Thursday, February 1, 2007

TORONTO FC NEWS: ITS OFFICIAL + TRADE WITH DC UNITED + CARLSBERG BEER + MLS TIDBITS

- As speculated yesterday, journeyman Welsh International Midfielder Carl Robinson was confirmed earlier today as Toronto FC's newest signing (so much for the club + country captain Mo had us searching for).
- Rod Dyachenko has been traded back to DC United for the first round pick in the 2008 Super Draft.
- Carlsberg Beer has been confirmed as a local corporate sponsor. The Anheuser-Busch agreement with Carlsberg in North America paves the way for this agreement as Budweiser has been a solid MLS partner from Day 1.
-Apparently a goalkeeper and new striker (as he mentioned in the Globe article this morning) are on the way, Sir Mo has alluded they will be arriving from abroad.
- Paulo Nagamura status is in question, immigration issues are at play as are trade scenarios. Colorado has been assembling former Steve Sampson 2005 LA Galaxy members: Jovan Kirovski, Ugo Ihemelu, Herculez Gomez.
- Jose Cancela is still in Mo's plans.
- LA apparently has waived Trinidad & Tobago international Cornell Glen, one time can't miss prospect Memo Gonzalez, and keeper Josh Saunders who has mostly spent time on loan at hometown Portland Timbers. If I recall correctly, Saunders is interesting because he was once rumoured to be eligible to play for Canada because of some sort of parental link. Would be a solid backup if he would somehow count as a Canadian (please drop me a line if anyone out there has any info to confirm or disprove this).
- Some talk that Colorado is re-branding and will be called the Arsenal Colorado FC- it has something to do with the site of their new soccer park in Commerce City, Colorado which was once an ammunition's plant.
- Colorado Supplemental Draft Pick Riley O'Neill has signed on with a team in the lower divisions of Germany as has Canadian International Sandro Grande, courted by a couple of MLS teams last spring, who has moved from Norway to the lower divisions in Germany.
- Interesting to see if T&T International Daryl Roberts has/will arrive to the training camp in Woodbridge, as the Dutch possibilities (Roda JC) are still on the table.

2 comments:

tunasam said...

robinson is a crap signing by mo - most norwich fans were happy to see this guy leave

Anonymous said...

change the name to Toronto British Isles United No Stars where is diversity they display on the intro page of torontofc.ca
a portugese or spanish speaking would ne nice