Toronto FC is Toronto’s professional soccer club that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), which is the top professional league in the United States and Canada. Toronto FC is the first Canadian Club to play in MLS and the 14th team in the league. Toronto FC is Toronto’s newest professional team, and hopes to gain the same following that Toronto fans give to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Facts About Toronto FC
Toronto FC was chosen because of the acronym “FC”, which is associated with soccer and great soccer clubs from around the world. The team colors are red and white and the team logo integrates the traditional shield with contemporary imagery.
History of Toronto FC
Toronto FC was created in 2005 when Major League Soccer (MLS) granted Toronto a franchise for a new team. Toronto FC became Toronto’s newest professional sports team on May 11, 2006. Toronto FC also became Major League Soccer’s 13th team and began playing in April 2007.
Toronto FC Fans
Although Toronto FC is the latest professional team for the city of Toronto, the team has received great fan support and has given Toronto a soccer team to call their own. Because Toronto is such a diverse city with a love affair with soccer, there are already 16,000 season seat holders. Fans have already developed a special relationship with Toronto FC players, who provide intense, competitive soccer for the city of Toronto.
Toronto FC plays all their home games at BMO Field along with Canada’s National Soccer Team. BMO Field is Canada’s first soccer-specific stadium located at Exhibition Place. The facility contains a winter bubble which supports year-round usage. Located in downtown Toronto, BMO Field is easily accessible by both optionsof public transit: the Go Network and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
Images of Toronto FC
Toronto FC in Action at BMO field
Toronto FC fans
Toronto FC at BMO field at night