Quote of the Day

"This has all the hallmarks of a Tim Leiweke production. It is big, it is bold, it is expensive and it is designed to grab attention and to titillate, but also with an additional and important element of success."
-- ESPN’s Alexi Lalas, on Toronto FC’s acquisition of designated players F Jermain Defoe and MF Michael Bradley. (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/14)
Tuesday January 14, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 84 Print This Issue

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  • On The Doorstep

    Signings of Defoe (l), Bradley will take a year or two to make financial sense for MLSE

    MLS Toronto FC yesterday officially introduced F Jermain Defoe and MF Michael Bradley in "inarguably the most grandiose soccer press conference in the city’s history," as around 200 "jubilant supporters routinely broke into song," according to Paul Attfield of the GLOBE & MAIL. The "toll of seven consecutive losing seasons had left Canada’s original MLS franchise on the precipice of oblivion in Toronto’s crowded and competitive sports scene." Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment President & CEO Tim Leiweke "jokingly described the moves as 'financial suicide,'" as Defoe reportedly signed a four-year deal worth $8.3M (all figures U.S.) per year, Bradley received a six-year deal worth $6.5M per year, with the club ha ...

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