Toronto FC Should Break the Bank to Try and Land Del Piero

Toronto FC has failed to make the playoffs in its first five seasons in MLS.  While the south end of BMO Field continues to be a loud, boisterous sea of red, the fanbase that is scattered around the rest of the stadium is becoming a bit more fickle.With 47,658 fans packing the Rogers Centre for a Champions League quarterfinal match, you may think that support for TFC is as strong as ever, but looks can be deceiving. A telling tale is that I have been on a waiting list for season seats since the inaugural season, and for the first time ever I had season seats offered to me.You also have to take into account the opponent they faced at Rogers Centre, the Los Angeles Galaxy, whose star power (Beckham, Keane and Donovan) is likely responsible for filling half of the seats that night.  What are the chances they sell 47,658 seats for the semifinal first leg against Santos Laguna? Torsten Frings brings an element of credibility to the team, and his skill and workman-like approach has quickly made him a fan favourite in Toronto.  However, the team still needs a true soccer star for the fans to get behind.While ...
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