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Toronto FC
Toronto FC Logo.svg
Full name Toronto FC
Nickname(s) The Reds
Founded 2005; 11 years ago (2005)
Stadium BMO Field
Toronto, Ontario
Owner Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
President Bill Manning
General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko
Coach Greg Vanney
League Major League Soccer
2015 Eastern Conference: 6th
Overall: 12th
Playoffs: Conf. Knockout round
Website Club home page
Current season
Active teams of Toronto FC
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MLS USL Academy

Toronto FC (TFC) is a Canadian professional soccer club based in Toronto, Ontario that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), in the Eastern Conference of the league. The team plays their home matches at their soccer-specific BMO Field, located in Exhibition Place along the western part of the Toronto lake shore.

Toronto FC was MLS's fourteenth, and first Canadian, franchise in the league. The team is coached by Greg Vanney and operated by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which also operates the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, the AHL's Toronto Marlies, the NBA's Toronto Raptors (and the NBA Development League's Raptors 905 by extension) and the USL's Toronto FC II.

Toronto FC are four-time Canadian Champions, and its most significant achievement to date is reaching the semifinals of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League.



Toronto was awarded an expansion team in 2005, with team owner Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) paying $10 million for the team.[2] The name of the club was officially announced on May 11, 2006.[3] The "FC" in the team's name is the conventional initialism for Football Club.

The announcement followed an online consultation in which the public was invited to vote on the name during a limited period. The voting options were "Toronto Northmen," "Inter Toronto FC," "Toronto Reds," and "Toronto FC." MLSE's strategy in choosing "Toronto FC" following this process was based on two reasons. Firstly, over 40 percent of the online vote supported the simplified Toronto FC name during the consultation; secondly, MLSE hoped that the fairly generic name would help the new club earn a more organic nickname from the Toronto fans rather than having one imposed upon the club.[4] The team has been called "TFC" and "the Reds" by the media and the club.[5]

Early years (2007–2010)[edit]

Despite a long scoreless streak to start the team's history, Toronto FC quickly began to establish itself as a club with significant fan support. The club's first win on May 12 at BMO Field saw Danny Dichio score in the 24th minute,[6] which prompted the sellout crowd to toss promotional plastic seat cushions onto the field in celebration. Though TFC would slip to the bottom of the MLS standings with a record of 6–17–7, the club built a foundation as the first Canadian team in MLS. In the club's second season in 2008, Toronto hosted the 2008 MLS All-Star Game. The team finished last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 9–13–8, but the enthusiastic fan base continued to fill BMO Field to capacity.[7] To determine the Canadian Soccer Association's representative in the CONCACAF Champions League, Toronto FC played in the inaugural 2008 Canadian Championship competing for the Voyageurs Cup. TFC were the favourites to win the championship in its first year, but the Montreal Impact prevailed.

The last-place New York Red Bulls defeated Toronto FC 5–0 in the final 2009 regular season game, leaving TFC one point out of the playoffs.[8] Despite bringing in some high profile talent, the Reds could not seem to field a consistent side. Dwayne De Rosario became an immediate scoring influence and Amado Guevara was a strong playmaker and established MLS veteran, but the Honduran's future at the Canadian club seemed murky with looming 2010 FIFA World Cup duties. Rookie goalkeeper Stefan Frei quickly replaced Greg Sutton as a regular starter and immediately became a fan favourite. TFC only scored 2 goals in the final 15 minutes of games all season (last in MLS). During the same 15-minute period they gave up 16 goals (most in MLS), thus creating a −14 goal differential during the final 15 minutes.[9]

Dwayne De Rosario is Toronto FC’s all-time top scorer, with 33 goals in all competitions.

In the 2009 Canadian Championship, Toronto FC required a four-goal victory over the Montreal Impact in the final game of the competition to nullify the Vancouver Whitecaps' +4 goal differential. Anything less would result in Vancouver winning the championship. Toronto FC went down 1–0 early, but overwhelmed an under-strength Impact side 6–1 on the back of a hat-trick by De Rosario. Guevara added two, scoring in the 69th and 92nd minute. Chad Barrett scored the decisive goal in the 82nd minute, which gave TFC the lead over Vancouver. The unlikely victory was dubbed by fans and media as the Miracle in Montreal.[10] Toronto FC subsequently participated in the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League, but lost 1–0 on aggregate to the Puerto Rico Islanders in the preliminary round of the tournament.

After failing to qualify on the final day of the 2009 campaign, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment said anything short of a playoff spot in 2010 would be unacceptable. With that directive, former director of soccer Mo Johnston hired Preki[11] and made wholesale changes to the roster to reflect the US Hall of Famer’s plan to play a tough, defensive style. Despite scoring troubles, TFC played well at the start, going undefeated in seven games at one time. The team struggled following the World Cup break. Sensing problems in the locker room and to try to salvage the season, MLSE dismissed both Johnston and Preki on September 14, naming Earl Cochrane interim director of soccer and Nick Dasovic interim coach.[12] The players responded to Dasovic's more open, flexible style, but it wasn't enough as the club was eliminated from playoff contention with three games left in the season. Off-field issues with season-seat holders over the 2011 season ticket package added to the fans' frustrations, forcing MLSE to hold a series of town hall meetings.

Toronto FC played C.D. Motagua in the preliminary round of the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League. TFC won 1–0 in the first leg on a goal by Chad Barrett, and tied 2–2 in the second leg on goals by De Rosario and Barrett, qualifying for the group stage. Toronto FC won their first ever group stage match 2–1 against Cruz Azul on August 17, 2010.[13] However, the team failed to qualify for the championship round after finishing in 3rd place behind group winners Real Salt Lake and 2nd place Cruz Azul.

Highs and extreme lows of Ajax culture (2011–2012)[edit]

On November 3, 2010, MLSE formally announced the hiring of former German international and coach Jürgen Klinsmann, and his California-based company, SoccerSolutions, to fix the club's game.[14] Over the next six months, Klinsmann assessed the club, identifying a playing style and recommended a candidate for the director of soccer position.[15] On January 6, 2011, the new management team for Toronto FC was announced. Aron Winter was hired as Head coach with his compatriot, Bob de Klerk named First Assistant coach.[16] Paul Mariner was named as Director of soccer. Winter was selected to bring the Ajax culture, possession and 4-3-3 system to Toronto FC. Management made wholesale changes to the roster before and during the 2011 season, trading numerous players and eventually their captain and Toronto native De Rosario.

Toronto FC used its remaining two designated player slots on two notable European players, signing Torsten Frings and Danny Koevermans to 2.5 year contracts. The team went on to set a record for most players used in a MLS season with 39. Despite a strong finish to the season with only 2 losses in their last 12 games, TFC missed the MLS playoffs for a fifth straight year. Nonetheless, they earned a win in their final group stage match of 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League at Pizza Hut Park against FC Dallas, securing a berth in the knockout stage versus LA Galaxy. After a 2–2 draw in Toronto before 47,658 fans at the Rogers Centre,[17] Toronto FC defeated the Galaxy 2–1 in Los Angeles to reach the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, the first Canadian team to do so.[18] They were defeated by Santos Laguna in their semifinal.

On June 7, 2012, Aron Winter resigned from the club upon refusing to be reassigned from his Head coaching role[19] after the team started the season with a nine-game losing streak, setting an MLS record for worst start to a season. Under Winter in 2012, the club's league record was 1–9–0 and in all other competitions was 3–1–4, including a fourth-straight Canadian Championship. He was replaced by Paul Mariner, but TFC continued to struggle finishing with a 4–12–8 record in league play under him.[20] Toronto FC also failed to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League, finishing second in its group with a 2–2–0 record. Overall, they finished the MLS season on a 14-game winless streak and ended up in last place, with just 5 wins and 23 points (both franchise lows).

New levels of ambition, first playoffs (2013–present)[edit]

Italian international Sebastian Giovinco joined Toronto FC in 2015, the year he broke the MLS record for most combined goals and assists in a season.

It was announced Kevin Payne would be leaving D.C. United for the general manager position at Toronto FC on November 27, 2012.[21] First-time coach Ryan Nelsen replaced Mariner as of January 7, 2013.[22] On April 25, 2013, Payne signed the first ever young designated player in MLS, Matías Laba.[23] On July 9, Payne controversially traded Luis Silva to D.C. United for an undisclosed amount of allocation money.[24] The club fired Payne on September 4.[25][26] Following the removal of Payne, recently appointed MLSE president Tim Leiweke[27] reasoned that there were philosophical differences between the two, as to how Toronto FC should move forward into 2014 and beyond.[28] Leiweke, who brought David Beckham to the LA Galaxy in early 2007, quickly revealed that he intended to make TFC more competitive with similarly ambitious, blockbuster signings.[29] On September 20, Toronto FC announced that the vacant general manager position had been filled by Tim Bezbatchenko.[30]

Under Bezbatchenko, Toronto FC made several high profile moves during the 2013–14 off season. Among the transfers were MLS veterans Justin Morrow and Jackson; Brasileiro star Gilberto, United States international Michael Bradley of A.S. Roma, and the return of Toronto FC leading goal scorer De Rosario.[31][32] On January 10, 2014, Tottenham Hotspur announced they had agreed a deal with the club over the transfer of England international Jermain Defoe for a reported fee of £6 million, as well as an Advertising Rights Agreement with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.[33] This would see Defoe earn a reported £90,000 a week, making him the highest earner in MLS.[34] These moves required the trade of Matias Laba to Vancouver, to comply with MLS's maximum of three designated players per team. On February 7, 2014, Brazil national team keeper Júlio César joined on loan from Queens Park Rangers.[35] The team started the year with promise, but much like 2010, they floundered after the World Cup break. On August 31, Nelsen was fired by Bezbatchenko a day after a 0–3 defeat to the New England Revolution at BMO field, where Nelsen criticized Bezbatchenko in his post-match press conference for putting the players under needless pressure in the media. The Head coaching position was filled by former American international and Chivas USA assistant, Greg Vanney.[36] Although the club won the most games in its history, it failed to reach the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year.

After completing only 11 months of his four-year contract with TFC, Defoe joined Premier League club Sunderland on January 16, 2015, as part of a player exchange sending Jozy Altidore in the other direction.[37][38] Three days later, the club signed Italian international Sebastian Giovinco on an annual salary of $7 million.[39] On September 26, Giovinco scored and assisted in a 3–2 win over Chicago, putting him on 35 points for the season, breaking Chris Wondolowski's league record.[40] Toronto FC clinched a playoff berth on October 14, for the first time in franchise history,[41] and Giovinco's totals of 22 goals and 16 assists made him the first TFC player to win the MLS Golden Boot.[42] The team were eliminated in the knockout round of the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs by a 3–0 loss at 401 Derby rivals Montreal Impact.[43]


BMO Field in July 2007, during the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Before the 2007 Major League Soccer season, construction was completed on a new stadium at Exhibition Place in Toronto at a cost of $62.5 million.[44][45] On September 20, 2006, MLS's official website announced that BMO Financial Group had officially purchased the naming rights for the new stadium.[46] It is the largest soccer-specific stadium in Canada. It is owned by the City of Toronto, while MLSE, the team's owner, operates it.[47][48]

As the National Soccer Stadium, it served as a major venue for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, including hosting the opening and final matches. In 2008, it played host to the 2008 MLS All-Star Game. BMO Field has also hosted various high profile teams in international friendlies such as Real Madrid in 2009. It was chosen as a neutral venue to host the 2010 MLS Cup in November 2010. It also holds other sports, such as Rugby Sevens during the 2015 Pan American Games and beginning in 2016, the Toronto Argonauts Canadian Football League team.

Toronto FC playing Liverpool in a friendly in Rogers Centre

Following criticism of BMO Field's use of FieldTurf and its rapid deterioration, MLSE agreed to a deal with the city to replace it with a natural grass surface in time for the 2010 MLS Season. Along with the grass, a heating and drainage system was also installed at a cost of $3.5 million to MLSE.

In March 2012, TFC played its first-ever match in the Rogers Centre, the 49,982-capacity home of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays, hosting the Los Angeles Galaxy in the home leg of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Championship Round.[49] The retractable-roof stadium was also the venue for a friendly against Liverpool of the English Premier League in July of that year.[50]


Expansion to the north end that cost $2 million and added 1,249 seats was completed for the start of the 2010 MLS Season.[51] A $120 million renovation to the stadium was officially announced September 23, 2014. It includes a second tier of seating that would add 8,400 seats, raising the capacity of the stadium to 30,991. New suites, washrooms, concourse and a roof would also be added. Construction began in September 2014 and would be divided into two phases, with the completion of the project set for May 2016.[52] The expansion would accommodate a Canadian football field when the Toronto Argonauts move to BMO Field in 2016.[53][54]

Club culture[edit]


Fans celebrate at a Toronto FC match
Main article: Toronto FC fans

Toronto FC's initial seasons saw TFC fans set the standard for MLS fan support,[55] selling out its first three seasons. Referred to as the model franchise off the field by MLS commissioner Don Garber, the club was credited for starting "MLS 2.0" for their embrace of supporters' culture.[56][57] Lack of on-field success caused frustration among the fanbase, spurring fan protests against ownership.[58] In response, MLSE acknowledged the lack of quality on the on-field product, lowering ticket prices in 2013 to 2007 levels.[59] Following a resurgence of interest in the club due to the major signings of Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley, the club capped season tickets at 17,000 for the 2014 season.[60]

Toronto FC's recognized supporters' groups are the Red Patch Boys, U-Sector, Inebriatti, Kings in the North, Tribal Rhythm Nation and Original 109.[61]


The official mascot for Toronto FC is Bitchy the Hawk.[62]


Main article: 401 Derby

Toronto FC's biggest rival, Montreal Impact, joined MLS in 2012. In the years leading up to this, they emerged as fierce rivals during the Canadian Championship. The proximity of the two cities and the fact that Toronto and Montreal are long-standing rivals in NHL ice hockey contributes to these meetings being combative. Since both teams have joined MLS, the rivalry has intensified and the matches have become a Canadian soccer classic, which has also been named the 401 Derby, named after Ontario Highway 401 linking the two cities.[63] On March 16, 2013, Toronto FC fans set an MLS record for travelling support with 3,200 away fans in Montreal to watch TFC lose 2–1, eclipsing their own record of 2,400 at Columbus Crew in 2008.[64]

The following table lists the history of official soccer meetings in MLS and the Canadian Championship between Toronto and Montreal, updated to the most recent derby of October 29, 2015 (Montreal Impact - Toronto FC 3–0)

Matches Montreal wins draws Toronto wins Montreal goals Toronto goals
MLS regular season (2012-) 11 3 3 5 12 18
MLS cup playoff (2012-) 1 1 0 0 3 0
Canadian Championship (2008-) 14 3 3 8 13 20
Total Official matches 26 7 6 13 28 38
Main article: Trillium Cup

Columbus Crew and Toronto FC have competed for the Trillium Cup since 2008. Although a manufactured rivalry, the meetings have since sparked bitterness. On March 28, 2009, approximately 1,700 Toronto FC supporters travelled to Columbus Crew Stadium and witnessed a 1–1 draw, during which they lit a number of flares and allegedly committed vandalism.[65] Following the game some altercations broke out between the two supporter groups. Overwhelmed security called police who ended the melees and made arrests, at which time a TFC fan was tasered while being subdued.[65] The first rematch back in Columbus Crew Stadium following the incident was boycotted by Toronto FC supporters in wake of restrictions imposed on them by Crew officials.[65]

Toronto FC also have a rivalry with Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[66][67][68][69][70]


The official team colours are red (jerseys, shorts and socks) with white trim, and black jerseys with matching black shorts and socks along with red and onyx silver trim. In the first three seasons, Toronto FC's away kit colours were light and dark grey, and grey was reintroduced in 2014. As with all MLS teams, the kits are produced by adidas. Since 2013, a shadow-print maple leaf has featured on Toronto FC's jerseys.[71][72]

Since the club's formation in 2007, it has been sponsored by the Bank of Montreal (BMO). The sponsorship was initially worth $1–1.5 million per season, but in 2010, a new five-year deal worth $4 million per season was signed.[73]


Toronto FC are operated by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., who also own and operate the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Marlies, along with sports ventures like Leafs TV, NBA TV Canada and GolTV Canada.[74] The company is also involved in real estate and property management, owning such sports venues such as the Air Canada Centre and being a partner in the development of Maple Leaf Square.

Players and staff[edit]

For details on former players, see List of Toronto FC players.

Current roster[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of January 18, 2016.[75]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Irwin, ClintClint Irwin      United States
2 Defender Morrow, JustinJustin Morrow      United States
3 Defender Moor, DrewDrew Moor      United States
4 Midfielder Bradley, MichaelMichael Bradley (DP)     United States
5 Defender Morgan, AshtoneAshtone Morgan (HGP)     Canada
6 Defender Hagglund, NickNick Hagglund      United States
7 Midfielder Johnson, WillWill Johnson      Canada
8 Midfielder Cheyrou, BenoîtBenoît Cheyrou      France
10 Forward Giovinco, SebastianSebastian Giovinco (DP)     Italy
14 Midfielder Chapman, JayJay Chapman (HGP)     Canada
15 Defender Zavaleta, EriqEriq Zavaleta      United States
16 Forward Gomez, HerculezHerculez Gomez      United States
17 Forward Altidore, JozyJozy Altidore (DP)     United States
18 Midfielder Delgado, MarcoMarco Delgado      United States
19 Midfielder Lovitz, DanielDaniel Lovitz      United States
20 Midfielder Mannella, ChrisChris Mannella (HGP)     Canada
21 Midfielder Osorio, JonathanJonathan Osorio      Canada
22 Forward Hamilton, JordanJordan Hamilton (HGP)     Canada
23 Defender Williams, JoshJosh Williams      United States
24 Defender Perquis, DamienDamien Perquis      Poland
25 Goalkeeper Bono, AlexAlex Bono (GA)     United States
26 Midfielder Warner, CollenCollen Warner      United States
27 Forward Moore, LukeLuke Moore      England
28 Defender Bloom, MarkMark Bloom      United States
33 Defender Beitashour, StevenSteven Beitashour      Iran
38 Defender Simonin, ClémentClément Simonin      France
40 Goalkeeper Roberts, QuillanQuillan Roberts (HGP)     Canada

Current staff[edit]

As of October 2015[76][77]

President Bill Manning
General manager Tim Bezbatchenko
Coaching staff
Head coach Greg Vanney
Assistant coach Dan Calichman
Assistant coach Robin Fraser
Assistant coach Nick Theslof
Goalkeeper coach Jon Conway

Head coaches[edit]

As of October 28, 2015
Coach Nation From To Record1
G W L T Win %
Mo Johnston  Scotland August 22, 2006 February 1, 2008 30 6 17 7 20.00
John Carver  England February 1, 2008 April 25, 2009 36 11 15 10 30.56
Chris Cummins (interim)  England April 29, 2009 October 24, 2009 31 12 11 8 38.71
Preki  United States November 19, 2009 September 14, 2010 32 11 11 10 34.38
Nick Dasovic (interim)  Canada September 14, 2010 January 6, 2011 10 3 4 3 30.00
Aron Winter  Netherlands January 6, 2011 June 7, 2012 64 18 25 21 28.13
Paul Mariner  England June 7, 2012 January 7, 2013 28 6 14 8 21.43
Ryan Nelsen  New Zealand January 7, 2013 August 31, 2014 64 17 29 18 26.56
Greg Vanney  United States August 31, 2014 present 46 18 22 6 39.13

Youth development[edit]

Toronto FC II[edit]

Main article: Toronto FC II

Toronto FC II was established in November 2014 and is the farm club of Toronto FC. Toronto FC II competes in the United Soccer League, the third division of the American and Canadian soccer league system. The team serves as a reserve team for TFC and a bridge between the Academy and First Team.[78] The team began play in March 2015. Their home stadium is the newly constructed 3,500 seat stadium at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan, just north-northwest of Toronto.[79][80] Jason Bent is the team's first head coach.

Previously, Toronto FC had a one-year partnership with the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL.[81][82][83]

TFC Academy[edit]

Toronto FC's KIA Training Ground and academy.
Main article: TFC Academy

TFC Academy is the youth academy and development system of Toronto FC that was established in 2008.[84][85] The academy consists of multiple teams spanning different age groups, from U10 to U19. The academy currently plays in League1 Ontario.

In June 2012, TFC academy moved to their new KIA Training Ground in Downsview Park,[86] located in North York. Built at a cost of $21 million to MLSE, the facility has seven pitches: three full-sized grass pitches and four artificial turfs with two capable of being bubbled for year-round use. The 36,000 square foot facility also contains first team facilities, gym, kitchen, and offices.[87]


Toronto FC games are exclusively broadcast by either the TSN or Sportsnet families of channels. Games that are not covered under national broadcast contracts with MLS or other competition organizers are divided evenly between the two broadcasters, pursuant to agreements between their parent companies (Bell Canada and Rogers Communications respectively) in connection to their joint 2011 purchase of MLSE.[88]

  • TSN holds the national broadcast contract with MLS from 2011 to 2016, including rights 30 games per season involving Canadian teams,[89] of which (in 2013) 12 feature Toronto FC. It also holds 11 of the team's 22 "regional" MLS broadcasts. In both cases, games may air either on TSN's main channel or TSN2, and are usually called by Luke Wileman (play-by-play) and Jason de Vos (colour).
  • Sportsnet has broadcast rights to Toronto FC's remaining 11 MLS games; it also owns the rights to both the Canadian Championship, in which TFC participates annually, and the CONCACAF Champions League, in which TFC may compete depending on the results of that year's Canadian Championship. Such games may air either on Sportsnet's regional channels, Sportsnet 360, or Sportsnet One. Games on Sportsnet involving TFC are generally called by Gerry Dobson (play-by-play) and Craig Forrest (colour).

GolTV Canada, acquired by MLSE in 2009, carried several live Toronto FC games each season from 2009 to 2012, normally commentated by Wileman. The channel continues to carry repeats of TFC games and other ancillary coverage of the team. Other previous broadcasters for the 2007 to 2010 seasons included The Score and CBC Sports (through CBC Television and Bold).

Similar to the TV rights, radio broadcasts are divided between Sportsnet 590 and TSN Radio 1050; Dan Dunleavy calls the games, while Bob Iarusci joins him as colour commentator for home games.




Year Regular Season Playoffs Canadian Championship CONCACAF Champions League
2007 13th (6–17–7)[90] Did not qualify N/A N/A
2008 12th (9–13–8)[91] Did not qualify Runner-up Did not qualify
2009 12th (10–11–9)[92] Did not qualify Champions Preliminary round
2010 11th (9–13–8)[93] Did not qualify Champions Group stage
2011 16th (6–13–15)[94] Did not qualify Champions Semifinals
2012 19th (5–21–8)[95] Did not qualify Champions Group stage
2013 17th (6–17–11)[96] Did not qualify Semifinals Did not qualify
2014 13th (11–15–8)[97] Did not qualify Runner-up Did not qualify
2015 12th (15–15–4)[98] Knockout round Semifinals Did not qualify

Team records[edit]

Most goals[edit]

League, MLS Cup Playoffs, Canadian Championship & CONCACAF Champions League

# Name Nation Career MLS MLS Cup CC CCL Total
1 Dwayne De Rosario  Canada 2009–11, 14 28 0 4 1 33
2 Sebastian Giovinco  Italy 2015– 22 0 1 0 23
3 Chad Barrett  United States 2008–10 16 0 3 2 21
4 Danny Koevermans  Netherlands 2011–13 17 0 0 2 19
5 Ryan Johnson  Jamaica 2011–12 10 0 2 6 18
6= Jozy Altidore  United States 2015– 13 0 1 0 14
6= Danny Dichio  England 2007–09 14 0 0 0 14
6= Maicon Santos  Brazil 2010–11 10 0 3 1 14
9 Jermain Defoe  England 2014 11 0 1 0 12
10 Amado Guevara  Honduras 2008–09 9 0 2 0 11

Bold indicates player still active with club.

Last Update: October 25, 2015

Most appearances[edit]

League, MLS Cup Playoffs, Canadian Championship & CONCACAF Champions League

# Name Nation Career MLS MLS Cup CC CCL Total
1 Ashtone Morgan  Canada 2011– 88 0 9 17 114
2 Stefan Frei   Switzerland 2009–13 82 0 11 6 99
3 Dwayne De Rosario  Canada 2009–11, 14 76 0 12 10 98
4= Jim Brennan  Canada 2007–10 84 0 7 2 93
4= Julian de Guzman  Canada 2009–12 65 0 10 18 93
4= Doneil Henry  Canada 2010–14 70 0 12 11 93
7 Richard Eckersley  England 2011–13 72 0 7 13 92
8 Jonathan Osorio  Canada 2013– 84 1 6 0 91
9 Carl Robinson  Wales 2007–10 74 0 8 2 84
10 Chad Barrett  United States 2008–10 65 0 7 6 78

Bold indicated player still active with club.

Last Update: October 29, 2015

Club captains[edit]

Dates Name Nation
2007–10 Jim Brennan  Canada
2010–11 Dwayne De Rosario  Canada
2011 Maicon Santos  Brazil
2011–12 Torsten Frings  Germany
2013 Darren O'Dea  Ireland
2013–14 Steven Caldwell  Scotland
2015– Michael Bradley  United States

International results[edit]

Year Competition Club Nation Result
2007 Friendly Benfica  Portugal D 0–0
2007 Friendly Aston Villa  England L 4–2
2008 Preseason Odense Boldklub  Denmark D 0–0
2008 Preseason Odense Boldklub  Denmark L 2–1
2008 Carlsberg Cup Pachuca  Mexico L 1–1 (4–3)
2008 Friendly Independiente  Argentina L 1–0
2009 Preseason BK Häcken  Sweden W 3–0
2009 Carlsberg Cup River Plate  Argentina L 0–0 (4–3)
2009 CONCACAF Champions League Qualifying Puerto Rico Islanders  Puerto Rico L 1–0
2009 CONCACAF Champions League Qualifying Puerto Rico Islanders  Puerto Rico D 0–0
2009 Friendly Real Madrid  Spain L 5–1[99]
2010 Carlsberg Cup Bolton Wanderers  England L 1–1 (4–3)
2010 CONCACAF Champions League Qualifying Motagua  Honduras W 1–0
2010 CONCACAF Champions League Qualifying Motagua  Honduras D 2–2
2010 CONCACAF Champions League Group Cruz Azul  Mexico W 2–1
2010 CONCACAF Champions League Group Árabe Unido  Panama L 1–0
2010 CONCACAF Champions League Group Cruz Azul  Mexico D 0–0
2010 CONCACAF Champions League Group Árabe Unido  Panama W 1–0
2011 Preseason Partizan  Serbia D 1–1
2011 Preseason Red Star Belgrade  Serbia W 1–0
2011 Preseason Dinamo Zagreb  Croatia L 3–1
2011 CONCACAF Champions League Qualifying Real Estelí  Nicaragua W 2–1
2011 CONCACAF Champions League Qualifying Real Estelí  Nicaragua W 2–1
2011 CONCACAF Champions League Group Tauro  Panama W 2–1
2011 CONCACAF Champions League Group UNAM  Mexico L 4–0
2011 CONCACAF Champions League Group Tauro  Panama W 1–0
2011 CONCACAF Champions League Group UNAM  Mexico D 1–1
2012 Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic BK Häcken  Sweden W 3–1
2012 CONCACAF Champions League Semifinal Santos Laguna  Mexico D 1–1
2012 CONCACAF Champions League Semifinal Santos Laguna  Mexico L 6–2
2012 Friendly Liverpool  England D 1–1[100]
2012 CONCACAF Champions League Group Águila  El Salvador W 5–1
2012 CONCACAF Champions League Group Santos Laguna  Mexico L 3–1
2012 CONCACAF Champions League Group Águila  El Salvador W 3–0
2012 CONCACAF Champions League Group Santos Laguna  Mexico L 1–0
2013 Friendly Roma  Italy L 4–1
2014 Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic Fluminense U23  Brazil L 4–2
2014 Friendly Tottenham Hotspur  England L 3–2[101]
2015 IMG Suncoast Pro Tournament HB Køge  Denmark W 1–0
2015 Friendly Manchester City  England L 0–1
2015 Friendly Sunderland  England L 1–2

Players of the year[edit]

Season Player Position
2007 Canada Jim Brennan[102][103] Defender
Wales Carl Robinson[102][103][104] Midfielder
2008 Wales Carl Robinson[102][103] Midfielder
2009 Canada Dwayne De Rosario[105] Midfielder
2010 Canada Adrian Cann[106][107][108] Defender
2011 Germany Torsten Frings[109] Midfielder
2012 Canada Terry Dunfield[110] Midfielder


Average attendance
Year Reg. Season
2007 20,134
2008 20,108
2009 20,344
2010 20,453
2011 20,267
2012 18,681
2013 18,131
2014 22,086
2015 23,451

The largest attendance for a Toronto FC game at the team's home stadium, BMO Field, was on May 10, 2015, when they hosted the Houston Dynamo in front of 30,226.[111] The highest overall attendance for a home game was on March 7, 2012, when they also hosted the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals at the Rogers Centre in front of 47,658.[112]

See also[edit]


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