Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Carver Looking Ahead To 2009
Toronto Sun, September 29th, 2008 3:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

It seems like only last week that Toronto FC coach John Carver was saying that if his team failed to make the playoffs, he would entirely understand if he was given the sack. After failing to beat the Houston Dynamo at home on Saturday -- a result that effectively, if not mathematically, ended TFC's season -- he was more calmly looking ahead to next year.

"I told the lads that we have showed we can play with the best teams in the MLS," Carver said. "Now if our playoff chances disappear, we need to concentrate these next four games finishing up in the standings." Well, it's something to aim for, even if it will only drop you down the draft pick list.

Toronto played well in the second half, writes Dean McNulty, leveling the game after going in 1-0 down on Hunter Freeman's comical own goal. Carver reportedly more than raised his voice at the interval, "but I won't point fingers at who was to blame for the own goal because it was a series of errors," the coach said. "What disappoints me even more so was when I see how we played in the second half, that is the real Toronto FC you saw in the second half. That's the side I've been preparing and putting on the field."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Yeagley: 'They all want to beat Indiana'    
A Big Ten title extended Indiana's streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 27, but it ...
Belmont Abbey freshman McGuire remembered on campus    
Belmont Abbey freshman Michael McGuire collapsed following a pre-season fitness test Aug. 16 and died five ...
Report: Benatia Joins Bayern Munich from Roma     
AS Roma on Tuesday sold central defender Mehdi Benatia to Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. ...
Report: Ebola Causing Havoc with African Nations Cup Qualifiers    
Ivory Coast will not be allowed to host their African Nations Cup qualifier next week against ...
Algeria Postpones Matches Following Player's Death     
Algerian authorities have closed the stadium in Tizi Ouzou where a player was struck by an ...
Reports: United Agrees $100 Million Fee for Di Maria     
Manchester United on Tuesday agreed to pay Real Madrid 60 million-pounds ($100 million) for the transfer ...
Report: Gunners' Giroud Could be Out Three Months    
Arsenal is anxiously awaiting the results of a second scan on striker Olivier Giroud's ankle amid ...
Maccabi Tel Aviv Coach Quits; Club Blames Gaza War    
Maccabi Tel Aviv coach Oscar Garcia on Monday quit his post, with the club saying Tuesday ...
Lampard Retires from England    
Frank Lampard on Tuesday announced his retirement from England international duty. The 36-year-old, who left Chelsea ...
Real, Atleti Blame Tiredness for Monday Displays    
European champ Real Madrid and Spanish champ Atletico Madrid got their La Liga campaigns off to ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives