Julian de Guzman named TFC captain against San Jose.
Toronto's de Guzman to don captain's armband vs. SJ
Canada Finishes With Authority
A 4-0 win over St. Kitts and Nevis wraps up Round 2 of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying.
It is easy to forget about Julian de Guzman. Toronto FC’s first designated player earns a chunk of the team’s $2.675-million salary cap, but has seldom been seen at BMO Field this season as he continues to recover from off-season knee surgery. The midfielder has made only 10 league appearances in 2011, and has recently become the subject of trade rumours. But head coach Aron Winter insists de Guzman is part of his master plan. The Scarborough, Ont., native spoke to Toronto media Tuesday about his commitment to the team.
Have you felt 100% fit at any time this season?
Are you feeling the love at BMO Field these days? You are a designated player, but the team has brought in other players recently.
Are you still waiting to see, when you are healthy, what your role will be?
Talk about the progress of the coaches’ pass-and-move offensive system.
“When I look at the young guys, like Oscar [Cordon] or Keith [Makubuya] or Doneil [Henry] or Ashtone [Morgan], getting their chances to be a part of such a great system, and see these young guys learning every day — imagine in a couple years once they have this system down
“It is a style that has brought a lot success to a lot of soccer teams in the world, so to have this here in [the young players’] backyard, I think it is a great bonus for them … I enjoy playing it, I enjoy learning more about it as well, and most importantly, I enjoy seeing guys make progress, young Canadians who have something to look up to, which I never had growing up.”
CL - LA Galaxy 1 - Toronto 2
MLS - Seattle 3 - Toronto 1
LA Galaxy 1 - Toronto 2
Toronto FC 0 - San Jose 3
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