Archive for July, 2010

Seahawks Make Changes in Off-season

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

seahawksThe Seattle Seahawks signed Golden Tate today. The talented second-round pick will play for Seattle under a $3.26 million dollar, four-year contract. Tate was a standout player for Notre Dame. He led the country last year as top wide receiver.

This is an exciting day for Seahawks fans and for the player himself. In Tate’s own words via Twitter this morning, “Praise God!!! Terms and conditions have been reached for the Seattle Seahawks! Let’s play ball!… Today has been such a blessing and a dream come true! But the best is yet to come!” (more…)

The Reds Defeat Motague But It Ain’t Over Yet

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

In the first game of the CONCACAF preliminary round yesterday, the Toronto FC defeated CD Motague 1 to 0 at BMO Field.

ChadBarrettThe game’s only goal came at the 20 minute mark when Dwayne De Rosario split the defense, leaving Walter Flores, the Motague goal k eeper, alone with TFC’s Chad Barrett who was able to put a left footed kick to the back of the net. Toronto FC was hungry for another goal, and dominated the majority of the game play, including the shots (13 – 4), but they were unsuccessful.

A number of TFC players expressed their frustration with not being able to widen the lead in this aggregated series. As De Rosario put it, “Another day we finish one or two of those chances and we go to Honduras with two or three goals up … We did get the win, the 1-0, but we know it’s very tough going to Central America and playing.” (more…)

Toronto FC Prepares to Finish Season Strong

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Toronto FC Captain and Scarborough Native Dwayne De Rosario

Toronto FC Captain and Scarborough Native Dwayne De Rosario

While the Toronto FC is getting ready to face their Western Conference equals, FC Dallas, on Saturday, the Reds are also preparing for a much harder fight ahead of them.

The game this weekend will be a good indicator of how the Eastern and Western MLS conferences compare, as well as how far the Toronto FC has come in the 3 years since they entered the MLS.

The two teams have had similar runs the last two seasons, finishing within one point of one another. This year, they are both sitting in third place in their division with FC Dallas at 25 points and Toronto FC at 22. (more…)