THE 11 — The right player at the right time. That’s the hallmark of a good signing. But, as news emerges that Toronto FC is favoured to sign American striker Jozy Altidore as a Designated Player, can we actually say that this is a case of the team signing the right player to fill their needs — at the right moment?
Many of the things that made KC successful against the Impact were re-enacted by Columbus on Sunday at Saputo Stadium, as the Crew held Montreal to a 1-1 draw.
Canadian national women’s team coach John Herdman is trying to introduce a new formation and is attempting to change the DNA of our soccer program from one of counterattack to useful, dangerous possession.
Major League Soccer has released the names of 54 players who will attend the Player Combine, which begins Jan. 11 in Fort Lauderdale. Of the 54 players, only two were born in Canada. And of those two, only Kyle Bekker will likely ever play for Canada.
There is no team sport in the world that’s as difficult to statistically quantify as soccer. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to try. The 11 will break down the seasons of three Canadian MLS teams and lone NASL squad to try and figure out which players had the greatest impacts — both positively and negatively — on their teams.