Quote of the Day

"People on the board now understand soccer and understand the passion and what it can be."
-- Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko, on MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke’s influence on the club’s resurgence. (TORONTO SUN, 8/22)
Friday August 22, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 242 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Short-Lived Success?

    Leiweke (l) said TFC had to commit "financial suicide" to sign Bradley and Defoe

    In MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke's " relatively short tenure " with the organization, one of the "most significant moments will be his handling of a resurgence" for Toronto FC, according to Doug Smith of the TORONTO STAR. TFC made the "splashiest move imaginable under Leiweke’s guidance and at his insistence" this offseason when the team signed F Jermain Defoe and MF Michael Bradley . Bradley and Defoe are the "backbone of a resurgent franchise that spent the money necessary to turn things around" ( TORONTO STAR, 8/22 ). TSN's Luke Wileman wrote Leiweke "started the job of dragging the club off its knees and giving it relevance again in the country's biggest media market." He has "made big progress, but the task is now ...

  • Tim's Time

    Leiweke upfront about wish to leave MLSE as accord soured.

  • Skipping The Bill

    Bon Jovi-led group ready to drop out of Buffalo bid race?

  • Face The Nation

    NASCAR, ESPN team up for new campaign showcasing unity between drivers, fans.

  • Fitting Room

    Levi's Stadium installs new surface following sod issues.

  • Up In Smoke

    With two players arrested for marijuana, is the Steelers' squeaky-clean image fading away?

  • Blue's Clues

    Jimmie Johnson is changing the paint scheme on the Lowe's No. 48 to change his luck.

  • A Healthy Situation?

    The Cubs reportedly limit the hours of some game-day personnel in response to Obamacare.

  • Fly By Night

    MWR commuting between Charlotte, Bristol to save cash.

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