Get up to speed on Toronto fC

What you need to know to build your fan cred.

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The big names

Se­bas­tian Giovinco and Jozy Alti­dore are among the best scor­ers in MLS, but you should know a few more names. Team captain Michael Bradley, goal­keeper Clint Ir­win and “King of As­sists” Vic­tor Vasquez are some play­ers to keep an eye out for.

The sup­port

At BMO Field, the loud­est and most an­i­mated crowd oc­cu­pies sec­tions 112 through 118. They’re mainly part of the Red Patch Boys, Toronto FC’s largest fan club. They never sit down dur­ing games as they chant var­i­ous tunes prais­ing the team. March­ing In and Di­chio 24 are among the most pop­u­lar chants.

The His­tory

At 10 years old, Toronto FC is rel­a­tively young. The team has won the Cana­dian Cham­pi­onship six times but didn’t cre­ate a strong im­pres­sion in MLS un­til last year. They had their most suc­cess­ful post­sea­son to date but fell to the Seattle Sounders FC in the Fi­nals.

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