News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Aug.
22, 2019: Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney is facing a
selection headache after barely having enough players to draw up a starting 11
earlier in the season.
Coaches will always tell you that this is one
problem they love to have and, with the team welcoming four players back from
Gold Cup duty, several back from injury and three new signings, the same might
be true for Vanney.
The coach has several options at his disposal
and must make some tough decisions in the weeks ahead. But he can’t afford to
make any that are less than great as his team is yet to secure a playoff spot
with nine weeks left in the season.
“We have a lot of options,” he was quoted as
saying by the Toronto Sun. “Guys are playing well, guys are
settling in, guys are getting comfortable. And there’s good competition within
the group. There’s some challenges with it, but they’re all positive
Unibet has Toronto at 14/1 to make it out of
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Bet365 is offering odds or 33/1 on Toronto
lifting the MLS Cup at the end of the current campaign but Los Angeles FC is
the favorite at 13/8 with the same bookmakers. MoPlay has Atlanta United at 9/1
while New York City FC is at also 9/1 with SportPesa. DC United and
Philadelphia Union are both at 12/1 with Bet365.
Team captain Michael Bradley is sure to be
part of whichever group Vanney decides to select going forward and the
midfielder has rebuffed the notion that the team is growing nervous over the
possibility of missing out on the playoffs.
“Excited, motivated. Not anxious in any way,”
he said upon hearing the suggestion. “Still nine games left. More than a
quarter of the season. We understand you get to this time of year and the
magnifying glass gets put on that much closer.”
Bradley admits that the loss of players
earlier in the season has made things very “strange” but he’s fully confident
in the side’s ability to go on a positive run and secure a spot in the