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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

THE MATCHUP: Remembering heroes

#NeverForget
 
TORONTO VS. CHICAGO
 
BMO FIELD - WEDNESDAY 7:30PM ET
TV: TSN

THE KICKABOUT:
This fixture is dedicated to remembering heroes and the lost dreams of yesteryear.

It was a time of innocence. The world was our oyster; youthful exuberance abounded. After early struggles, our young uniformed men had gained a great victory. Lead by an honourable veteran, it seemed as if the tide had turned. Tickertape and seat cushions were showered upon the conquering heroes... the foe from abroad had been vanquished.

The date was May 12, 2007.
A date that will live in sorta, kinda infamy.

Yes, with the return of our Great Lakes rival, we take a moment to solemnly remember their first invasion on our shore. That 24th minute goal by Danny Dichio which propelled TFC to their first ever victory and promised years of victories to follow.

No one realized that we had reached our finest hour so early and that all that would follow would be seven years of endless struggle.

Also: Toronto FC has designated this match as "Support the Troops Night" at BMO Field. Make up your own mind whether this is a benevolent, charitable act or a crass attempt to positively bathe a corporation with a bad image on others' sacrifice. Your call.

MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME:
"The What Could Have Been Testimonial Match"

PLAYERS TO WATCH:
TORONTO: Joe Bendik, Steven Caldwell, Robert Earnshaw
CHICAGO: Austin Berry, Mike Magee, Bakary Soumare

THE ODDS:
TFC fixture compared to:
- ... a great tactical victory: 500-1
- ... trench warfare: 100-1
- ... 7 years in a Prisoner of War camp: 2-1

WHO ARE YA?
A LIST OF HONOURABLE TORONTO FC ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE MAY 12, 2007:
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- Fired Mo Johnston
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- That time we beat LA Galaxy in the CCL
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- Present.

POST-MATCH HEADLINE: "TFC! WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN'!"


3 comments:

  1. Fuck you man. The troops do more in a day than you will in your pathatic life.

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  2. Have some respect.

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  3. Easy, anonymous trolls. I don't see any disrespect to our armed forces here. Do you read this site at all regularly?

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