Author Archives: Kurtis L.

Canada Corner: De Guzman brothers keep CANMNT guessing on Jonathan

By KURTIS LARSON TORONTO — Julian and Jonathan de Guzman are polarizing figures -– two of Canada’s most gifted players who continue to pull Canadian supporters in opposite directions. Following CONCACAF’s second round of World Cup qualifying, Julian acknowledged that … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, FIFA World Cup, International Soccer, World Cup 2014, World Cup Qualifying | 29 Comments

Kansas City outlasts TFC, 1-0, at home

By KURTIS LARSON A momentary lapse of concentration early in the second-half was all Kansas City rookie Teal Bunbury needed to find space behind the TFC defense to give the Wizards a 1-0 win in front of a sellout crowd at … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC | 12 Comments

Barrett gives TFC 1-0 lead heading into Honduras

By: KURTIS LARSON Has a 1-0 win ever felt so uneasy? "On another day we finish one or two more chances and go to Honduras two or three goals up," Dwayne De Rosario said while walking to the changing room. … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, CONCACAF Champions League, MLS- Toronto FC | 8 Comments

Crucial CONCACAF Champions League qualifiers on tap

  By: KURTIS LARSON Three MLS teams are in action mid-week as preliminary home and home CONCACAF qualifiers get underway across the continent. Since the preliminary round began in 2008, MLS clubs are 1-4 all time in CONCACAF play-in games. … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, CONCACAF Champions League, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Toronto FC | 54 Comments

TFC, Dallas share points at BMO

                          Photo by ISIPhotos.com By: KURTIS LARSON Toronto FC and FC Dallas traded goals midway through the second half at BMO Field in Toronto to share the points and keep their respective MLS streaks alive. It looked as though … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Toronto FC | 3 Comments

Canada Corner: TFC vs. Bolton, MLS Vancouver, and more

                            Photo by ISIphotos.com BY: Kurtis Larson Call it a well-earned draw. Though highly overshadowed by Thierry Henry's debut against Tottenham tonight, Toronto FC took on the EPL's Bolton Wanderers Wednesday in front of just under 20,000 in attendance … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Toronto FC, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 35 Comments

Stoppage time penalty gives Philly 2-1 win

                        Photo by ISIphotos.com By KURTIS LARSON TFC's impressive eight-game MLS unbeaten run came to an end Saturday night thanks to a 94th minute penalty kick from Sebastien Le Toux in Philadelphia. Heading into stoppage … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Toronto FC | 9 Comments

Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union: Your Running Commentary

A late-game Dwayne De Rosario penalty was all that separated these two teams during their first ever meeting in April. Now, the Union look to avenge early-season defeat as Toronto visits PPL Park for the first time in Philly's short … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Toronto FC, Your Running Commentary | 40 Comments

KC surprise Crew 1-0 in Columbus

                   Photo by ISIphotos.com By KURTIS LARSON Teal Bunbury's first MLS goal early in the first-half held up at Crew Stadium Wednesday night to give Kansas City their first win against Columbus since 2007.  … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 18 Comments

Canada Corner: Could Canada host a future World Cup?

     Photo by ISIphotos.com  By KURTIS LARSON FIFA World Cup final, July 16, 2038, Victoria, British Columbia, CA. England vs. Ivory Coast (say what you will…). Full of cameras flashing and spectators chanting, the newly constructed 89,000-seat Tim Horton's Arena sits … Continue reading »

Posted in Canadian Soccer | 82 Comments

Toronto FC signs Spanish striker Mista

By KURTIS LARSON Toronto FC announced the signing of Spanish striker Miguel Angel Ferrer Martinez to a contract that will run through the end of this season. As per league rules, details of the signing were not released. Martinez (“Mista”) … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Toronto FC | 34 Comments

TFC, Dynamo Play To Dirty 1-1 Draw

  Photo By Nick Turchiaro, ISIPhotos.com By: KURTIS LARSON A trio of ejections, two second-half goals and a brawl culminated in arguably the most action packed 1-1 draw in Major League Soccer's short season.  An otherwise tame opening hour turned into a … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- Toronto FC | 24 Comments