The wait is almost over for Toronto FC fans as the franchise begins their season on Saturday with a match against the Seattle Sounders.

We’ve all seen the commercials showcasing the arrival of England international Jermaine Defoe. We all know that the organisation spent a lot of money to bring in Defoe, Michael Bradley and Julio Cesar.

The club also brought back fan favourite Dwayne de Rosario. Well on Saturday, fans will finally get to see if buying a team will actually pay off and get the club into the playoffs. This is Toronto FC’s major objective for this season. Anything less than a playoff appearance will be considered an absolute failure.

I believe the squad that head coach Ryan Nelson has now is one that can certainly get into the playoffs. The upcoming home opener against the Sounders will hopefully provide enough excitement to win some of the fans back.

It will certainly seem weird to see Defoe having to face his former teammate Clint Dempsey. The two played together for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League during the 2012/13 season.

I’m very excited to see how that’s going to play out on Saturday. I really hope that the strategy of throwing money into the club will pay off for Toronto FC. It has worked for the LA Galaxy and many other teams in other leagues, so I’m sure it can work for Toronto.

The team has been in desperate need of a boost for many years. The team has been stuck in rebuild mode for far too long. I believe that this will be the year that Toronto FC will finally excel and bring playoff excitement to BMO Field.  

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