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Monday, November 25, 2013

Book now to not see Danny Koevermans! MLS releases Waiver Draft and 2014 schedule

"July would have been so kick assh!"

It's a Major League Soccer admin BOGO! Not only were Don Garber's little elves busy listing all of the waived players prior to today's Waiver Draft but they also produced the 2014 schedule. Christmas has come early for press release junkies!  

Firstly to the waiver wire "action". Yes the stars have come out to shine (marvel here) on this list of the league's most unwanted. You can expect very little movement this afternoon and none from Toronto FC.  

For their part, The Reds have made the worst-kept secret in Dutch-Canadian international relations official by waiving Danny Koevermans and added "never-was" Michael Thomas to the list just to make Danny feel less sad about things. The moves leave two gaping holes on TFC - one in the "pie eating" role and the other in the "who the f*ck is that?" position. We are confident that both can be filled this off-season.  

Now to the other half of this day of many spreadsheets - the 2014 schedule. Picking the highlights on a TFC schedule is always an exercise in sorcery. Really, who can predict exactly when our 5-7 wins will come next year? You can take a gander at TFC's TBDpalooza here but some of the brief "highlights" on paper are:
- First Kick in Seattle: March 15th, 2014
- Home/SkyDome (likely) Opener vs. D.C. United March 22nd, 2014
- A league-wide break for the first chunk of the World Cup in June
- 3 out of 4 matches at home in July aka "Sunstroke 2014"
- Montreal Impact away: August 2nd, 2014
- Montreal at BMO Field and final home fixture: October 18, 2014
- Final match/playoff push (ok, ok we all had a good laugh) at New England: October 25, 2014  

Stay tuned for any TFC Waiver Draft shockers and the likely Excel spreadsheet of Don Garber's dry cleaning expenses (2013-2014) to be released later.

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