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Tim Drodge
Tim writes about all things Toronto FC of Major League Soccer on his blog "The View From The South Stands"

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MLS Adds 3rd Canadian Club – the Montréal Impact
01:03 Thursday 24th November 2011

This coming Wednesday, in what has become an annual happening over the past few seasons as Major League Soccer keeps growing in size, there will be a uniquely North American event taking place in the form of the MLS Expansion Draft .The Montréal…

MLS Cup Final - A Brief Look Ahead
02:20 Friday 18th November 2011

This coming Sunday, the 2011 MLS Season will be capped off with the Cup Final held at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles between the David Beckham led LA Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.What might turn out to be an interesting match is going…

Can Canada get back to the World Cup?
22:23 Friday 11th November 2011

This weekend on the tiny Caribbean island of St. Lucia the Canadian National Team is looking to secure a spot in the third round of FIFA World Cup qualification, and all they need to get there is either a point in St. Lucia on Friday or a point…

The Beckham Experiment - Failure Or Finally Redemption?
19:43 Friday 4th November 2011

David Beckham's first season in Major League Soccer back in 2007 coincided with my hometown club Toronto FC joining the league as an expansion club in that same year. The Galaxy's trip to Toronto was marked early on all of our calendars as…

The Busy MLS Off Season
04:46 Wednesday 2nd November 2011

The MLS Playoffs are well underway and in a few weeks time a new MLS Champion will be crowned. More on that in the days ahead in this space. However coming soon on the heels of the MLS Cup there will come fast and furious a number of really…

Steve Nicol Leaves New England Revolution
22:15 Thursday 27th October 2011

Earlier this week MLS club New England Revolution parted ways with long time head coach/manager Steve Nicol, he of Anfield fame from the Liverpool glory years of the 1980's. Nicol left the Revolution "by mutual consent" after ten years of service…

Toronto FC Celebrate Champions League Success
14:18 Saturday 22nd October 2011

There will be time, as there always is, to dissect this roller coaster of a season for Toronto FC in the coming days and weeks. There will only be a single National Team game next month in Toronto to distract us and of course whichever brand…

Simeon Jackson - Forcing the Issue at Norwich City
23:25 Saturday 8th October 2011

Being a football supporter in Canada can sometimes be a trying experience.Earlier Friday afternoon we were able to watch at the same time English supporters were when Wayne Rooney melted down live in Montenegro while his English teammates did…

Why no promotion/relegation in MLS?
22:11 Monday 29th August 2011

MLS Commissioner Don Garber, in the lead up to the now unsuccessful American 2022 FIFA World Cup bid, did tell FIFA that MLS was looking at instituting some sort of hybrid promotion/relegation system to bring MLS further into lockstep with…

Robbie Keane And The "Beckham Rule"
10:37 Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Robbie Keane certainly hit the ground running this past weekend in Major League Soccer, scoring a goal in his debut for LA Galaxy as his new side defeated San Jose Earthquakes 2-0. Not too shabby a start considering Robbie only had one training…

A Primer on MLS for UK Football Fans
00:57 Friday 19th August 2011

First off let you the reader be aware of my bias in advance. I live in Toronto Canada and I am a die hard supporter of MLS side Toronto FC. I have been a day one season seat holder and I write a blog about all things TFC that you can check…

Toronto FC and the CONCACAF Champions League
16:31 Wednesday 17th August 2011

I have to admit I am still having trouble getting over that damned game in Panama last season versus Arabe Unido that in retrospect cost Toronto FC a chance to advance from the group stages for the first time into the knockout stages of the…