Toronto FC in Panama for first competitive test of 2019 in Champions League play

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“It’s not really canada goose uk outlet worth a stop, though,” the travel guide concludes, however.

Toronto FC, having journeyed 3,850 kilometres south from the ice and cold of home, will find out for itself Tuesday when it takes on Club Atletico Independiente de la Chorrera in the first leg of their round of 16 Canada Goose Outlet CONCACAF Champions League series.

“I’ve been to Panama once and it’s just hostile,” said new striker Terrence Boyd. “I’m not really looking forward to playing over there but then again at the same time I’m so much looking forward to the first competitive match for Toronto.”

canada goose outlet new york It will be a brief visit. The MLS team is staying in Panama City, the capital, and busing to La Chorrera some 30 to 40 minutes canada goose factory sale inland. canada goose outlet new york

“Playing in Central America always has its challenges,” said Toronto coach Greg Vanney. “Sometimes the opposition is just one challenge and the conditions and different things become another challenge.”

“We’ve got to deal with the conditions but still play the way we want to play that’s going to make us successful,” he added.

While the artificial turf at the compact Estadio Agustin Muquita Sanchez (capacity 3,000) is one such issue, the warm weather might be welcome after Toronto’s deep freeze.

canada goose warranty uk The La Chorrera forecast calls for a Tuesday high of 32 Celsius feeling more like 37 C with temperatures dropping to 26 for the evening game. Compare cheap Canada Goose that to Toronto where Tuesday’s temperatures range from minus 12 to minus 3. canada goose warranty uk

The weather will be more of factor for the return leg Feb. 26 at BMO Field.

“But we like those conditions a lot more than they will like these conditions,” Vanney said.

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Vanney’s scouting report on CAI is a team “pretty organized defensively,” quick on the counter attack and decent canada goose store on set pieces.

As in similar trips in the past, Toronto sent in head chef Elaine Flamenco and Jim Liston, director of sport science, a day early.

“For us canada goose clearance sale it’s a smart thing to do,” said Vanney. “It was good for us last year.”

A canada goose coats win and Toronto will meet either Mexico’s Club Deportivo Toluca or Sporting Kansas City in the March quarterfinals. Herediano (Costa Rica) and Mexico’s Monterrey versus Alianza FC (El Salvador).

The knockout tournament features 16 top club teams from CONCACAF, which represents North and Central America and the Caribbean. The winner uk canada goose outlet advances to the FIFA Club World Cup.

Last year, Toronto beat the Colorado Rapids and Mexico’s Tigres UANL and Club America to reach the final in April when it lost via penalty shootout to Chivas Guadalajara.

TFC qualified for the 2019 competition by winning the 2018 Canadian Championship.

Those were two of the highlights of a disappointing season that saw the team fall from MLS champion to 19th place in the league.

Toronto, which has seen Sebastian Giovinco, Victor Vazquez and Gregory van der Wiel leave the fold in recent weeks, has turned the page according to its captain.

canada goose outlet legit “Nobody’s sitting around worried about last year anymore,” Michael Bradley said. canada goose outlet legit

canada goose offers uk Toronto has been running up the air miles recently, electing to fly home canada goose outlet from its California training camp last Wednesday and then charter to Panama on Sunday in buy canada goose jacket cheap order to give players some time at home. Newcomers like Boyd used the off day Thursday to look for a place to live. canada goose offers uk

“It is what it is. We don’t spend two seconds worrying about it,” Bradley said of the logistics.

cheap canada goose alternative Striker Jozy Altidore, recovering from ankle surgery, is getting close to a return to action but it not expected to figure Tuesday. Boyd will likely lead the attack cheap canada goose alternative.

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