Toronto FC owners and officials guarantee changes

Toronto FC owners, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, and club officials have promised that there will be changes before the 2011 MLS season.

TFC have experienced a tough 2010 and were forced to sack director of soccer Mo Johnston and coach Preki last month in the first of many alterations as they strive to improve.

MLSE chief Ton Anselmi said the fans have been very vocal and after holding a meeting with 50 season ticket holders earlier this week, confirmed that the club will listen to supporters as things move forward.

“They’ve been vocal as we expected, but they’ve appreciated the opportunity to have a conversation,” Anselmi said. "I think every session now there’s been an applause at some point where they said, ‘Thank you for hearing us out,’ so that’s been really rewarding.

“That’s one of the great things about this franchise — it’s been different right from the get-go, and the fans have a real vested interest in it and have really been a part of shaping what it’s been about, and that doesn’t end after a couple of years," Anselmi added. "That needs to be this ongoing dialogue, and that’s we’re trying to accomplish with these sessions.”

And caretaker director of soccer Earl Cochrane insisted that the playing group would definitely be reviewed at the end of the season.

“There are guys here now who won’t be here next year,” Cochrane admitted.

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