark Geiger
April 13, 2008 Los Angeles Galaxy2 – 3Toronto FCCarson, California, USA
Landon Donovan Goal 43'
Greg Vanney Yellow card 52'
Landon Donovan Goal 58' (pen.)
(report)[permanent dead link] Danny Dichio Goal 42'
Jarrod Smith Goal 53'
Jeff Cunningham Goal 88'
Stadium: The Home Depot Center
Attendance: 20,426
Referee: Alex Prus
April 19, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 0Real Salt LakeToronto
Laurent Robert Goal 31'
Marco Vélez Yellow card 73'
(report) Chris Wingert Yellow card 78' Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,219
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
April 26, 2008 Toronto FC2 – 0Kansas City WizardsToronto
Amado Guevara Goal 56'
Amado Guevara Goal 77'
(report) Jimmy Conrad Yellow card 56' Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,045
Referee: Kevin Stott
May 1, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 1New York Red BullsToronto
Marco Vélez Goal 22'
Laurent Robert Yellow card 49'
Amado Guevara Yellow card 51'
(report) Dave van den Bergh Goal 39'
Siniša Ubiparipović Yellow card 70'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 19,816
Referee: Abiodun Okulaja
May 17, 2008 Toronto FC0 – 0Columbus CrewToronto
(report)[permanent dead link] Guillermo Barros Schelotto Yellow card 90' Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,358
Referee: Kevin Stott
May 21, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 0D.C. UnitedToronto
Danny Dichio Goal 7' (report)[permanent dead link] Fred Yellow card 29'
Santino Quaranta Yellow card 31'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 19,971
Referee: Alex Prus
May 24, 2008 D.C. United3 – 2Toronto FCWashington, D.C., USA
Gonzalo Peralta Goal 41'
Jaime Moreno Goal 70' (pen.)
Luciano Emilio Goal 72'
Devon McTavish Yellow card 81'
Santino Quaranta Yellow card 84'
(report) Danny Dichio Goal 13'
Danny Dichio Goal 46+'
Laurent Robert Yellow card 62' Red card 95+'
Amado Guevara Yellow card 81'
Stadium: RFK Stadium
Attendance: 18,647
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
May 31, 2008 Toronto FC2 – 0Los Angeles GalaxyToronto
Maurice Edu Yellow card 37'
Julius James Goal 49'
Kevin Harmse Yellow card 54'
Jeff Cunningham Goal 65'
Jeff Cunningham Yellow card 65'
(report) Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,096
Referee: Mark Geiger
June 8, 2008 Houston Dynamo3 – 1Toronto FCHouston, USA
Dwayne De Rosario Goal 46+'
Brian Ching Goal 52'
Brian Ching Goal 69'
Chris Wondolowski Yellow card 94+'
(report)[permanent dead link] Carl Robinson Yellow card 53'
Jeff Cunningham Goal 71'
Stadium: Robertson Stadium
Attendance: 13,179
Referee: Terry Vaughn
June 14, 2008 Toronto FC3 – 1Colorado RapidsToronto
Danny Dichio Goal 37'
Rohan Ricketts Goal 58'
Rohan RickettsGoal 67'
(report) Christian Gomez Goal 80' Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,135
Referee: Jair Marrufo
June 21, 2008 Toronto FC0 – 0Kansas City WizardsToronto
Laurent Robert Yellow card 92+' (report)[permanent dead link] Jack Jewsbury Yellow card 5'
Kerry Zavagnin Yellow card 22'
Kurt Morsink Yellow card 69'
Roger Espinoza Red card 93+'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,293
Referee: Michael Kennedy
June 28, 2008 New England Revolution2 – 1Toronto FCFoxborough, Massachusetts, USA
Steve Ralston Goal 12'
Steve Ralston Goal 59'
(report)[permanent dead link] Laurent Robert Yellow card 47+'
Maurice Edu Yellow card 77'
Shalrie Joseph Goal 78' (o.g.)
Tyrone Marshall Yellow card 85'
Amado Guevara Yellow card 93+'
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Attendance: 15,863
Referee: Tim Weyland
July 12, 2008 Chicago Fire2 – 1Toronto FCBridgeview, Illinois, USA
Chris Rolfe Goal 6'
John Thorrington Yellow card 27'
Gonzalo Segares Yellow card 36'
John Thorrington Goal 92+'
(report) Maurice Edu Yellow card 12'
Carl Robinson Yellow card 53'
Abdus Ibrahim Goal 63'
Abdus Ibrahim Yellow card 87'
Stadium: Toyota Park
Attendance: 15,118
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
July 19, 2008 Toronto FC0 – 0San Jose EarthquakesToronto
Abdus Ibrahim Yellow card 18' (report) Jason Hernandez Yellow card 26' Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,264
Referee: Paul Ward
July 28, 2008 Real Salt Lake2 – 1Toronto FCSalt Lake City, USA
Jamison Olave Goal 63'
Jamison Olave Yellow card 83'
Robbie Findley Goal 87'
(report) Amado Guevara Goal 84'
Abdus Ibrahim Yellow card 86'
Greg Sutton Yellow card 87'
Stadium: Rice-Eccles Stadium
Attendance: 12,319
Referee: Kevin Stott
August 3, 2008 Toronto FC0 – 2FC DallasToronto
Marco Vélez Yellow card 27' Yellow-red card 84'
Amado Guevara Red card 79'
Jim Brennan Yellow card 81'
(report) Andre Rocha Yellow card 57'
Kenny Cooper Goal 81' (pen.)
Kenny Cooper Goal 91+'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,247
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
August 9, 2008 Colorado Rapids0 – 1Toronto FCCommerce City, Colorado, USA
Terry Cooke Yellow card 32'
Conor Casey Yellow card 46+'
Pablo Mastroeni Yellow card 63'
Colin Clark Yellow card 70' Yellow-red card 70'
(report) Chad Barrett Goal 44'
Greg Sutton Yellow card 78'
Carl Robinson Yellow card 81'
Danny Dichio Yellow card 84'
Stadium: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Attendance: 11,752
Referee: Richard Heron
August 17, 2008 New York Red Bulls2 – 0Toronto FCEast Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Andrew Boyens Yellow card 33'
Mike Magee Goal 37'
Dave van den Bergh Yellow card 46+'
Gabriel Cichero Red card 46'
Juan Pablo Angel Goal 92+'
(report)[permanent dead link] Jim Brennan Yellow card 46+'
Kevin Harmse Yellow card 52'
Stadium: Giants Stadium
Attendance: 11,119
Referee: Terry Vaughn
August 23, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 1New England RevolutionToronto
Chad Barrett Goal 66' (report) Taylor Twellman Goal 35' Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,461
Referee: Michael Kennedy
August 30, 2008 Chivas USA2 – 1Toronto FCCarson, California, USA
Sacha Kljestan Yellow card 15'
Alecko Eskandarian Goal 20'
Paulo Nagamura Yellow card 70'
Lawson Vaughn Yellow card 79'
Atiba Harris Yellow card 80'
Atiba Harris Goal 94+'
(report)[permanent dead link] Jim Brennan Goal 19'
Tyrone Marshall Yellow card 72'
Stadium: Home Depot Center
Attendance: 12,561
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
September 6, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 3Chivas USAToronto
Tyler Rosenlund Goal 30'
Marco Vélez Red card 47+'
(report)[permanent dead link] Daniel Paladini Yellow card 39'
Daniel Paladini Goal 41'
Alecko Eskandarian Red card 47+'
Jonathan Bornstein Goal 58'
Ante Razov Goal 96+'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 19,863
Referee: Kevin Stott
September 13, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 1Columbus CrewToronto
Carl Robinson Goal 6'
Danny Dichio Yellow card 65'
(report)[permanent dead link] Pat Noonan Goal 40'
Gino Padula Yellow card 41'
Chad Marshall Yellow card 66'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 19,657
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
September 20, 2008 Kansas City Wizards2 – 0Toronto FCKansas City, Kansas, USA
Davy Arnaud Yellow card 25'
Tyson Wahl Yellow card 39'
Jack Jewsbury Goal 63' (pen.)
Kevin Souter Goal 79'
Jonathan Leathers Yellow card 89'
Jack Jewsbury Yellow card 91+'
(report)[permanent dead link] Carl Robinson Yellow card 61'
Jim Brennan Yellow card 65'
Stadium: CommunityAmerica Ballpark
Attendance: 8,270
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
September 27, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 1Houston DynamoToronto
Jim Brennan Yellow card 9'
Marvell Wynne Goal 73'
Tyrone Marshall Yellow card 83'
(report) Hunter Freeman Goal 23' (o.g.) Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,074
Referee: Tim Weyland
October 4, 2008 New York Red Bulls1 – 3Toronto FCEast Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Juan Pablo Angel Yellow card 35'
Jorge Rojas Yellow card 37'
Dane Richards Goal 49'
Jeff Parke Yellow card 79'
Gabriel Cichero Yellow card 87'
(report) Chad Barrett Goal 27'
Kevin Harmse Yellow card 35'
Chad Barrett Yellow card 56'
Chad Barrett Goal 65'
Marvell Wynne Yellow card 79'
Abdus Ibrahim Goal 86'
Stadium: Giants Stadium
Attendance: 13,756
Referee: Ramon Hernandez
October 11, 2008 FC Dallas2 – 2Toronto FCFrisco, Texas, USA
Bruno Guarda Yellow card 15'
Kenny Cooper Goal 34'
Kenny Cooper Goal 93+' (pen.)
(report) Hunter Freeman Yellow card 64'
Marco Vélez Goal 72'
Jim Brennan Yellow card 75'
Marvell Wynne Goal 88'
Tyler Rosenlund Yellow card 93+'
Andre Rocha Yellow card 94+'
Stadium: Pizza Hut Park
Attendance: 14,114
Referee: Mark Geiger
October 18, 2008 Toronto FC3 – 2Chicago FireToronto
Amado Guevara Goal 12'
Rohan Ricketts Goal 18'
Danny Dichio Yellow card 22'
Hunter Freeman Yellow card 26'
Amado Guevara Yellow card 31'
Rohan RickettsGoal 47+'
(report)[permanent dead link] Justin Mapp Goal 25'
Gonzalo Segares Yellow card 26'
Cuauhtémoc Blanco Goal 59'
Bakary Soumaré Yellow card 66'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,294
Referee: Jair Marrufo
October 25, 2008 San Jose Earthquakes2 – 0Toronto FCSanta Clara, California, USA
Ryan Cochrane Goal 49'
James Riley Yellow card 74'
Shea Salinas Yellow card 80'
Shea Salinas Goal 91+' (pen.)
(report)[permanent dead link] Tyrone Marshall Yellow card 80'
Amado Guevara Yellow card 84'
Stadium: Buck Shaw Stadium
Attendance: 10,526
Referee: Michael Kennedy

Canadian Championship[edit]

May 27, 2008 Montreal Impact0 – 1Toronto FCMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Stefano Pesoli Yellow card 37' Yellow-red card 52'
Pato Aguilera Yellow card 62'
(report) Jim Brennan Yellow card 32'
Kevin Harmse Yellow card 50'
Marco Vélez Goal 72'
Stadium: Saputo Stadium
Attendance: 12,083
Referee: Paul Ward
July 1, 2008 Toronto FC0 – 1Vancouver Whitecaps FCToronto
Jim Brennan Yellow card 11'
Amado Guevara Yellow card 23'
Jeff Cunningham Yellow card 81'
(report) Martin Nash Yellow card 11'
Martin Nash Goal 36' (pen.)
Justin Moose Yellow card 46+'
Nicholas Addlery Yellow card 88'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 18,938
Referee: Steven DePiero
July 9, 2008 Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 – 2Toronto FCBurnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Eduardo Sebrango Goal 43'
Steve Kindel Yellow card 65'
Eduardo Sebrango Goal 86'
(report) Maurice Edu Goal 61'
Marco Vélez Yellow card 66'
Rohan Ricketts Goal 76'
Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,288
Referee: Carol Ann Chénard
July 22, 2008 Toronto FC1 – 1Montreal ImpactToronto
Rohan Ricketts Goal 15' (report) Roberto Brown Goal 26'
Simon Gatti Yellow card 38'
Rocco Placentino Yellow card 39'
Adam Braz Yellow card 53'
Matt Jordan Yellow card 73'
Roberto Brown Yellow card 92+'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 20,107
Referee: Silviu Petrescu

Player seasonal records[edit]

Competitive matches only. Updated to games played October 26, 2008.[30]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name MLS Regular Season MLS Cup Canadian Championship Total
1 England Rohan Ricketts 4 (27) - 2 (4) 6 (31)
2 England Danny Dichio 5 (23) - 0 (2) 5 (25)
3 United States Chad Barrett 4 (13)0 - - 4 (13)
Honduras Amado Guevara 4 (21) - 0 (3) 4 (24)
5 United States Jeff Cunningham 3 (16) - 0 (4) 3 (20)
Puerto Rico Marco Vélez 2 (23) - 1 (4) 3 (27)
7 United States Abdus Ibrahim 2 (12) - 0 (1) 2 (13)
United States Maurice Edu 1 (13) - 1 (3) 2 (16)
United States Marvell Wynne 2 (24) - 0 (4) 2 (28)
10 Canada Tyler Rosenlund 1 (8) - - 1 (8)
Trinidad and Tobago Julius James 1 (14) - 0 (3) 1 (17)
France Laurent Robert 1 (17) - 0 (4) 1 (21)
New Zealand Jarrod Smith 1 (19) - 0 (2) 1 (21)
Wales Carl Robinson 1 (27) - 0 (4) 1 (31)
Canada Jim Brennan 1 (28) - 0 (3) 1 (31)

Goals conceded[edit]

Rank Name MLS Regular Season MLS Cup Canadian Championship Total Average per game
1 United States Brian Edwards 8 (6)0 - - 8 (6)0 1.33
2 Canada Greg Sutton 35 (24) - 4 (4) 39 (28) 1.39

Discipline[edit]

Rank Name MLS Regular Season MLS Cup Canadian Championship Total
Yellow card.svg Red card.svg Yellow card.svg Red card.svg Yellow card.svg Red card.svg Yellow card.svg Red card.svg Total Cards
1 Honduras Amado Guevara 5 1 - - 1 0 6 1 7
Canada Jim Brennan 5 0 - - 2 0 7 0 7
3 Puerto Rico Marco Vélez 3 2 - - 1 0 4 2 6
Canada Kevin Harmse 4 1 - - 1 0 5 1 6
5 United States Maurice Edu 5 0 - - - - 5 0 5
France Laurent Robert 4 1 - - - - 4 1 5
7 England Danny Dichio 4 0 - - - - 4 0 4
Jamaica Tyrone Marshall 4 0 - - - - 4 0 4
Wales Carl Robinson 4 0 - - - - 4 0 4
United States Jeff Cunningham 3 0 - - 1 0 4 0 4
11 United States Abdus Ibrahim 3 0 - - - - 3 0 3
12 United States Hunter Freeman 2 0 - - - - 2 0 2
13 United States Chad Barrett 1 0 - - - - 1 0 1
Canada Tyler Rosenlund 1 0 - - - - 1 0 1
United States Marvell Wynne 1 0 - - - - 1 0 1

Club seasonal records[edit]

Updated to games played October 26, 2008.[23]

Matches[edit]

Season record wins

Season record defeats

  • Record defeat: 4–1 (v. D.C. United, April 5, 2008)
  • Record home defeat: 3–1 (v. Chivas USA, September 6, 2008)

Season record draws

  • Highest scoring home draw: 1–1 (v. New York Red Bulls, May 1, 2008)
  • Highest scoring away draw: 2–2 (v. FC Dallas, October 11, 2008)

Sequences[edit]

  • Most consecutive wins: 3 (April 13, 2008 – May 1, 2008)
  • Most consecutive draws: 2 (May 1, 2008 – May 17, 2008)
  • Most consecutive losses: 2 (March 29, 2008 – April 13, 2008)
  • Most consecutive matches unbeaten: 6 (April 13, 2008 – May 24, 2008)
  • Most consecutive matches winless: 7 (August 17, 2008 – October 4, 2008)

Attendance[edit]

  • Highest home attendance: 20, 461 (v. New England Revolution, August 23, 2008)
  • Lowest home attendance: 19, 657 (v. Columbus Crew, September 13, 2008)
  • Average league attendance: 20,241

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