If you missed it on Thursday night, an unusually tight lipped Mo Johnston answered call in questions from TFC fans on the FAN 590 Sports Radio Station. Apparently Sir Mo has decided on carrying two Captains - one will be domestic the other will be arriving soon from Europe. Perhaps lost in all the discussion about TFC were his thoughts on Canadian Soccer in general. He encouraged fans to be more optimistic about the quality of player being produced in Canada and believes the next Canadian National team coach should be Canadian (or someone familiar with the program). One has to wonder if Sir Mo has ambitions of taking over the Canadian National team in the future himself? After all there won't be too many coaches out there as familiar with Canadian players as Sir Mo with the level of scouting he has performed since taking over Toronto FC. Scroll down to the January 25th Soccer Show and have a listen. http://www.fan590.com/features/hotaudio.jsp
Not just another David Beckham story - this one has a local touch and goes well beyond the field. http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/175193
Toronto's Jonathan De Guzman is making headlines in the Dutch league again.
The big question is how does Canada get De Guzman to commit to play for his country. Perhaps a transfer to another European league would be beneficial so he falls off the Dutch National team radar but chances are that he will turn his back on the country he was born and raised so to play international soccer for a traditional power.
After my rant last week, its nice to see the following release come from the CSA communications department. While brief, the release provides fans with a wrap up of the National team camp held in Florida. With the lack of soccer coverage dedicated to our national team (did they even have a single member of the media down in Florida?) the CSA has to be more creative and proactive in getting the word out about the Mens National Team program.
Link to my rant from Wednesday:
A great interview of Toronto FC & Canadian International Jim Brennan was conducted by the Go Toronto FC Supporters Group while he was in the National team camp down in Florida.
Canadian Riley O' Neill who was selected in the MLS Supplemental Draft by the Colorado Rapids and last week by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the USL Draft continues to explore European options in Germany with Kaiserslauten & St. Pauli as well as in Denmark with Ob Odense.