2016 Toronto FC season

The 2016 Toronto FC season was the tenth season in club history. Toronto FC finished 3rd and qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive season. By defeating the Philadelphia Union 3–1 in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round, the club earned their first ever playoff victory, and by defeating New York City FC 7–0 on aggregate, they reached their first ever Eastern Conference Final against their Canadian rivals Montreal Impact. The club set a BMO Field attendance record of about 36,000 for the second leg of the Conference Final as the club was able to use temporary seats in the south end that were originally installed for the 104th Grey Cup. Montreal won the first leg of the Conference Championship, 3–2 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on November 22. Toronto later beat Montreal 5–2 in extra time in the return leg at BMO Field in Toronto on November 30, winning on an aggregated score of 7–5, making Toronto FC the first Canadian team to compete in an MLS Cup Final. On December 10, Toronto lost the final at BMO Field in front of another record-breaking 36,045 fans, to the Seattle Sounders 5–4 on penalties following a goalless draw after extra time.

Toronto FC
2016 season
General ManagerTim Bezbatchenko
Head CoachGreg Vanney
StadiumBMO Field
MLSConference: 3rd
Overall: 5th
MLS Cup PlayoffsRunners-up
Canadian ChampionshipChampions
Top goalscorerLeague:
Sebastian Giovinco (17)

All:
Sebastian Giovinco (22)
Highest home attendance36,045
(December 10 vs. Seattle Sounders)
Lowest home attendance20,011
(June 21 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 26,583
All: 26,787

Background

During the 2015 season, Toronto FC finished sixth out of ten teams in the Eastern Conference. They qualified for the playoffs for the first time, losing 3–0 in the knockout round to the Montreal Impact.

Roster

Current roster

As of December 1, 2016.[1]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age at end of year) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Clint Irwin GK (1989-04-01)April 1, 1989 (aged 27) Colorado Rapids
25 Alex Bono GK (1994-04-25)April 25, 1994 (aged 22) Syracuse Orange
40 Quillan Roberts GK (1994-09-13)September 13, 1994 (aged 22) TFC Academy
Defenders
2 Justin Morrow FB (1987-10-04)October 4, 1987 (aged 29) San Jose Earthquakes
3 Drew Moor CB (1984-01-15)January 15, 1984 (aged 32) Colorado Rapids
5 Ashtone Morgan FB (1991-02-09)February 9, 1991 (aged 25) TFC Academy
6 Nick Hagglund CB (1992-09-14)September 14, 1992 (aged 24) Xavier Musketeers
13 Clément Simonin CB (1991-07-01)July 1, 1991 (aged 25) NC State Wolfpack
15 Eriq Zavaleta CB (1992-08-02)August 2, 1992 (aged 24) Seattle Sounders
23 Josh Williams CB (1988-04-18)April 18, 1988 (aged 28) New York City FC
28 Mark Bloom FB (1987-11-25)November 25, 1987 (aged 29) Atlanta Silverbacks
33 Steven Beitashour FB (1987-02-01)February 1, 1987 (aged 29) Vancouver Whitecaps
Midfielders
4 Michael Bradley CM (1987-07-31)July 31, 1987 (aged 29) Roma
7 Will Johnson CM (1987-01-21)January 21, 1987 (aged 29) Portland Timbers
8 Benoît Cheyrou CM (1981-05-03)May 3, 1981 (aged 35) Marseille
9 Tsubasa Endoh RW (1993-08-20)August 20, 1993 (aged 23) Maryland Terrapins
14 Jay Chapman AM (1994-01-01)January 1, 1994 (aged 22) K-W United FC
18 Marky Delgado CM (1995-05-16)May 16, 1995 (aged 21) Chivas USA
19 Daniel Lovitz LW (1991-08-27)August 27, 1991 (aged 25) Elon Phoenix
20 Chris Mannella DM (1994-06-07)June 7, 1994 (aged 22) TFC Academy
21 Jonathan Osorio AM (1992-06-12)June 12, 1992 (aged 24) SC Toronto
31 Armando Cooper AM (1987-11-26)November 26, 1987 (aged 29) Árabe Unido
Forwards
10 Sebastian Giovinco ST (1987-01-26)January 26, 1987 (aged 29) Juventus
11 Molham Babouli ST (1993-01-02)January 2, 1993 (aged 23) Toronto FC II
17 Jozy Altidore CF (1989-11-06)November 6, 1989 (aged 27) Sunderland
22 Jordan Hamilton ST (1996-03-17)March 17, 1996 (aged 20) TFC Academy
87 Tosaint Ricketts FW (1987-08-06)August 6, 1987 (aged 29) Boluspor

Transfers

In

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
3 DF Drew Moor Colorado Rapids Free Transfer December 16, 2015 [2]
33 DF Steven Beitashour Vancouver Whitecaps Acquired for 2016 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick December 18, 2015 [3]
7 MF Will Johnson Portland Timbers Acquired for a conditional 2017 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick & targeted allocation money December 18, 2015 [4]
1 GK Clint Irwin Colorado Rapids Acquired for a 2016 MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round Pick, a conditional 2017 MLS SuperDraft 1st round pick & targeted allocation money January 18, 2016 [5]
9 MF Tsubasa Endoh Maryland Terrapins Selected 9th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft February 27, 2016 [6]
11 FW Molham Babouli Toronto FC II Free Transfer March 5, 2016 [7]
48 MF Raheem Edwards Toronto FC II Short-Term Agreement June 29, 2016 [8]
87 FW Tosaint Ricketts Boluspor Free Transfer August 20, 2016 [9]

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 2016 MLS SuperDraft will be listed in the notes.

No. Pos. Player Previous Club Notes Date Source
9 MF Tsubasa Endoh Maryland Terrapins MLS SuperDraft 1st Round Pick (#9) January 14, 2016 [10]
MF Mitchell Taintor Rutgers Scarlet Knights MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round Pick (#59) January 19, 2016 [11]
FW Darius Madison UMBC Retrievers MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick (#70) January 19, 2016 [11]
MF Brian James Penn State Nittany Lions MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick (#80) January 19, 2016 [11]

Loan In

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Fee/Notes Date Source
31 MF Armando Cooper Árabe Unido Loan August 18, 2016 [12]

Out

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
1 GK Chris Konopka Ross County Contract Expired December 1, 2015 [13]
34 MF Manny Aparicio Órdenes Contract Expired December 1, 2015 [13]
11 MF Jackson San Francisco Deltas Contract Expired December 1, 2015 [13]
55 FW Robbie Findley Rayo OKC Contract Expired December 1, 2015 [13]
12 GK Joe Bendik Orlando City Option Declined; Traded for a conditional 2017 MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick December 21, 2015 [13][14]
41 DF Ahmed Kantari Valenciennes Waived January 13, 2016 [15]
22 FW Luke Moore Waived February 26, 2016 [16]
26 MF Collen Warner Houston Dynamo Traded for a conditional 2017 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick March 2, 2016 [17]
16 FW Herculez Gomez Seattle Sounders Waived March 2, 2016 [18]
24 DF Damien Perquis Nottingham Forest Mutual Termination July 12, 2016 [19]

Competitions

Preseason

Major League Soccer

League tables

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls 34 16 9 9 61 44 +17 57 Conference Semi-finals & 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
2 New York City FC 34 15 10 9 62 57 +5 54 Conference Semi-finals
3 Toronto FC 34 14 9 11 51 39 +12 53 Knockout round
4 D.C. United 34 11 10 13 53 47 +6 46
5 Montreal Impact 34 11 11 12 49 53 4 45
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]
3 New York Red Bulls 34 16 9 9 61 44 +17 57 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
4 New York City FC 34 15 10 9 62 57 +5 54
5 Toronto FC 34 14 9 11 51 39 +12 53 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
6 LA Galaxy 34 12 6 16 54 39 +15 52
7 Seattle Sounders FC (C) 34 14 14 6 44 43 +1 48 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
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
(C) Champion.
Notes:

Results summary

OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
34 14 11 9 51 39  +12 53 8 6 3 28 17  +11 6 5 6 23 22  +1

Last updated: October 23, 2016.
Source: MLS

Results by round

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAAAAAAAAHHHHAHAHHAAHHHHAAAHAHHHHAH
ResultWDLLDWWLWLDDLWLDWDLWWWWDWWLWDDDLDW
Updated to match(es) played on October 23, 2016. Source: Regular season matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches

MLS Cup Playoffs

Canadian Championship

Competitions summary

Competition Record First Match Last Match Final Position
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
MLS Regular Season 34 14 11 9 51 39 +12 041.18 March 6, 2016 October 23, 2016 3rd in Eastern Conference, 5th Overall
MLS Cup Playoffs 6 4 1 1 17 6 +11 066.67 October 26, 2016 December 10, 2016 Finalists
Canadian Championship 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 050.00 June 1, 2016 June 29, 2016 Champions
Total 44 20 13 11 74 49 +25 045.45

Updated to match played December 10, 2016
Source: Competitions

Statistics

Squad and statistics

As of December 10, 2016

No. Pos Nat Player TotalMajor League SoccerMLS Cup PlayoffsCanadian Championship
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
1 GK Clint Irwin 27018+006+003+00
2 DF Justin Morrow 40531+056+002+10
3 DF Drew Moor 41332+036+003+00
4 MF Michael Bradley 30224+016+010+00
5 DF Ashtone Morgan 900+700+002+00
6 DF Nick Hagglund 2618+806+012+20
7 MF Will Johnson 32319+421+503+01
8 MF Benoît Cheyrou 2119+500+314+00
9 MF Tsubasa Endoh 23215+620+000+20
10 FW Sebastian Giovinco 372228+0176+042+11
11 FW Molham Babouli 2006+1000+004+00
13 DF Clément Simonin 000+000+000+00
14 MF Jay Chapman 1909+900+000+10
15 DF Eriq Zavaleta 24015+006+003+00
17 FW Jozy Altidore 291516+7106+050+00
18 MF Marky Delgado 32223+520+103+00
19 MF Daniel Lovitz 1405+700+002+00
20 MF Chris Mannella 000+000+000+00
21 MF Jonathan Osorio 40626+425+124+02
22 FW Jordan Hamilton 18511+330+002+22
23 DF Josh Williams 15011+400+000+00
25 GK Alex Bono 17015+100+001+00
28 DF Mark Bloom 905+200+200+00
31 MF Armando Cooper 1214+206+010+00
33 DF Steven Beitashour 38029+006+003+00
36 MF Brian James 100+000+000+10
40 GK Quillan Roberts 000+000+000+00
48 MF Raheem Edwards 200+100+000+10
56 FW Malik Johnson 100+000+000+10
87 FW Tosaint Ricketts 1754+730+620+00
Players who appeared for Toronto but left during the season:
24 DF Damien Perquis 12111+110+000+00

Goals and assists

Correct as of December 10, 2016

Clean sheets

Correct as of December 10, 2016

R Pos Nat Name Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship Total
1 GK Clint Irwin 6 3 2 11
2 GK Alex Bono 4 4
TOTALS 10 3 2 15

Disciplinary record

Correct as of December 10, 2016[20]

No. Pos. Name MLS MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship Total
1GK Clint Irwin10001020
2DF Justin Morrow50000050
3DF Drew Moor30000030
4MF Michael Bradley50200070
5DF Ashtone Morgan20000020
7MF Will Johnson40000040
8MF Benoît Cheyrou31000031
10FW Sebastian Giovinco30000030
11FW Molham Babouli10000010
14MF Jay Chapman10000010
15DF Eriq Zavaleta20001030
17FW Jozy Altidore40100050
18MF Marky Delgado50000050
19MF Daniel Lovitz10000010
21MF Jonathan Osorio20000020
23DF Josh Williams01000001
24DF Damien Perquis30000030
28DF Mark Bloom10000010
31MF Armando Cooper00100010
33DF Steven Beitashour50000050
87FW Tosaint Ricketts21000021
Total5334020593

Recognition

MLS Team of the Week

Week Starters Bench Opponent Link
1 Drew Moor Sebastian Giovinco New York Red Bulls [21]
2 Will Johnson, Sebastian Giovinco New York City FC [22]
6 Michael Bradley New England Revolution [23]
7 Steven Beitashour Clint Irwin D.C. United [24]
8 Drew Moor, Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco Montreal Impact [25]
10 Clint Irwin, Damien Perquis Sebastian Giovinco FC Dallas [26]
11 Sebastian Giovinco Vancouver Whitecaps [27]
15 Drew Moor Benoît Cheyrou, Sebastian Giovinco LA Galaxy [28]
16 Clint Irwin Orlando City [29]
18 Justin Morrow Chicago Fire [30]
20 Sebastian Giovinco D.C. United [31]
21 Drew Moor, Sebastian Giovinco Marky Delgado Columbus Crew [32]
22 Drew Moor, Sebastian Giovinco Real Salt Lake & New England Revolution [33]
24 Jozy Altidore Marky Delgado Philadelphia Union [34]
27 Jozy Altidore Chicago Fire [35]
28 Jozy Altidore New York Red Bulls [36]
30 Drew Moor, Jozy Altidore Orlando City & D.C. United [37]
34 Sebastian Giovinco Chicago Fire [38]

MLS Player of the Week

Week Player Week's Statline
20 Sebastian Giovinco 3 Goals
22 Sebastian Giovinco 3 Goals 1 Assist

End of Season awards

Award Player
MLS Best XI Sebastian Giovinco [39]

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