Thursday, January 18, 2007

SPECULATION: WHO IS THE TORONTO FC FOREIGN SIGNING??? (UPDATED)

If your keeping track I have speculated on Densil Theobald of Trinidad (my suggestion), Jacek Bak of Poland (linked through Mo's New York days and theories floating on other blogs), Dwight Yorke of Trinidad (Mo's visit to Sunderland + GOL TV report), and now Martin Andresen (fits description). That said I do not have confirmation about any of these players.

While the David Beckham signing coupled with the talk about Ronaldo, Edgar Davids and even Robbie Fowler has created new levels of expectation from fans unfamiliar with MLS, I caution you as a long time follower of this league to be realistic in your expectations. Sir Mo has made it clear that the signing won't be a big name, and this league can be won without big name players on a roster.

History shows Canadians on an MLS roster however can help teams toward MLS Cup success - Alex Bunbury (KC Wizards), Geoff Aunger (DCU), Pat Onstad (San Jose/Houston), Dwayne De Rosario (San Jose/Houston), and Adrian Serioux (Houston) have all won MLS Cup.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is a list of european based-players who are captain of club and country: Bart Goor (Belgium), John Terry (England), Martin Andresen (Norway), Raul (Spain), Niko Kovač (Croatia), Vitālijs Astafjevs (Latvia), Miroslav Karhan (Slovakia), Hakan Şükür (Turkey). Clearly, Terry, Raul and Şükür are impossible.

TORONTO FC SUPERFAN said...

The name on your list that is interesting is Mirolav Karhan - I beleive he too is in contract discussion at Wolfsburg. Thanks for your input.

soccer extremist said...

I think you're missing the obvious addition. As if I am not mistaken, Kevin McKenna is the captain at Energie Cottbus and has also been the recent captain with Canada.

Anonymous said...

Mo has said the player is midfielder - Mckenna is a defender.

Anonymous said...

I don't see why McKenna couldn't still be in the mix. He can play anywhere. He was a decent forward at Hearts before going to Cottbus. One of the few good things the Canadian Men's program has going for them is that their players are very diverse. Look at Stalteri and DeRosario. Both play different positions for their clubs than they do for Canada.