Toronto FC Tickets
The Canadian professional soccer club from Toronto, Ontario, the Toronto FC is one of the premier teams in the MLS. The team became the 14th club in the league when they joined the MLS as part of the 2007 expansion. When they joined the MLS they were the first Canadian team to join the league. The Toronto FC was actually founded in 2006, and after great debate and speculation made their first appearance in 2007 and although they began their season with a scoreless streak, they won their first game on May 12, 2007 at their home field.
The club plays their home matches at one of the few soccer-specific stadiums in the MLS at BMO field in Toronto. The team is currently owned by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment; the same group that operates the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the NBA Toronto Raptors and the AHL Toronto Mariles. Although this company owns the Toronto FC, the Bank of Montreal (BMO) is actually the team’s jersey sponsor and most team paraphernalia can be found with the BMO logo. Although they have struggled to in some seasons in terms of records, they are actually one of the most successful franchises in terms of income generation and have been profitable since their first year; a feat very few teams have managed to do.
The club is currently the Canadian Champions after winning the 2012 Amway Canadian Championship; a tournament they have won four years in a row. They won this title under the leadership of head coach Paul Mariner. The team plays their home games at BMO field in Toronto and the club is known for having one of the strongest fan bases in the MLS. Several high-profile players have worn the red Toronto FC jerseys including Dwayne De Rosario, Amado Guevara and Danny Dichio. The team’s current roster also features several notable players including captains Torsten Frings and Julian de Guzman.
Even as a young club with a shaky start, by 2011, the Toronto FC came together to be a semifinalist in the CONCACAF Champions League; an impressive feat for an MLS team. With a solid start to the 2012 season and an impressive roster of big name players, the future continues to look up for this wildly popular Toronto team.