Seven years later, they have put together a squad that looks ready to makes the MLS play-offs for the first time. Everyone here at Spurs knows all about Jermain Defoe, but Toronto FC have also signed highly-rated USA midfielder Michael Bradley from AS Roma and Brazilian goalkeeping legend Julio Cesar. Toronto mean business in 2014.
Toronto FC's Head Coach is another familiar name to Spurs fans in Ryan Nelsen, the New Zealand international who spent six months at the Lane after a distinguished seven-year spell at Blackburn Rovers.Canada's first representative and the 13th team to enter the MLS, Toronto FC play in red and white and are based at BMO Field in Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada's first soccer-specific stadium.
Toronto FC became the first Canadian team to reach the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League in 2012. Having qualified at the preliminary round stage via winning the Canadian Championship for the fourth time, Toronto FC, including top signings Torsten Frings, capped 79 times by Germany and former Dutch international Danny Koevermans, beat David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the quarter-finals before losing out to Mexican side Santos Laguna.
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