Toronto FC coach Sir Mo Johnston attempted to land Polish international defender Jacek Bak while coaching the New York Metrostars last year. While unsuccessful in his attempts to bring him stateside, he has apparently continued to pursue the 34 year old Bak in hopes of bringing him to Toronto. The Polish international scored last month in a European Cup Qualifier against Azerbaijan, currently plays for Al Rayyan in Qatar. He has played for Lech Pozan, Lyon, and Lens amongst others during his career. At 34 I hardly consider Bak "Designated Player" material, though he would surely excite the huge Polish community in our city if he indeed signs on.
Johnston officially revealed his interest in Bak to Dean McNulty of the Toronto Sun, though it doesn't sound likely that a move will be made anytime soon from this article.http://torontosun.canoe.ca/Sports/OtherSports/2007/04/19/4067279-sun.html
In other News:
The Montreal Impact broke ground on their new 13,000 seat Soccer Specific Stadium at Olympic Park in Montreal yesterday. The Stadium can be expanded up to 17,000 seats, will be financed by the Saputo Family.
The Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL announced an exhibition game with the LA Galaxy for October 3rd at BC Place Stadium earlier this week
Toronto FC's next opponent (x2), the Kansas City Wizards lost 2-1 last night to Real Salt Lake in snowy Salt Lake City. The game was a US Open Cup fixture. New signing Carlos Marinelli from Argentina, apparently looked very good in his debut with his new team in the loss.