Toronto FC began their season with an impressive 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.
Jermain Defoe proved his worth by scoring both goals in the first 23 minutes of the first half. The Seattle Sounders tried to respond with a goal from Clint Dempsey, but Toronto held on to claim the victory.
This is a huge win for the Canadian side - a team that has been in dire straits over the past few seasons. The team only won a total of six games last season. So for this team to win the first game of the season on the road is a hugely encouraging results.
The players this organisation has brought in had a huge impact in this game. Michael Bradley was a strong presence in midfield. He used his determination, pace and dribbling skills affectively to set up plays. He also did a fabulous job closing down most of the Sounders counter attacks as well.
Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar was able to make the necessary saves to get the three points. And, other players that stood out include defender Steven Caldwall and midfielder Jonathan Osorio.
Caldwall blocked a couple of shots and broke up the attacks throughout the game. In the end, Toronto FC got a much deserved three points, and head Coach Ryan Nelson will be very pleased with his team’s performance.
The team will look to build off this win when they face DC United at home on March 22. I can’t wait to see if Defoe will be able to continue scoring goals and lead Toronto FC into the playoffs.
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