Sunday, February 11, 2007


Carl Robinson discusses life after MLS, and the approaching wave of footballers from the UK bound for MLS.

George Gross examines the cultural makeup of Toronto FC today. Funny how Tom Anselmi left off Chris Pozniak and Adam Braz from his list of Canadians. I believe both players are of Polish decent. While Gross makes reference to the demise of past teams and leagues in the Toronto area, TFC will be the very first attempt at professional soccer where the market is void of other competition. Ethnic based leagues & teams would draw thousands to various venues in the 50's,60's, 70's, and to a lesser extent in the 1980's. So while the Blizzard of the NASL drew 13,000, you may have had at least another 13,000 scattered elsewhere watching Greek, Portuguese, Italian or Croatian teams to name a few, in the NSL. Toronto has been a severely divided soccer marketplace for what seems an eternity. The lack of division within the soccer community today, is one of the main reasons why this team has the greatest opportunity to be a success over any other soccer venture before it.

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