The Toronto Star counters with a story on the late arrival of two area teenagers to practice. The article confirms that Canadian Youth Internationals AJ Gray and Stephen Lumley are "trying out" for Toronto FC. It appears that both young players may have decided to turn professional, as try outs for a professional team could disqualify these players from US Scholarship opportunities. Gabe Gala, another young player that scrimmaged with Toronto FC at the Soccer Centre in Vaughan earlier in the month, was not mentioned in the article.
If Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star, honestly believes BMO Field will be capable of hosting World Cup matches, he is sadly mistaken. BMO Field will be perfect venue for MLS and Canadian Soccer, but it is by no means a "world class" venue capable of hosting World Cup games, even with the capacity expanded. Lets be honest here, BMO Field is a no frills equivalent of a smallish US College football stadium (there may even be high school facilities on par in the US). Any US World Cup bid will not include smaller soccer specific stadiums in my estimation. Modern NFL Stadiums will be the focus of the bid. One of the primary reasons USA 1994 was so successful was that all stadiums were already in place, as they would be again in 2018, cutting down on the capital expenditures related to hosting. A joint North American bid is a fascinating idea though.