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Major Link Soccer: It’s all Toronto

A selection of news, all about Toronto FC

MLS: Eastern Conference Championship-Montreal Impact at Toronto FC Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The ratings for Toronto’s win over Montreal are huge. About 1.4 million people in Canada watched the game. The numbers in the USA weren’t as strong.

Fact is Canadians are falling in love with their MLS teams, and according to Waking the Red TFC is leading the way.

Like Seattle, Toronto looked to a Real Salt Lake executive to lead their rebuild. Bill Manning had to convince players to come to a team with a history of losing and a coaching carousel that looked like it would never stop.

"I'll tell you TFC had a bad reputation with players for many, many years," Manning said. "Guys didn't want to come here. ... I remember when we were recruiting Drew Moor, he had a lot of questions about what this club used to represent and we sold him on a vision of what we wanted to be and where we wanted to go.

Nick Hagglund went from failing draft pick at TFC II to hero in just a year.

Like the Sounders, the focus over in Ontario is already on the next game. The Eastern Conference trophy isn’t their goal.

TFC fans are rightly excited about the game, while being frustrated that they might not able to sit in their own seats due to league commitments.

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