2009 Toronto FC season

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Toronto FC
2009 season
Head Coach Chris Cummins
Major League Soccer East: 5th
Overall: 12th
Canadian Championship Champions
Champions League Preliminary Round
Playoffs Did Not Qualify
Top goalscorer League: Dwayne De Rosario 11
All: Dwayne De Rosario 14
Highest home attendance League: 20,902
All: 20,902
Average home league attendance League: 20,344[1]
All: 20,312
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009 MLS season was the third season in Toronto FC's existence. The club narrowly missed their first appearance for the MLS playoffs, losing the last game of the season when a win would have meant qualification.

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Manager, Director of Soccer Scotland Mo Johnston
Head Coach England Chris Cummins
Strength and Conditioning Coach England Paul Winsper
First Assistant Coach Canada Nick Dasovic
Goalkeeping Coach Canada Mike Toshack
Video Analyst Republic of Ireland Eddie Kehoe
Equipment Manager England Malcolm Phillips
Athletic Therapist Canada Carmelo Lobue
Assistant Athletic Therapist Canada Shawn Jeffers
Massage Therapist Canada Marcelo Casal
Team Physician Canada Dr. Ira Smith
Manager Team Services Canada Earl Cochrane

Last updated: May 23, 2009
Source: Toronto FC

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Special
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Red Red Red
Away Grey Black Grey
Special[2] Pink Black Black MLS, June 24 against New York

Squad[edit]

As of September 9, 2009. [3]

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

No. Position Player
2 United States MF Sam Cronin
3 Canada DF Nana Attakora
4 United States DF Nick Garcia
5 Haiti DF Lesly Fellinga
6 Canada MF Julian de Guzman
7 United States FW Fuad Ibrahim
8 Argentina FW Pablo Vitti (on loan from Independiente)
10 Canada FW Ali Gerba
11 Canada DF Jim Brennan (captain)
14 Canada MF Dwayne De Rosario
15 Canada DF Adrian Serioux
No. Position Player
16 United States DF Marvell Wynne
17 Jamaica FW O'Brian White
18 United States GK Brian Edwards
19 United States FW Chad Barrett
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara
22 The Gambia MF Amadou Sanyang
24 Switzerland GK Stefan Frei
27 Canada MF Gabe Gala
32 The Gambia DF Emmanuel Gómez
33 Wales MF Carl Robinson (vice-captain)

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. Position Player
14 Canada MF Dwayne De Rosario (from Houston Dynamo, Trade[4])
2 United States MF Sam Cronin (1st round (2nd Overall) pick in 2009 MLS Superdraft[5])
17 Jamaica FW O'Brian White (1st round (4th Overall) pick in 2009 MLS Superdraft[5])
24 Switzerland GK Stefan Frei (1st round (12th Overall) pick in 2009 MLS Superdraft[5])
8 Argentina FW Pablo Vitti (from Independiente, Loan[6])
15 Canada DF Adrian Serioux (from FC Dallas, Trade[7])
No. Position Player
22 The Gambia MF Amadou Sanyang (from Real de Banjul Football Club,[8])
32 The Gambia DF Emmanuel Gomez (from Samger Football Club,[8])
4 United States DF Nick Garcia (from San Jose Earthquakes, Trade[9])
10 Canada FW Ali Gerba (Unattached[10])
5 Haiti DF Lesly Fellinga (Unattached[11])
6 Canada MF Julian de Guzman (Unattached[12])

Out[edit]

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

No. Position Player
23 New Zealand FW Jarrod Smith (to Seattle Sounders FC, 2009 Expansion Draft[13])
3 Trinidad and Tobago DF Julius James (to Houston Dynamo, Trade[4])
2 United States DF Hunter Freeman (to Start, Free Transfer)
25 Guatemala FW Carlos Ruiz (Waived)
17 Canada MF Joey Melo (Waived)
26 Canada FW Derek Gaudet (Waived)
36 Bermuda MF Kilian Elkinson (Waived)
15 Canada MF Tyler Rosenlund (Waived)
No. Position Player
12 United States DF Todd Dunivant (to LA Galaxy, Trade[14])
14 Jamaica DF Tyrone Marshall (to Seattle Sounders FC, Trade[15])
1 Canada GK Greg Sutton (Waived [9])
13 United States MF Johann Smith (Waived [16])
10 England MF Rohan Ricketts (Released [17])
5 Canada MF Kevin Harmse (to Chivas USA, Trade[18])
4 Puerto Rico DF Marco Vélez (Released [19])
9 England FW Danny Dichio (Retired [20])

Competitions[edit]

Updated to games played October 24, 2009.[21]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Columbus Crew 49 30 13 7 10 41 31 +10
2 Chicago Fire 45 30 11 7 12 39 34 +5
3 New England Revolution 42 30 11 10 9 33 37 −4
4 D.C. United 40 30 9 8 13 43 44 −1
5 Toronto FC 39 30 10 11 9 37 46 −9
6 Kansas City Wizards 33 30 8 13 9 33 42 −9
7 New York Red Bulls 21 30 5 19 6 27 47 −20
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)


Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Columbus Crew (SS) (E1) 49 30 13 7 10 41 31 +10 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 LA Galaxy (W1) 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 2
3 Houston Dynamo 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10 2010 North American SuperLiga 3
4 Seattle Sounders FC 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 2
5 Chicago Fire 45 30 11 7 12 39 34 +5 2010 North American SuperLiga 3
6 Chivas USA 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
7 New England Revolution 42 30 11 10 9 33 37 −4
8 Real Salt Lake 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
9 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
10 D.C. United 40 30 9 8 13 43 44 −1
11 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +3
12 Toronto FC 39 30 10 11 9 37 46 −9 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 1
13 Kansas City Wizards 33 30 8 13 9 33 42 −9
14 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
15 New York Red Bulls 21 30 5 19 6 27 47 −20

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 39 10 11 9 37 46  −9 8 3 4 20 14  +6 2 8 5 17 32  −15

Last updated: October 24, 2009
Source: 2009 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]

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
Ground A A H H A H H H A H H A H H H A A H A A H A A A H A A H H A
Result W T L T L W W T T L W L L W W L W T L T W L T L W L T T W L

Last updated: October 24, 2009.
Source: Regular season matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

  Win   Tie   Loss

Carolina Challenge Cup 2009[edit]

2009 Major League Soccer season[edit]

2009 Canadian Championship[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League 2009-10[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Mid-season friendlies[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Competitive matches only. Numbers in brackets indicate appearances as a substitute.
Updated to games played October 24, 2009.[22]

Players[edit]

Number Position Name MLS Regular Season MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship CONCACAF Champions League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 MF United States Sam Cronin 26 (1) 1 - - 3 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 31 (1) 1
3 DF Canada Nana Attakora 19 (1) 2 - - 4 (0) 0 - - 23 (1) 2
4 DF United States Nick Garcia 13 (0) 0 - - 1 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 16 (0) 0
4 DF Puerto Rico Marco Vélez1 8 (7) 0 - - 2 (2) 0 - - 10 (9) 0
5 DF Canada Kevin Harmse1 8 (4) 0 - - 2 (1) 1 - - 10 (5) 1
5 DF Haiti Lesly Fellinga 1 (3) 0 - - - - - - 1 (3) 0
6 MF Canada Julian de Guzman 5 (0) 0 - - - - - - 5 (0) 0
7 FW United States Fuad Ibrahim 2 (4) 0 - - 0 (3) 0 - - 2 (7) 0
8 FW Argentina Pablo Vitti 18 (8) 2 - - 4 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 24 (8) 2
9 FW England Danny Dichio1 6 (13) 3 - - 2 (1) 0 0 (2) 0 8 (16) 3
10 MF England Rohan Ricketts1 3 (9) 0 - - 1 (0) 0 - - 4 (9) 0
10 FW Canada Ali Gerba 5 (6) 1 - - - - 2 (0) 0 7 (6) 1
11 DF Canada Jim Brennan 28 (0) 2 - - 4 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 34 (0) 2
13 MF United States Johann Smith1 0 (4) 0 - - 0 (1) 0 - - 0 (5) 0
14 MF Canada Dwayne De Rosario 27 (1) 11 - - 4 (0) 3 2 (0) 0 33 (1) 14
15 DF Canada Adrian Serioux 26 (0) 2 - - 3 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 30 (0) 2
16 DF United States Marvell Wynne 21 (0) 0 - - 2 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 25 (0) 0
17 FW Jamaica O'Brian White 5 (4) 2 - - - - 0 (2) 0 5 (6) 2
19 FW United States Chad Barrett 27 (2) 5 - - 2 (2) 2 1 (1) 0 30 (5) 7
20 MF Honduras Amado Guevara 24 (1) 5 - - 3 (0) 2 1 (0) 0 28 (1) 7
22 MF The Gambia Amadou Sanyang 3 (4) 0 - - - - - - 3 (4) 0
27 DF Canada Gabe Gala 0 (1) 0 - - - - - - 0 (1) 0
32 DF The Gambia Emmanuel Gómez 6 (3) 0 - - - - 1 (0) 0 7 (3) 0
33 MF Wales Carl Robinson 20 (1) 0 - - 4 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 26 (1) 0

Goalkeepers[edit]

Number Position Name MLS Regular Season 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship CONCACAF Champions League Total
Apps GA GAA CS Apps GA GAA CS Apps GA GAA CS Apps GA GAA CS Apps GA GAA CS
1 GK Canada Greg Sutton1 1 (1) 2 1.33 0 - - - - 1 (0) 2 2.00 0 - - - - 2 (1) 4 1.60 0
18 GK United States Brian Edwards 3 (0) 6 2.00 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 (0) 6 2.00 1
24 GK Switzerland Stefan Frei 26 (0) 38 1.49 5 - - - - 3 (0) 1 0.33 2 2 (0) 1 0.50 1 31 (0) 40 1.31 8

Disciplinary record[edit]

Only players with at least one card included.

Number Position Name MLS Regular Season MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship CONCACAF Champions League Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
1 GK Switzerland Stefan Frei 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 MF United States Sam Cronin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 DF Canada Nana Attakora 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 DF Puerto Rico Marco Vélez1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
4 DF United States Nick Garcia 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
5 MF Canada Kevin Harmse1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
6 MF Canada Julian de Guzman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 FW Argentina Pablo Vitti 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
9 FW England Danny Dichio1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
10 MF England Rohan Ricketts1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 FW Canada Ali Gerba 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 DF Canada Jim Brennan 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
14 MF Canada Dwayne De Rosario 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
15 DF Canada Adrian Serioux 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
16 DF United States Marvell Wynne 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 FW Jamaica O'Brian White 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
19 FW United States Chad Barrett 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
20 MF Honduras Amado Guevara 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
22 MF The Gambia Amadou Sanyang 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
32 DF The Gambia Emmanuel Gómez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
33 MF Wales Carl Robinson 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
TOTALS 57 3 0 0 8 0 1 0 66 3

1Player is no longer with team

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Toronto FC supports CBCF". October 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ http://web.mlsnet.com/players/roster.jsp?club=t280&sort=un&order=asc
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  7. ^ "Adrian Serioux joins Toronto". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2009-03-14. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Reds sign Gambian defenders". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-14. [dead link]
  9. ^ a b "Toronto FC acquires Garcia from San Jose". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  10. ^ "Toronto FC Signs Canadian Ali Gerba". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-06-23. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  11. ^ "Defender Fellinga signs for Reds". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-08-12. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  12. ^ "Toronto FC signs Julian de Guzman". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-09-11. Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
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  15. ^ "Marshall joins Seattle Sounders FC". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-03-14. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Toronto FC Waives Smith". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-06-16. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  17. ^ "Toronto FC Releases Ricketts". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-06-17. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  18. ^ "Reds get allocation money for Harmse". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-06-24. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  19. ^ "Toronto FC releases Velez". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-08-13. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  20. ^ "Toronto FC Announces Retirement of Danny Dichio". Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-09-09. Archived from the original on 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  21. ^ "2009 Schedule". Toronto FC Media Relations. March 14, 2009. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
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