2016 Toronto FC season

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Toronto FC
2016 season
General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko
Head Coach Greg Vanney
Stadium BMO Field
MLS Conference: 3rd
Overall: 5th
MLS Cup Playoffs Runners-up
Canadian Championship Champions
Top goalscorer League:
Sebastian Giovinco (17)

All:
Sebastian Giovinco (22)
Highest home attendance 36,045
(December 10 vs. Seattle Sounders)
Lowest home attendance 20,011
(June 21 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps)
Average home league attendance League: 26,583
All: 26,787
Home colours
Away colours

The 2016 Toronto FC season was the tenth season in club history. Toronto FC finished 3rd and qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive season. By defeating the Philadelphia Union 3–1 in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round, the club earned their first ever playoff victory, and by defeating New York City FC 7–0 on aggregate, they reached their first ever Eastern Conference Final against their Canadian rivals Montreal Impact. The club set a BMO Field attendance record of about 36,000 for the second leg of the Conference Final as the club was able to use temporary seats in the south end that were originally installed for the 104th Grey Cup. Montreal won the first leg of the Conference Championship, 3–2 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on November 22. Toronto later beat Montreal 5–2 in extra time in the return leg at BMO Field in Toronto on November 30, winning on an aggregated score of 7–5, making Toronto FC the first Canadian team to compete in an MLS Cup Final. On December 10, Toronto lost the final at BMO Field in front of another record-breaking 36,045 fans, to the Seattle Sounders 5–4 on penalties following a goalless draw after extra time.

Background[edit]

During the 2015 season, Toronto FC finished sixth out of ten teams in the Eastern Conference. They qualified for the playoffs for the first time, losing 3–0 in the knockout round to the Montreal Impact.

Roster[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of December 1, 2016.[1]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age at end of year) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Clint Irwin United States GK (1989-04-01)April 1, 1989 (aged 27) United States Colorado Rapids
25 Alex Bono United States GK (1994-04-25)April 25, 1994 (aged 22) United States Syracuse Orange
40 Quillan Roberts Canada GK (1994-09-13)September 13, 1994 (aged 22) Canada TFC Academy
Defenders
2 Justin Morrow United States FB (1987-10-04)October 4, 1987 (aged 29) United States San Jose Earthquakes
3 Drew Moor United States CB (1984-01-15)January 15, 1984 (aged 32) United States Colorado Rapids
5 Ashtone Morgan Canada FB (1991-02-09)February 9, 1991 (aged 25) Canada TFC Academy
6 Nick Hagglund United States CB (1992-09-14)September 14, 1992 (aged 24) United States Xavier Musketeers
13 Clément Simonin France CB (1991-07-01)July 1, 1991 (aged 25) United States NC State Wolfpack
15 Eriq Zavaleta United States CB (1992-08-02)August 2, 1992 (aged 24) United States Seattle Sounders
23 Josh Williams United States CB (1988-04-18)April 18, 1988 (aged 28) United States New York City FC
28 Mark Bloom United States FB (1987-11-25)November 25, 1987 (aged 29) United States Atlanta Silverbacks
33 Steven Beitashour Iran FB (1987-02-01)February 1, 1987 (aged 29) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
Midfielders
4 Michael Bradley United States CM (1987-07-31)July 31, 1987 (aged 29) Italy Roma
7 Will Johnson Canada CM (1987-01-21)January 21, 1987 (aged 29) United States Portland Timbers
8 Benoît Cheyrou France CM (1981-05-03)May 3, 1981 (aged 35) France Marseille
9 Tsubasa Endoh Japan RW (1993-08-20)August 20, 1993 (aged 23) United States Maryland Terrapins
14 Jay Chapman Canada AM (1994-01-01)January 1, 1994 (aged 22) Canada K-W United FC
18 Marky Delgado United States CM (1995-05-16)May 16, 1995 (aged 21) United States Chivas USA
19 Daniel Lovitz United States LW (1991-08-27)August 27, 1991 (aged 25) United States Elon Phoenix
20 Chris Mannella Canada DM (1994-06-07)June 7, 1994 (aged 22) Canada TFC Academy
21 Jonathan Osorio Canada AM (1992-06-12)June 12, 1992 (aged 24) Canada SC Toronto
31 Armando Cooper Panama AM (1987-11-26)November 26, 1987 (aged 29) Panama Árabe Unido
Forwards
10 Sebastian Giovinco Italy ST (1987-01-26)January 26, 1987 (aged 29) Italy Juventus
11 Molham Babouli Canada ST (1993-01-02)January 2, 1993 (aged 23) Canada Toronto FC II
17 Jozy Altidore United States CF (1989-11-06)November 6, 1989 (aged 27) England Sunderland
22 Jordan Hamilton Canada ST (1996-03-17)March 17, 1996 (aged 20) Canada TFC Academy
87 Tosaint Ricketts Canada FW (1987-08-06)August 6, 1987 (aged 29) Turkey Boluspor

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
3 DF United States Drew Moor United States Colorado Rapids Free Transfer December 16, 2015 [2]
33 DF Iran Steven Beitashour Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Acquired for 2016 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick December 18, 2015 [3]
7 MF Canada Will Johnson United States Portland Timbers Acquired for a conditional 2017 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick & targeted allocation money December 18, 2015 [4]
1 GK United States Clint Irwin United States Colorado Rapids Acquired for a 2016 MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round Pick, a conditional 2017 MLS SuperDraft 1st round pick & targeted allocation money January 18, 2016 [5]
9 MF Japan Tsubasa Endoh United States Maryland Terrapins Selected 9th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft February 27, 2016 [6]
11 FW Canada Molham Babouli Canada Toronto FC II Free Transfer March 5, 2016 [7]
48 MF Canada Raheem Edwards Canada Toronto FC II Short-Term Agreement June 29, 2016 [8]
87 FW Canada Tosaint Ricketts Turkey Boluspor Free Transfer August 20, 2016 [9]

Draft Picks[edit]

Draft picks are not automatically signed to the team roster. Only those who are signed to a contract will be listed as transfers in. Only trades involving draft picks and executed after the start of 2016 MLS SuperDraft will be listed in the notes.

No. Pos. Player Previous Club Notes Date Source
9 MF Japan Tsubasa Endoh United States Maryland Terrapins MLS SuperDraft 1st Round Pick (#9) January 14, 2016 [10]
MF United States Mitchell Taintor United States Rutgers Scarlet Knights MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round Pick (#59) January 19, 2016 [11]
FW United States Darius Madison United States UMBC Retrievers MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick (#70) January 19, 2016 [11]
MF United States Brian James United States Penn State Nittany Lions MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick (#80) January 19, 2016 [11]

Loan In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Fee/Notes Date Source
31 MF Panama Armando Cooper Panama Árabe Unido Loan August 18, 2016 [12]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
1 GK United States Chris Konopka Scotland Ross County Contract Expired December 1, 2015 [13]
34 MF Canada Manny Aparicio Spain Órdenes Contract Expired December 1, 2015 [13]
11 MF Brazil Jackson United States San Francisco Deltas Contract Expired December 1, 2015 [13]
55 FW United States Robbie Findley United States Rayo OKC Contract Expired December 1, 2015 [13]
12 GK United States Joe Bendik United States Orlando City Option Declined; Traded for a conditional 2017 MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick December 21, 2015 [13][14]
41 DF Morocco Ahmed Kantari France Valenciennes Waived January 13, 2016 [15]
22 FW England Luke Moore Waived February 26, 2016 [16]
26 MF United States Collen Warner United States Houston Dynamo Traded for a conditional 2017 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick March 2, 2016 [17]
16 FW United States Herculez Gomez United States Seattle Sounders Waived March 2, 2016 [18]
24 DF Poland Damien Perquis England Nottingham Forest Mutual Termination July 12, 2016 [19]

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

League tables[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls 34 16 9 9 61 44 +17 57 Conference Semi-finals & 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
2 New York City FC 34 15 10 9 62 57 +5 54 Conference Semi-finals
3 Toronto FC 34 14 9 11 51 39 +12 53 Knockout round
4 D.C. United 34 11 10 13 53 47 +6 46
5 Montreal Impact 34 11 11 12 49 53 −4 45
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Overall[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
3 New York Red Bulls 34 16 9 9 61 44 +17 57 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
4 New York City FC 34 15 10 9 62 57 +5 54
5 Toronto FC 34 14 9 11 51 39 +12 53 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
6 LA Galaxy 34 12 6 16 54 39 +15 52
7 Seattle Sounders FC (C) 34 14 14 6 44 43 +1 48 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 14 11 9 51 39  +12 53 8 6 3 28 17  +11 6 5 6 23 22  +1

Last updated: October 23, 2016.
Source: MLS

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 A A A A A A A H H H H A H A H H A A H H H H A A A H A H H H H A H
Result W D L L D W W L W L D D L W L D W D L W W W W D W W L W D D D L D W
Last updated: October 23, 2016.
Source: Regular season matches

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Canadian Championship[edit]

Competitions summary[edit]

Competition Record First Match Last Match Final Position
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
MLS Regular Season 34 14 11 9 51 39 +12 041.18 March 6, 2016 October 23, 2016 3rd in Eastern Conference, 5th Overall
MLS Cup Playoffs 6 4 1 1 17 6 +11 066.67 October 26, 2016 December 10, 2016 Finalists
Canadian Championship 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 050.00 June 1, 2016 June 29, 2016 Champions
Total 44 20 13 11 74 49 +25 045.45

Last updated: December 10, 2016
Source: Competitions

Statistics[edit]

Squad and statistics[edit]

As of December 10, 2016

No. Pos Nat Player Total Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Clint Irwin 27 0 18+0 0 6+0 0 3+0 0
2 DF United States Justin Morrow 40 5 31+0 5 6+0 0 2+1 0
3 DF United States Drew Moor 41 3 32+0 3 6+0 0 3+0 0
4 MF United States Michael Bradley 30 2 24+0 1 6+0 1 0+0 0
5 DF Canada Ashtone Morgan 9 0 0+7 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
6 DF United States Nick Hagglund 26 1 8+8 0 6+0 1 2+2 0
7 MF Canada Will Johnson 32 3 19+4 2 1+5 0 3+0 1
8 MF France Benoît Cheyrou 21 1 9+5 0 0+3 1 4+0 0
9 MF Japan Tsubasa Endoh 23 2 15+6 2 0+0 0 0+2 0
10 FW Italy Sebastian Giovinco 37 22 28+0 17 6+0 4 2+1 1
11 FW Canada Molham Babouli 20 0 6+10 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
13 DF France Clément Simonin 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 MF Canada Jay Chapman 19 0 9+9 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
15 DF United States Eriq Zavaleta 24 0 15+0 0 6+0 0 3+0 0
17 FW United States Jozy Altidore 29 15 16+7 10 6+0 5 0+0 0
18 MF United States Marky Delgado 32 2 23+5 2 0+1 0 3+0 0
19 MF United States Daniel Lovitz 14 0 5+7 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
20 MF Canada Chris Mannella 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 MF Canada Jonathan Osorio 40 6 26+4 2 5+1 2 4+0 2
22 FW Canada Jordan Hamilton 18 5 11+3 3 0+0 0 2+2 2
23 DF United States Josh Williams 15 0 11+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 GK United States Alex Bono 17 0 15+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
28 DF United States Mark Bloom 9 0 5+2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
31 MF Panama Armando Cooper 12 1 4+2 0 6+0 1 0+0 0
33 DF Iran Steven Beitashour 38 0 29+0 0 6+0 0 3+0 0
36 MF United States Brian James 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
40 GK Canada Quillan Roberts 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
48 MF Canada Raheem Edwards 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
56 FW Canada Malik Johnson 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
87 FW Canada Tosaint Ricketts 17 5 4+7 3 0+6 2 0+0 0
Players who appeared for Toronto but left during the season:
24 DF Poland Damien Perquis 12 1 11+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goals and assists[edit]

Correct as of December 10, 2016

Clean sheets[edit]

Correct as of December 10, 2016

R Pos Nat Name Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship Total
1 GK United States Clint Irwin 6 3 2 11
2 GK United States Alex Bono 4 4
TOTALS 10 3 2 15

Disciplinary record[edit]

Correct as of December 10, 2016[20]

No. Pos. Name MLS MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
1 GK United States Clint Irwin 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2 DF United States Justin Morrow 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
3 DF United States Drew Moor 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
4 MF United States Michael Bradley 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
5 DF Canada Ashtone Morgan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 MF Canada Will Johnson 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 MF France Benoît Cheyrou 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
10 FW Italy Sebastian Giovinco 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
11 FW Canada Molham Babouli 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 MF Canada Jay Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 DF United States Eriq Zavaleta 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
17 FW United States Jozy Altidore 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
18 MF United States Marky Delgado 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
19 MF United States Daniel Lovitz 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF Canada Jonathan Osorio 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
23 DF United States Josh Williams 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
24 DF Poland Damien Perquis 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
28 DF United States Mark Bloom 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
31 MF Panama Armando Cooper 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
33 DF Iran Steven Beitashour 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
87 FW Canada Tosaint Ricketts 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Total 53 3 4 0 2 0 59 3

Recognition[edit]

MLS Team of the Week[edit]

Week Starters Bench Opponent Link
1 United States Drew Moor Italy Sebastian Giovinco New York Red Bulls [21]
2 Canada Will Johnson, Italy Sebastian Giovinco New York City FC [22]
6 United States Michael Bradley New England Revolution [23]
7 Iran Steven Beitashour United States Clint Irwin D.C. United [24]
8 United States Drew Moor, United States Michael Bradley, Italy Sebastian Giovinco Montreal Impact [25]
10 United States Clint Irwin, Poland Damien Perquis Italy Sebastian Giovinco FC Dallas [26]
11 Italy Sebastian Giovinco Vancouver Whitecaps [27]
15 United States Drew Moor France Benoît Cheyrou, Italy Sebastian Giovinco LA Galaxy [28]
16 United States Clint Irwin Orlando City [29]
18 United States Justin Morrow Chicago Fire [30]
20 Italy Sebastian Giovinco D.C. United [31]
21 United States Drew Moor, Italy Sebastian Giovinco United States Marky Delgado Columbus Crew [32]
22 United States Drew Moor, Italy Sebastian Giovinco Real Salt Lake & New England Revolution [33]
24 United States Jozy Altidore United States Marky Delgado Philadelphia Union [34]
27 United States Jozy Altidore Chicago Fire [35]
28 United States Jozy Altidore New York Red Bulls [36]
30 United States Drew Moor, United States Jozy Altidore Orlando City & D.C. United [37]
34 Italy Sebastian Giovinco Chicago Fire [38]

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Week's Statline
20 Italy Sebastian Giovinco 3 Goals
22 Italy Sebastian Giovinco 3 Goals 1 Assist

End of Season awards[edit]

Award Player
MLS Best XI Italy Sebastian Giovinco [39]

References[edit]

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