Koscielny’s injured jaw and Alexis scores of course, Higuain debuts to applause and Spurs have cause for pause as Nkoudou gives Poch buyer’s remorse.
In the off-season Toronto FC added attacking midfielder Victor Vazquez to an already-strong squad that lacked a little guile, subtlety and creativity. The Spaniard has provided these attributes in droves. The Cosh boys discuss his quiet impact.
Bono’s distribution needs work, but Atlanta’s pressing was effective and there were few options for Bono on the ball. His finger-tip save in the second half was incredible.
There was a buzz in the air just before kickoff, as the Reds had started the season undefeated with one win and two draws on the road and had the chance of a solid opening at home and to move top of the Eastern Conference. Fireworks and fans engulfed the stadium, followed by the raucous beating of drums…
The club now have a task at hand – what will they have to show for their remarkable improvement under new management in recent years? Can they win the Supporters’ Shield? Can they get back to the MLS cup? Are they now a regular playoff team? Players like Giovinco, Altidore, and Bradley make up the core of the side and without them, the current identity of the club would be in peril. How long will they stay?
The city celebrated. Voices, beers, scarves, nerves – all were lost. The Cosh were privileged to be in attendance at a game considered the greatest MLS playoff match in history. This is what the game is about. We look forward to the MLS Cup final on December 10th, also in Toronto at BMO Field. In ten days it won’t be 36,000 fans but 5 million in the Greater Toronto Area cheering the Reds on.
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The Coshcast returns and we dive straight into the Premier League where City beat Chelsea 3-0 and like a young man on Maury Povich receiving a positive paternity test, Mourinho declares it a fake result.