FC Toronto's new coach, the Dutchman Aron Winter, watched a season's worth of Toronto games back in Amsterdam before taking the MLS coaching job. What'd he think?
"The way they were playing, it’s really that old-style English soccer that’s really on high speed -- kick and rush soccer,” said Winter. “That I don’t like."
The team leaves Thursday for a training camp and a series of exhibition games in Turkey with as many as eight trialists and the eight newcomers from the draft. Of the returnees, Winter singled out midfielder Julian de Guzman, keeper Stefan Frei and captain Dwayne De Rosario as his “key players.”
"The most important thing for me is that this club wants to change how they play soccer from the other MLS teams. That’s the real challenge,” Winter told Cathal Kelly.