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Reds looking to the future
December 8, 2008, 3:30 PM
Filed under: BMO Field, Designated Player, TFC Academy, Toronto FC
Toronto FC continues to build both on and off the pitch, and Tom Anselmi (Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MLSE) addressed Reds supporters at The Kit Party to update them on a number of issues, including the building of a new training facility.”We set out from the get go to be the best team in the league and we want this to be the absolute model franchise in Major League Soccer,” said Anselmi. “To do that we need to do a handful of things.”

“We have got to build a proper training facility to help the guys be the best that they can be. We’re working on that right now and there is a temporary solution that we are working on for this year. In the next couple of years we’re hoping to unveil something that is a model, world class facility for our players to train at and our Academy to work at. We’re working hard to build the Academy and we are going to add a U14 team this year,” he explained. “We want to be the best team in the league and to do that we need to have a grass pitch and a world class training facility. We’re working on it, please be patient.”

Director of Soccer Mo Johnston continues to work on building the squad for 2009, and Anselmi admits it is possible that the team may sign a designated player. “There is a chance,” he said. “Mo started with the plan to build from the ground up and we’ve got a nice core of players now. The plan next year is to make the playoffs and take the next step. We need to build more depth and add more players. If Mo finds the right guy at the right time and the right price, we will absolutely look at it and maybe end up with a designated player in Toronto.”

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is TFC going to introduce a U12 squad for 2009?

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