In light of the Easton Report the Canadian Soccer Association has passed a motion to no longer sanction the Canadian Soccer League which led to the league responding that they will take whatever action is necessary to overturn the decision and will continue to operate in 2013.
With little time to get used to their new teammates Hogan Ephraim and Robert Earnshaw were tossed into the starting lineup and did quite well. Add in some solid debuts by rookies and the new TFC players held their own against Vancouver in week one.
There is no doubt that the squad could stand to be improved in a number of areas but for me the most glaring hole has to be the wide midfielders. The options are not really good enough to begin with but it is made worse by the fact that there are so few of them.
The blame has to start with the veteran players in the middle of the park. Atiba Hutchinson, Patrice Bernier, and Julian De Guzman were supposed to be the core and the engine of this team but instead they looked lifeless and did not close down the ball nearly as often as was needed
For soccer to reach another level in Canada the end result has to become all that matters.