“Everyone has their own marketplace. On ours, we’ve sold 17,000 tickets in three weeks. We’re going to have a packed stadium every game this year. Our ratings are going to be great.
Our merch sells are going to be great. In our world, with our fans, with the commitment they’ve made the last seven years, we owed them this. This is about our business and our relationship with
our marketplace. We knew people were going to shoot at us. The shooting has begun.”
-- Toronto FC's Tim Leiweke
, reacting to comments from
former AEG colleague, Philadelphia president Nick Sakiewicz
, that TFC broke the bank to sign Jermain Defoe
and Michael Bradley.