2015 Toronto FC season

The 2015 Toronto FC season was the ninth season in club history. On October 14, the team qualified for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.[1] The club began the season with a seven match road trip due to ongoing renovations at BMO Field. Their first home game was played May 10 against the Houston Dynamo, more than two months into the season.

Toronto FC
2015 season
General ManagerTim Bezbatchenko
Head CoachGreg Vanney
StadiumBMO Field
MLSConference: 6th
Overall: 12th
MLS Cup PlayoffsKnockout Round
Canadian ChampionshipSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Sebastian Giovinco (22)

All:
Sebastian Giovinco (23)
Highest home attendance30,266
(August 29 vs. Montreal Impact)
Lowest home attendance16,382
(June 27 vs. D.C. United)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 23,451
All: 23,319

Background

During the 2014 season, Toronto FC finished seventh out of ten teams in the Eastern Conference.

On 12 July 2015, Giovinco achieved Toronto FC's first ever hat-trick in MLS play against New York City FC in a 4–4 draw at Yankee Stadium, and set up the fourth goal during the match, also missing a penalty. It was also the third fastest hat trick scored in the league's history at 9 minutes.[2] Following the match, he received the player of the week award for the third time in the 2015 MLS season.[3]

Roster

Current roster

As at the end of season.[4]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age at year end) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Chris Konopka GK (1985-04-14)April 14, 1985 (aged 30) Philadelphia Union
12 Joe Bendik GK (1989-04-25)April 25, 1989 (aged 26) Portland Timbers
25 Alex Bono GK (1994-04-25)April 25, 1994 (aged 21) Syracuse Orange
40 Quillan Roberts GK (1994-09-13)September 13, 1994 (aged 21) TFC Academy
Defenders
2 Justin Morrow FB (1987-10-04)October 4, 1987 (aged 28) San Jose Earthquakes
5 Ashtone Morgan FB (1991-02-09)February 9, 1991 (aged 24) TFC Academy
6 Nick Hagglund CB (1992-09-14)September 14, 1992 (aged 23) Xavier Musketeers
15 Eriq Zavaleta CB (1992-08-02)August 2, 1992 (aged 23) Seattle Sounders
23 Josh Williams CB (1988-04-18)April 18, 1988 (aged 27) New York City FC
24 Damien Perquis CB (1984-04-10)April 10, 1984 (aged 31) Real Betis
28 Mark Bloom FB (1987-11-25)November 25, 1987 (aged 28) Atlanta Silverbacks
38 Clément Simonin CB (1991-07-01)July 1, 1991 (aged 24) NC State Wolfpack
41 Ahmed Kantari CB (1985-06-28)June 28, 1985 (aged 30) Lens
Midfielders
4 Michael Bradley CM (1987-07-31)July 31, 1987 (aged 28) Roma
8 Benoît Cheyrou CM (1981-05-03)May 3, 1981 (aged 34) Marseille
11 Jackson RW (1988-06-03)June 3, 1988 (aged 27) FC Dallas
14 Jay Chapman AM (1994-01-01)January 1, 1994 (aged 21) K-W United FC
18 Marky Delgado CM (1995-05-16)May 16, 1995 (aged 20) Chivas USA
19 Daniel Lovitz LW (1991-08-27)August 27, 1991 (aged 24) Elon Phoenix
20 Chris Mannella DM (1994-06-07)June 7, 1994 (aged 21) TFC Academy
21 Jonathan Osorio AM (1992-06-12)June 12, 1992 (aged 23) SC Toronto
26 Collen Warner DM (1988-06-24)June 24, 1988 (aged 27) Montreal Impact
34 Manny Aparicio CM (1995-09-17)September 17, 1995 (aged 20) TFC Academy
Forwards
10 Sebastian Giovinco ST (1987-01-26)January 26, 1987 (aged 28) Juventus
16 Herculez Gomez CF (1982-04-06)April 6, 1982 (aged 33) Tijuana
17 Jozy Altidore CF (1989-11-06)November 6, 1989 (aged 26) Sunderland
22 Jordan Hamilton ST (1996-03-17)March 17, 1996 (aged 19) TFC Academy
27 Luke Moore ST (1986-02-13)February 13, 1986 (aged 29) Chivas USA
55 Robbie Findley CF (1985-08-04)August 4, 1985 (aged 30) Real Salt Lake

Transfers

In

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
18 MF Marky Delgado Chivas USA Selected in the 2014 MLS Dispersal Draft November 19, 2014 [5]
55 FW Robbie Findley Real Salt Lake Selected in the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft December 12, 2014 [6]
25 GK Alex Bono Syracuse Orange Selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft January 15, 2015 [7]
17 FW Jozy Altidore Sunderland Swap for Jermain Defoe January 15, 2015 [8]
14 MF Jay Chapman TFC Academy Promoted to the first team January 15, 2015 [9]
15 DF Eriq Zavaleta Seattle Sounders Acquired for 2016 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick January 26, 2015 [10]
24 DF Damien Perquis Real Betis Free January 26, 2015 [11]
8 MF Benoît Cheyrou Marseille Free January 29, 2015 [12]
10 FW Sebastian Giovinco Juventus Free February 2, 2015 [13][14]
38 DF Clément Simonin NC State Wolfpack Selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft March 27, 2015 [15]
41 DF Ahmed Kantari Lens Free Transfer July 24, 2015 [16]
23 DF Josh Williams New York City FC Claimed off waivers July 31, 2015 [17]
16 FW Hérculez Gómez Tijuana Acquired the right of first refusal from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for allocation money August 7, 2015 [18]

Draft Picks

Draft picks are not automatically signed to the team roster. Only those who are signed to a contract will be listed as transfers in. Only trades involving draft picks and executed after the start of 2015 MLS SuperDraft will be listed in the notes.

No. Pos. Player Previous Club Notes Date Source
25 GK Alex Bono Syracuse Orange MLS SuperDraft 1st Round Pick (#6) January 15, 2015 [19]
38 DF Clément Simonin NC State Wolfpack MLS SuperDraft 1st Round Pick (#9) January 15, 2015 [19]
DF Skylar Thomas Syracuse Orange MLS SuperDraft 1st Round Pick (#11) January 15, 2015 [19]
DF Wesley Charpie South Florida Bulls MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick (#29) January 15, 2015 [19]
FW Edwin Rivas Cal State Northridge Matadors MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick (#37) January 15, 2015 [19]
FW Mike Ramos Whitworth Pirates MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round Pick (#50) January 20, 2015 [20]
FW Sal Bernal UNLV Rebels MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick (#70) January 20, 2015 [20]
FW Tyler Engel North Carolina Tar Heels MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick (#81) January 20, 2015 [20]

Out

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
25 MF Jeremy Hall New England Revolution Traded for a 2015 MLS SuperDraft 4th round pick December 12, 2015 [21][22]
18 FW Jermain Defoe Sunderland Swap for Jozy Altidore January 15, 2015 [8]
32 FW Andrew Wiedeman Ottawa Fury Free transfer January 26, 2015 [21]
4 MF Kyle Bekker FC Dallas Traded for Allocation Money January 26, 2015 [23]
7 FW Dominic Oduro Montreal Impact Traded for Allocation Money January 27, 2015 [24]
16 DF Bradley Orr Blackburn Rovers Loan Expired January 1, 2015 [21]
25 DF Doneil Henry West Ham United Loan Expired January 1, 2015 [21]
2 DF Ryan Richter Ottawa Fury Contract Expired January 28, 2015 [21]
14 MF Dwayne De Rosario Retired January 30, 2015 [21]
13 DF Steven Caldwell Retired July 14, 2015 [25]
9 FW Gilberto Chicago Fire Claimed off waivers July 27, 2015 [26]
7 FW Bright Dike Amkar Perm Waived August 4, 2015 [27]
3 DF Warren Creavalle Philadelphia Union Traded for 2016 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick August 7, 2015 [28]

Loan out

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
9 FW Gilberto Vasco da Gama Recalled July 27, 2015 February 20, 2015 [29]
7 FW Bright Dike San Antonio Scorpions Recalled July 1, 2015 April 27, 2015 [30]

Competitions

Preseason

Major League Soccer

League tables

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
4 D.C. United 34 15 13 6 43 45 2 51 Knockout round
5 New England Revolution 34 14 12 8 48 47 +1 50
6 Toronto FC 34 15 15 4 58 58 0 49
7 Orlando City SC 34 12 14 8 46 56 10 44
8 New York City FC 34 10 17 7 49 58 9 37
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
Overall
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[lower-alpha 1]
10 Sporting Kansas City 34 14 11 9 48 45 +3 51 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
11 New England Revolution 34 14 12 8 48 47 +1 50
12 Toronto FC 34 15 15 4 58 58 0 49
13 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 13 8 41 39 +2 47
14 Orlando City SC 34 12 14 8 46 56 10 44
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
Notes:

Results summary

OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
34 15 4 15 58 58  0 49 11 1 5 34 22  +12 4 3 10 24 36  −12

Last updated: October 25, 2015.
Source: MLS

Results by round

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAAAAAAAHAHHAHHHAAHAAHHAHHAHAHHHHHA
ResultWLLLLWWLDWWWLWDLDWDLWLLWWLLLWWWWLL
Updated to match(es) played on October 25, 2015. Source: Regular season matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches

MLS Cup Playoffs

Canadian Championship

Mid-season friendlies

Statistics

Squad and statistics

As of October 29, 2015

No. Pos Nat Player TotalMajor League SoccerMLS Cup PlayoffsCanadian Championship
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
1 GK Chris Konopka 24021+001+002+00
2 DF Justin Morrow 35231+121+002+00
4 MF Michael Bradley 28525+051+002+00
5 DF Ashtone Morgan 20017+200+001+00
6 DF Nick Hagglund 1408+400+001+10
8 MF Benoît Cheyrou 31228+011+001+11
10 FW Sebastian Giovinco 352332+1221+001+01
11 MF Jackson 27114+1211+000+00
12 GK Joe Bendik 13013+000+000+00
14 MF Jay Chapman 1101+900+000+10
15 DF Eriq Zavaleta 21111+710+102+00
16 FW Hérculez Gómez 812+510+100+00
17 FW Jozy Altidore 271421+4131+001+01
18 MF Marky Delgado 22319+130+101+00
19 MF Daniel Lovitz 1203+800+001+00
20 MF Chris Mannella 000+000+000+00
21 MF Jonathan Osorio 32126+311+002+00
22 FW Jordan Hamilton 200+200+000+00
23 DF Josh Williams 13012+001+000+00
24 DF Damien Perquis 26124+110+001+00
25 GK Alex Bono 000+000+000+00
26 MF Collen Warner 31220+920+002+00
27 FW Luke Moore 1716+910+001+10
28 DF Mark Bloom 000+000+000+00
34 MF Manny Aparicio 000+000+000+00
38 DF Clément Simonin 202+000+000+00
40 GK Quillan Roberts 000+000+000+00
41 DF Ahmed Kantari 13010+201+000+00
55 FW Robbie Findley 26218+721+000+00
Players who appeared for Toronto but left during the season:
3 DF Warren Creavalle 1618+610+001+10
7 FW Bright Dike 200+200+000+00
13 DF Steven Caldwell 202+000+000+00

Goals and assists

Correct as of October 29, 2015

Clean sheets

Includes all competitive matches. Correct as of October 29, 2015

R Pos Nat Name Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship Total
1 GK Chris Konopka 4 4
2 GK Joe Bendik 1 1
TOTALS 5 5

Disciplinary record

Correct as of October 29, 2015[31]

No. Pos. Name MLS MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship Total
1GK Chris Konopka20000020
2DF Justin Morrow31000031
3DF Warren Creavalle41000041
4MF Michael Bradley30000030
5DF Ashtone Morgan20000020
6DF Nick Hagglund40000040
8MF Benoît Cheyrou50000050
10FW Sebastian Giovinco40001050
11MF Jackson20000020
12GK Joe Bendik10000010
15DF Eriq Zavaleta10000010
17FW Jozy Altidore32000032
18MF Marky Delgado30100040
21MF Jonathan Osorio10000010
24DF Damien Perquis60000060
26MF Collen Warner70000070
27FW Luke Moore20000020
38DF Clément Simonin10000010
41DF Ahmed Kantari30000030
55FW Robbie Findley20000020
Total5341010554

Recognition

MLS Team of the Week

Week Starters Bench Opponent Link
1 Justin Morrow, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Greg Vanney Vancouver Whitecaps [32]
4 Sebastian Giovinco Real Salt Lake [33]
5 Benoît Cheyrou Chicago Fire [34]
7 Sebastian Giovinco FC Dallas [35]
8 Jozy Altidore Ashtone Morgan, Sebastian Giovinco Orlando City [36]
9 Sebastian Giovinco Philadelphia Union [37]
11 Chris Konopka New England Revolution [38]
12 Sebastian Giovinco Benoît Cheyrou Portland Timbers [39]
13 Justin Morrow, Sebastian Giovinco Eriq Zavaleta San Jose Earthquakes [40]
14 Sebastian Giovinco D.C. United [41]
17 Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco Montreal Impact, D.C. United [42]
19 Sebastian Giovinco New York City FC [43]
20 Sebastian Giovinco Marky Delgado Philadelphia Union [44]
21 Sebastian Giovinco Columbus Crew [45]
23 Sebastian Giovinco Orlando City SC, Sporting Kansas City [46]
25 Michael Bradley Orlando City SC [47]
26 Michael Bradley Chris Konopka, Jonathan Osorio Montreal Impact [48]
29 Sebastian Giovinco Benoît Cheyrou New York City FC, Colorado Rapids [49]
30 Sebastian Giovinco Chicago Fire [50]
31 Jonathan Osorio Sebastian Giovinco Philadelphia Union [51]
34 Jackson Montreal Impact [52]

MLS Player of the Week

Week Player Week's Statline
1 Jozy Altidore 2 Goals
13 Sebastian Giovinco 2 Assists
14 Sebastian Giovinco 2 Goals
19 Sebastian Giovinco 3 Goals, 1 Assist

MLS Goal of the Week

Week Player Opponent Ref
23 Sebastian Giovinco Orlando City SC [53]

MLS Player of the Month

Month Player Month's Statline
July Sebastian Giovinco 5 Goals, 3 Assists
August Sebastian Giovinco 4 Goals, 3 Assists

End of Season awards

Award Player
MLS Golden Boot Sebastian Giovinco [54]
Most Assists Sebastian Giovinco [55]
MLS Newcomer of the Year Award Sebastian Giovinco [56]
MLS Best XI Sebastian Giovinco [57]
Most Valuable Player Sebastian Giovinco [58]

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