Soccer in Ontario is about to be divided not perhaps as much by the “haves” and “have nots” as many have long feared but but the “wills” and the “will nots”.
As the summer soccer season rolls to a conclusion across most of the country the usual angst with the state of the game, player development and politics have risen and Canadian soccer’s annual bout of navel gazing has started in earnest.
The basic lack of quality in technique and decision making is easily hidden against the also rans of women’s soccer but against the best these deficiencies show through time and time again.
So patience is required and although I’m sure TFC fans are sick of hearing it they are going to have to bear with at least another half season of learning to walk before their team can run and make up for lost time.
The signs of change and shift are everywhere around us from the highest administrative levels right down to the local youth scene and all signs point to a maturation of the game here in Canada.