7 times Canadian Champions, Toronto FC had an interesting season behind them. If we go back to the 2017 season, Toronto FC finished 1st in the League, won the MLS playoffs and Canadian Championship. Last season, Toronto finished 19th in the league which meant they did not get to play in the playoffs. On the other side, they managed to win their 3rd consecutive Canadian Championship and finished as runners-up in the CONCACAF Champions League. They really seem to be all over the place.
Head Coach: Greg Vanney
Former professional soccer player, who played mostly in the US as a defender, Greg Vanney started his coaching career as an assistant in Chivas USA, where he stayed for a year until Toronto FC approached him in 2014 and offered him the head coach position. His biggest achievement as a coach was the domestic treble, he won with Toronto in 2017; winning the MLS Cup, Supporters Cup and the Canadian Championship.
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|Date||Name||Moving from||Moving to||Mode of Transfer|
|December 17, 2018||Auro||São Paulo||Toronto FC||Transfer|
|January 22, 2019||Noble Okello||Toronto FC II||Toronto FC||Homegrown player|
|December 14, 2018||Nick DeLeon||D.C. United||Toronto FC||Re-Entry Draft|
|December 27, 2018||Laurent Ciman||Dijon||Toronto FC||Free|
|February 5, 2019||Terrence Boyd||SV Darmstadt 98||Toronto FC||Transfer|
|January 11, 2019||Griffin Dorsey||Indiana Hoosiers||Toronto FC||SuperDraft|
|December 14, 2018||Clint Irwin||Toronto FC||Colorado Rapids||Trade|
|January 23, 2019||Nick Hagglund||Toronto FC||FC Cincinnati||Trade|
|January 26, 2019||Tosaint Ricketts||Toronto FC||Sūduva||Free|
|January 22, 2019||Víctor Vázquez||Toronto FC||Al-Arabi||Transfer|
|January 30, 2019||Sebastian Giovinco||Toronto FC||Al-Hilal||Transfer|
Expectations for the 2019 season
It’s hard to predict where Toronto will end up. I mean look at their last 2 seasons. They were good but then bad, but still good. I know it sounds weird, but the results were even “weirder”. If I had to predict where Toronto will end up in 2019, I’ll make a “bold” prediction and say Toronto will again miss the playoffs. The last season, which saw them finishing 19th in the MLS should reduce the Toronto morale enough for them to not step into the next season confidently. While Toronto has a team that can compete in the playoffs, they at the same time have a team that can finish below 7th spot.