Toronto FC Wins MLS Cup 2017

Toronto FC wins MLS Cup 2017 in strength and dominance.

After getting to the finals of the MLS Cup through what could be described as a bumpy road, Toronto FC was able to stand their ground and complete what has been a record breaking season. The Canadian club defeated the Seattle Sounders 2nil in the final match, becoming the first MLS team to win the domestic treble of the Supporters shield, Canadian Championship/US Open Cup, and MLS Cup.

The fixture, which was played on the 9th of December at the BMO Field was a repeat of what we saw last year, but Toronto FC was dedicated enough to avoid a repeat of last year’s result that saw Sounders dancing away with the trophy after a horrendous penalty shootout. They clearly showed why they are a top team in the championship.

Seattle Sounders had reached the final in a very colorful manner, dismantling Houston Dynamo with a 5 – 0 aggregate score after the legged encounter to clinch the Western Conference Championship. Toronto, on the other hand, relied on a lone goal against the Columbus Crew FC to win the Eastern conference.

The final match on 9th clearly demonstrated the quality of the MLS. In what appeared to be a gamble, Greg Vanney’s Toronto switched from a back three, which had proved successful for them all season, to a back four. The formation worked well enough as they were able to win the match with a clean sheet. Sounders got the match on the way, but as soon as Toronto got the ball, they made their intent known, dominating play and threatening to score in as early as the second minute when Drew Moor headed over the bar, following a corner.

After the first half, the goalless score-line was a flattery one to Sounders as they could have conceded severally. Their keeper, Stefan Frei was dependable; making so many man-of-the-match saves. In the second half, however, his heroics were put on check in the 67th minute when Jozy Altidore broke the deadlock. The Toronto club did not relent after the goal even as the final whistle approached and Sounders looked for an equalizer. Victor Vasquez added the icing on the cake following a fine counter-attack in stoppage time.

The result saw Toronto avenging last year loss and completing an enviable historic win and the supporters shield again.

Toronto FC wins MLS Cup 2017 in strength and dominance, can they do it again next year?


Sounders VS Toronto FC MLS CUP 2017

Sounders Vs Toronto FC MLS Cup 2017, round two, two enter, only one will walk away, and one will walk away with new hardware!

In what promises to be an absolute cracker, the Toronto FC will host the Seattle Sounders in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup playoffs. The match, which will be a repeat of last year fixture, will be played on the 9th of December at the BMO Field at 4 pm ET. For the second time in a row, Sounders will hope to overcome Toronto FC in their home ground and defend the title they clinched after a penalty shootout last season. Toronto, on the other hand, are out for revenge as they will attempt to reverse the outcome of last year finals and complete what has been a record breaking season.

On the road to the Finals, The Seattle Sounders have shown that they are the team to beat. In what can best be described as enviable fashion, they dismantled the Houston Dynamo in their two legged encounter to clinch the Western Conference championship. They had triumphed 2-0 at the first leg when Dynamo hosted and during the reverse fixture, they were ruthless and scored three times to dispatch Dynamo with a 5 – 0 aggregate score and set up the mouthwatering encounter with Toronto.

At the other end, Toronto had a somewhat bumpy road to the playoffs. They advanced from the Eastern Conference Semifinals on away-goal rule after a 2 – 2 draw with New York Red Bulls. Plus the fights between Sacha Kljectan and Jozy Altidore just show how heated these playoffs can be. At the finals, they only managed to win by a 1 – 0 margin against Columbus Crew SC. In spite of the contentions and controversies that trailed their qualification, they remain a strong team and have a great chance to win. Altidore fought through an ankle injury to tuck away an amazing give n go wall pass. Sebastian Giovinco has been killer for Toronto, and his passion is shown in every touch and play, hopefully he can keep his calm so when this to overtime again this year, he’ll still be on the pitch.

If Toronto FC manage to defend their home ground and win the match, it will be a historic one. They will become the first MLS team to win the domestic treble of the Supporters shield, Canadian Championship/US Open Cup, and MLS Cup. This will not be an easy task, however, as Sounders have proved that they are a top team, capable of beating any team. We will have to wait till 9th to see how things will play out. Sounders Vs Toronto FC MLS Cup 2017, round two, two enter……..  Let’s get ready to RUMBLE

US Wins 2017 Gold Cup

US wins 2017 Gold Cup, and gives US soccer fans a sense of pride and excitement.

The US team are on a roll, undefeated in last 14 matches under Coach Bruce Arena.

Here is a little history over the last couple years in the world of USMNT soccer.

In 2015, CONCACAF Cup playoff determined the region’s entry to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. At the Rose Bowl, the U.S team were defeated 3-2 by Mexico. In 2016, summer, U.S. played as hosts of Copa America Centenario. They topped in Group A on a goal against Colombia. The USMNT beat the team Ecuador by 2-1 in the quarter-finals. Unfortunately, they fell to Colombia and Argentina 4-0 and again, 1-0 in the third place match. The team finished fourth at the Copa America, trying their best like in 1995.

They had successive losses to Costa Rica and Mexico in opening the games of final qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Bruce Arena replaced the place of Klinsmann as the national team coach. He coached the first two game in 2017 against Serbia and Jamaica. World Cup qualification was resumed on March 24. Arena and the USMNT had a record of a 6-0 win over Honduras. After winning over Honduras, the team traveled to play in Panama City, had a result of a drawing score of 1-1 over Panama. Then, they beat Tobago and Trinidad by 2-0. U.S. got their third World Cup Qualification result. When they play against Mexico and drew a score of 1-1. July 2017, USMNT won their sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup by a 2-1 win over Jamaica in the finals.

The victory marks the Sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup for the United State of America, where Bruce Arena became the first coach to win the competitions on three Gold Cups. Before halftime, Michael Bradley the captain was fouled 30 yards from goal. To ensure a free kick, one of the members, Altidore, stepped up and curled. It is a brilliant effort to defeat the Jamaican team before squeezing past Miller and attained a 1-0 score on the lead until the United States won the game 2-1 over Jamaica with Jordan Morris finishing strike and another Tim Howard great performance.

As the winner, United States will play against the soon to be winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the year 2019. It is one match playoff to know what team is qualified for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. If ever the United States men’s national soccer team wins the 2019 Gold Cup, they automatically qualify for the Confederations Cup. US wins 2017 Gold Cup, on to now qualify for World Cup 2018.




USA Mens Soccer Team One Step Closer To WC Qualifying

christian-pulisic-usa-men-world-cup-qualifyUSA Mens Soccer Team One Step Closer To WC Qualifying,

with two big wins over Trinidad n Tobago and St. Vincent.

September 2, 2016, MNT vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines were able to fight in FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Semi-final Round 2018 that was held in Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent. With this game, they were able to show great performance.

In spite the fact that the USA has a good performance, this is far good than they expected. At the end of game, MNT took care of the game each department as well as the five minutes spells during the second half. However, home team never feels to bother. With the great performance that they have applied during the game, it is well paid off. They achieved the victory that they were aiming for.

Moreover, Fabina Johnson earned a goal in 29th minute, while Matt Besler in 32nd minute, Jozy Altidore during the 43rd minute, Christian Pulisic in 71ST minute, and Sacha Kljestan in 78the minutes.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

The USA men’s soccer team competition at Semifinal Round in 2018 world Cup made it to finishes first and able to become a qualifying team with a score 4-0 Vs. Trinidad & Tobago. USA men’s soccer team use the brace from one of their team member Jozy Altidore, while Sacha Kljestan served as a goalkeeper, and when it comes to earning a hard-fought, Paul Arriola. With the great performance that they have shown, they were able to get the triumph against Trinidad & Tobago last September 6, 2016, with a score of 4-0. The win impelled the MNT to top spot in the Group C in Semi-final Round World Cup Qualifying in CONCACAF and the berth in Final Round starting in November.

During the first half of the game, the leading player Christian Politic forces a diving to stop out the Trinidad &Tobago team’s goalkeeper Marvin Philip in 9 minutes before Christian Pulisic and Marvin Philip, they careened in a shot off on the same posts in 31st.

Moreover, the MNT go into a break empty-handed that has a great collaboration between, Kljestan, Pulisic, and Fabian Johnson lead to failing in T&T clearance before the Kljestan suppressed inside the right post in forty-four minutes.

With the goal in bank, floodgates released for MNT during the second half. Altidore has made two goals in 59 minutes and 62 minutes, while Clint Dempsey was able to become a leading scorer due to his fast moving in World Cup Qualifying. During the second half, Paul Arriola substitute and increased the lead and suppressing a close-range and rebound off with an effort of Pulisic in 71 minutes.

While on the defensive side, US Team has their back line that is kept on its 8th clean sheet of the year, and Tim Howard earned 5 saves in order to have his 37th profession shout out.

Overall, the victory shows that the US have finished the game with a score of 4-11 record as well as being top in Group C of Semi-final Round in  CONCACAF Qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

USA Mens Soccer Team one step closer to WC qualifying,  now finish it boys……