Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Toronto FC https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/toronto-fc Thu, 24 Oct 2019 10:38:05 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Arsenal striker Lacazette opens door to MLS move]]> <p>Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is open to a move to MLS.</p><p>Lacazette has bagged seven goals so far this campaign and appears happy in north London.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-striker-lacazette-opens-door-to-mls-move-4263217?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is open to a move to MLS.

Lacazette has bagged seven goals so far this campaign and appears happy in north London.

There is no suggestion he wants to leave nor is there that the club are considering offloading the clinical finisher.

But after Arsenal's 4-1 win over Fulham on Tuesday, Lacazette hinted at a future destination once his Gunners contract is up.

Compatriot Chris Mavinga, who has played with Lacazette through the France youth set-up, was watching from the stands.

Midway through the game, the Toronto defender tweeted a picture of his view, saying: Scouting day at emirates stadium .. next challenge trying to bring @LacazetteAlex in @torontofc @mls."

Lacazette then replied to his friend, posting two shrug emojis and a smirking emoji, saying: Ahaha maybe in the future."

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<![CDATA[Agent of Toronto FC striker Giovinco: Italy recall no surprise]]> <p>The agent of Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco isn't surprised by his Italy call.</p><p>The former Juventus attacker is back with the Azzurri thanks to new coach Roberto Mancini.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/agent-of-toronto-fc-striker-giovinco-italy-recall-no-surprise-4251465?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> The agent of Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco isn't surprised by his Italy call.

The former Juventus attacker is back with the Azzurri thanks to new coach Roberto Mancini.

It's the Nazionale that has been missing out, not him," agent Andrea D'Amico insisted on RMC Sport.

His performances aren't just great now, but even before he decided to leave Italy. Once he got to Toronto and took them to win the league title, then enter the American version of the Champions League, people were stunned he wasn't getting called up by Italy."

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<![CDATA[Toronto FC striker Giovinco excited to face Juventus]]> <p>Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco is looking forward to facing former club Juventus.</p><p>Giovinco will be part of the MLS All-Stars team which faces Juve on Thursday.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/toronto-fc-striker-giovinco-excited-to-face-juventus-4242050?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco is looking forward to facing former club Juventus.

Giovinco will be part of the MLS All-Stars team which faces Juve on Thursday.

I'm very excited to meet again my old friends," the No 10 told MLS' official website ahead of the friendly.

It will be a nice moment to see everybody. We'll try to have as much fun as possible.

[In the beginning, it] was always to have fun. Then [it] became like work. For me, was a very beautiful experience. It was good.

It was difficult because I left all my friends. But then I met other friends and with them I grew up. Not difficult, [it] was fun.

We won a lot with the academy. The best part was my debut with the first team. That was the best moment.

The game is only for fun. It's important, but not like a Final. It's a friendly match, so I don't know."

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<![CDATA[Father cools Juventus exit talk for Marchisio]]> <p>The father of Claudio Marchisio has ruled out an immediate MLS move for the Juventus midfielder.</p><p>Stefano Marchisio told juvenews.eu that there's no plans for a departure this summer.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/father-cools-juventus-exit-talk-for-marchisio-4225483?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> The father of Claudio Marchisio has ruled out an immediate MLS move for the Juventus midfielder.

Stefano Marchisio told juvenews.eu that there's no plans for a departure this summer.

He said: Claudio still has another two years on his contract, as he wants to respect, because he cares for the club. Many untrue things have been said. People already thought we were in Germany, England or the United States.

If the club says that Claudio is no longer part of the project, then we'll start worrying about it."

Some papers even suggested Marchisio's social media exchanges with Andrea Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco pointed to Major League Soccer.

He's been exchanging tweets with them for two years. When he read those stories on the transfer market, he burst out laughing."

However, his father and agent did make it clear that the situation could change this summer if there are no improvements.

As with every workplace, when you are not happy, over the long run the drip, drip fills the glass and it overflows, so you start looking around.

The glass hasn't overflowed yet. Claudio loves all his fans and is very happy at Juventus. I have faith, because I think he'll have his chances."

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<![CDATA[Man Utd claim late victory over Toronto FC in Dallas Cup]]> <p>Manchester United's academy team defeated Toronto FC in the Dallas Cup on Monday.</p><p> Mason Greenwood came off the bench to score in the 85th minute and snatch victory for the Red Devils.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-claim-late-victory-over-toronto-fc-in-dallas-cup-4225285?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United's academy team defeated Toronto FC in the Dallas Cup on Monday.

Mason Greenwood came off the bench to score in the 85th minute and snatch victory for the Red Devils.

United are now equal with Tigres in their group, with both clubs on four points. They played out a 2-2 draw in the opening round on Sunday.

Only the top team from each group will advance to the semi-finals.

The second-placed team with the best goal difference will also advance, which means United's final group game against Higashi Fukuoka is pivotal to their success in the tournament.

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<![CDATA[Agent dismisses Inter Milan link for Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco]]> <p>The agent of Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco has cooled talk of a return to Serie A.</p><p>Giovinco is being linked with Inter Milan ahead of the winter market.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/agent-dismisses-inter-milan-link-for-toronto-fc-striker-sebastian-giovinco-4213525?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> The agent of Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco has cooled talk of a return to Serie A.

Giovinco is being linked with Inter Milan ahead of the winter market.

However, Andrea D'Amico told Tutto Convocati: I'd see him badly at Inter, but only because he's very well where he is now.

He's made a sporting choice and a life choice, and he's happy."

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<![CDATA[Agent blasts Ventura for ignoring Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco]]> <p>The agent of Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco has slammed Italy coach Giampiero Ventura for ignoring him.</p><p>Andrea D'Amico says Zenit St Petersburg defender Mimmo Criscito should also be in the squad.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/agent-blasts-ventura-for-ignoring-toronto-striker-sebastian-giovinco-4202520?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> The agent of Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco has slammed Italy coach Giampiero Ventura for ignoring him.

Andrea D'Amico says Zenit St Petersburg defender Mimmo Criscito should also be in the squad.

We all hope Italy can reach the tournament in Russia, as every time there has been controversy or problems, it brought the best out of us," he told Tuttomercatoweb.

I find it incredible that players like Criscito and Giovinco are left out of the Italy squad. It's not as if they are a surprise package I hope to see them both in the Nazionale."

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<![CDATA[Sunderland star Defoe: What Hodgson told me before England snub…]]> <p>Jermain Defoe has recalled his swift conversation with former England manager Roy Hodgson.</p><p>The Sunderland striker, then with MLS club Toronto FC, was left out of Hodgson's squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sunderland-star-defoe-what-hodgson-told-me-before-england-snub-4173869?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Jermain Defoe has recalled his swift conversation with former England manager Roy Hodgson.

The Sunderland striker, then with MLS club Toronto FC, was left out of Hodgson's squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"We only had one conversation with him on the phone," Defoe said.

"Up until then I had played a full season with Tottenham. It was a quick conversation, 'You are not included'.

"I was scoring goals, so maybe I felt like I had done enough to still go to the tournament, but obviously it was not meant to be.

"It was a hard phone call to accept because I felt in my heart I did enough to get on the plane."

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Defoe admits his decision to leave North America for a Premier League return was motivated by his desire to again play for his country.

He added: "I sat back (in Toronto) and thought if I have still got that ambition to play for England I need to be playing in the Premier League again.

"That was probably behind my decision to come back."

Since joining the Black Cats from Toronto, 34-year-old Defoe has scored 36 goals in 84 appearances in all competitions, including tallying 14 times in 28 Premier League matches this term.

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<![CDATA[Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco: Why I rejected Barcelona]]> <p>Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco has revealed an offer from Barcelona.</p><p>Prior to his move to Toronto, the Italian acknowledged an offer from Barcelona in the past and explains why he did not go to the Catalan club.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/toronto-fc-star-sebastian-giovinco-why-i-rejected-barcelona-4166108?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco has revealed an offer from Barcelona.

Prior to his move to Toronto, the Italian acknowledged an offer from Barcelona in the past and explains why he did not go to the Catalan club.

"It's true that in the past there was interest from Barcelona but I would have been a ballboy there.

"With the three stars they have in attack, I would not have played at all. I wasn't interested because I want to play. Neymar, Messi and Surez could have played with one leg and still have an impact, so there was no sense in going there."

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<![CDATA[Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco fields 'important' Chinese offer]]> <p>Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco is fielding an offer from China.</p><p>The former Juventus attacker has been in Canada since February 2015.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/toronto-striker-sebastian-giovinco-fields-important-chinese-offer-4165603?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BToronto%2BFC'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco is fielding an offer from China.

The former Juventus attacker has been in Canada since February 2015.

The Chinese club seems to be very interested, but I don't think it'll be easy to take him away from Toronto," agent Andrea D'Amico told Sky Sport Italia.

We received an important offer from China and we'll talk to Toronto to decide, along with Sebastian, what to do."

Giovinco turns 30 on Thursday.

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