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.
+ an additional 101K on Fox Deportes. https://t.co/jzpos4BrYr— Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) December 1, 2016
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.