Friday, January 12, 2007

TORONTO FC SET TO SIGN AN INTERNATIONAL MF

Sir Mo has revealed that Toronto is set to sign an International midfielder who is captain of his National Team. Let the Speculation Begin. Stay tuned.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tomasz Radzinski perhaps?

TORONTO FC SUPERFAN said...

I don't think Tomasz Radzinski has ever been a captain of the National Team. Mo did say he was looking at a midfield player when he made those comments.

Hyperboly said...

I would like to see Theo Zagorakis, former Captain of the Greek national Football team.

You'd see a massive turnout from the local Greek fans and the much sought after "atmosphere" MLSE is looking to create at BMO field will be kicked up a notch...or three!

Anonymous said...

Radzinski has been playing midfield with Fulham, but before he went he was playing striker in Holland.

TORONTO FC SUPERFAN said...

Yes he has been playing midfield for Chris Coleman perhaps needing to reinvent himself as he gets older. As a striker Radzinski relied on his trmendous speed which although still evident may have lost a step or two. Radzinski played in Belgium with Anderlecht before moving to England never in Holland.

TORONTO FC SUPERFAN said...

Unlike the Italian community that has for the most part dispersed throughout the GTA to different suburbs a strong core of Greeks (& Portugesse) supporters live in the downtown core near BMO. They would certainly add to the atmosphere. We just have to be careful not to create fans of a certain player because of his background but rather build fans of the team. This has been a big problem in the past in MLS with support dwindling for teams (or a segment chooses to stay away) after a player is traded or released (DC - Salvadorans, LA -Mexicans, Chicago - Polish).

Hyperboly said...

The Italians have never supported North American club football. I was a massive fan of the Blizzard and remember when they signed Roberto Bettega. Granted, he was past his prime, but the Italian community didn't show up.

On the other hand, I would bet the Greeks would attend on mass! In addition, by having a player from the national squad, you'd avoid any "old country" club affiliation.

You say "to be careful not to create fans of a certain player because of his background" then claim signing Theobald "would create a buzz in the large Caribbean community" You can't have it both ways.

When you look overseas to sign a player, especially a Captain of a national team, then you'll do just that, regardless of what Country he's from.