2019 Toronto FC season

The 2019 Toronto FC season was the thirteenth season in the history of Toronto FC.

Toronto FC
2019 season
General managerAli Curtis
Head CoachGreg Vanney
StadiumBMO Field
MLSConference: 4th
Overall: 9th
MLS Cup PlayoffsRunners-up
Canadian ChampionshipRunners-up
CONCACAF Champions LeagueRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague:
Alejandro Pozuelo (12)

All:
Alejandro Pozuelo (14)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 28,989
(August 24 vs. Montreal Impact)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 22,651
(April 19 vs. Minnesota United)
All: 12,683
(August 14 vs. Ottawa Fury, CC)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 25,048
Biggest win4–0
(March 29 vs. New York City FC)

5–1
(September 7 at FC Cincinnati)
(October 19 vs. D.C. United, Playoffs R1)
Biggest defeat0–4
(February 19 at Independiente, CCL)

Season

Pre-season

Gregory van der Wiel was sent home from the club's pre-season camp in California after "an altercation with manager Greg Vanney".[1]

Squad

As of August 1, 2019.[2]

No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of birth (age) Signed in Previous club
Goalkeepers
16 Quentin Westberg GK (1986-04-25) April 25, 1986 2019 Auxerre
25 Alex Bono GK (1994-04-25) April 25, 1994 2015 Syracuse Orange
28 Caleb Patterson-Sewell GK (1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 2018 Jacksonville Armada
Defenders
2 Justin Morrow LB / LWB / CB (1987-10-04) October 4, 1987 2014 San Jose Earthquakes
3 Drew Moor CB (1984-01-15) January 15, 1984 2016 Colorado Rapids
5 Ashtone Morgan LB / LWB (1991-02-09) February 9, 1991 2011 Toronto FC Academy
15 Eriq Zavaleta CB (1992-08-02) August 2, 1992 2015 Seattle Sounders FC
22 Richie Laryea RB (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 2019 Orlando City SC
23 Chris Mavinga CB / LB (1991-05-26) May 26, 1991 2017 Rubin Kazan
26 Laurent Ciman CB (1985-08-05) August 5, 1985 2018 Dijon
44 Omar Gonzalez CB (1988-10-11) October 11, 1988 2019 Pachuca
52 Julian Dunn CB (2000-07-11) July 11, 2000 2018 Toronto FC II
96 Auro RB / RWB (1996-01-23) January 23, 1996 2018 São Paulo
Midfielders
4 Michael Bradley DM / CM (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 2014 Roma
7 Nicolas Benezet MF (1991-02-24) February 24, 1991 2019 Guingamp (loan)
8 Marky Delgado CM (1995-05-16) May 16, 1995 2015 Chivas USA
10 Alejandro Pozuelo AM (1991-09-20) September 20, 1991 2019 Genk
14 Jay Chapman AM (1994-01-01) January 1, 1994 2015 Toronto FC Academy
18 Nick DeLeon RB / RM (1990-07-17) July 17, 1990 2018 D.C. United
21 Jonathan Osorio AM / CM (1992-06-12) June 12, 1992 2013 SC Toronto
27 Liam Fraser DM (1998-02-13) February 13, 1998 2018 Toronto FC II
31 Tsubasa Endoh MF (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 2019 Toronto FC II
59 Noble Okello MF (2000-07-20) July 20, 2000 2019 Toronto FC II
Forwards
9 Erickson Gallardo RW (1996-07-26) July 26, 1996 2019 Zamora
13 Patrick Mullins FW (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 2019 Columbus Crew
17 Jozy Altidore CF (1989-11-06) November 6, 1989 2015 Sunderland
19 Griffin Dorsey FW (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 2019 Indiana Hoosiers
20 Ayo Akinola ST (2000-01-20) January 20, 2000 2018 Toronto FC Academy
24 Jacob Shaffelburg FW (1999-11-26) November 26, 1999 2019 Toronto FC II

International roster slots

Toronto has seven MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2019 season. They traded one International Spot to Columbus until the end of 2019.[3]

Toronto FC International slots
Slot Player Nationality
1 Auro Brazil
2 Laurent Ciman Belgium
3 Tsubasa Endoh Japan
4 Erickson Gallardo Venezuela
5 Chris Mavinga DR Congo
6 Alejandro Pozuelo Spain
7 Nicolas Benezet France

Transfers

In

Transferred in

No. Pos. Player Transferred from Fee/Notes Date Source
18 DF Nick DeLeon D.C. United Selected in 2018 MLS Re-Entry Draft December 14, 2018 [4]
96 DF Auro São Paulo Purchase option exercised December 17, 2018 [5]
26 DF Laurent Ciman Dijon Acquired via MLS allocation order December 27, 2018 [6]
19 FW Griffin Dorsey Indiana Hoosiers Selected in 2019 MLS SuperDraft January 11, 2019 [7]
31 MF Tsubasa Endoh Toronto FC II Promoted to first team January 16, 2019 [8]
59 MF Noble Okello Toronto FC II Promoted to first team January 22, 2019 [9]
91 FW Terrence Boyd SV Darmstadt 98 Undisclosed February 5, 2019 [10]
16 GK Quentin Westberg Auxerre Undisclosed February 25, 2019 [11]
10 MF Alejandro Pozuelo Genk Undisclosed March 4, 2019 [12]
22 MF Richie Laryea Orlando City Free transfer March 21, 2019 [13]
24 FW Jacob Shaffelburg Toronto FC II Homegrown player June 21, 2019 [14]
44 DF Omar Gonzalez Pachuca Acquired via MLS allocation order July 9, 2019 [15]
9 MF Erickson Gallardo Zamora Targeted allocation money (TAM) July 9, 2019 [16]
13 FW Patrick Mullins Columbus Crew Acquired in trade for Jordan Hamilton July 10, 2019 [17]

Loaned in

No. Pos. Player Loaned from Fee/Notes Date Source
7 MF Nicolas Benezet Guingamp Targeted allocation money (TAM), Option to buy July 30, 2019 [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.

No. Pos. Player Previous club Notes Date Source
19 FW Griffin Dorsey Indiana Hoosiers MLS SuperDraft first-round pick (#6); Generation Adidas player January 11, 2019 [19]
MF Adam Wilson Louisville Cardinals MLS SuperDraft second-round pick (#39) January 11, 2019 [19]
CB Patrick Bunk-Andersen Clemson Tigers MLS SuperDraft third-round pick (#54) January 14, 2019 [19]

Out

Transferred out

No. Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/Notes Date Source
87 ST Tosaint Ricketts Sūduva Option declined November 27, 2018 [20]
12 DF Jason Hernandez Retired Out of contract November 27, 2018 [20]
1 GK Clint Irwin Colorado Rapids Traded for a 2019 second-round pick December 14, 2018 [21]
8 MF Ager Aketxe Cádiz Contract terminated by mutual consent December 31, 2018 [20]
16 FW Lucas Janson Tigre End of Loan December 31, 2018 [20]
7 MF Víctor Vázquez Al-Arabi Undisclosed January 15, 2019 [22]
6 DF Nick Hagglund FC Cincinnati Traded for $200,000 in GAM, $100,000 in TAM and the #1 spot in the allocation order January 23, 2019 [23]
10 FW Sebastian Giovinco Al-Hilal Undisclosed January 30, 2019 [24]
9 DF Gregory van der Wiel Contract terminated by mutual consent March 22, 2019 [25]
7 FW Jordan Hamilton Columbus Crew Traded for Patrick Mullins July 10, 2019 [26]
91 FW Terrence Boyd Hallescher FC Contract terminated by mutual consent July 29, 2019 [27]

Loan out

No. Pos. Player Loaned to Fee/Notes Date Source
54 MF Ryan Telfer York9 FC Season long loan March 6, 2019 [28]
55 MF Aidan Daniels Ottawa Fury Season long loan March 6, 2019 [29]
11 FW Jon Bakero Phoenix Rising FC Season long loan March 20, 2019 [30]

Competitions

Preseason

Major League Soccer

League tables

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
2 Atlanta United FC 34 18 12 4 58 43 +15 58 First round & 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[lower-alpha 1]
3 Philadelphia Union 34 16 11 7 58 50 +8 55 First round & 2020 Leagues Cup
4 Toronto FC[lower-alpha 2] 34 13 10 11 57 52 +5 50
5 D.C. United 34 13 10 11 42 38 +4 50
6 New York Red Bulls 34 14 14 6 53 51 +2 48
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored ; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. as 2019 U.S. Open Cup champions
  2. Canadian clubs cannot qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.
Overall
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
7 Minnesota United FC 34 15 11 8 52 43 +9 53
8 LA Galaxy 34 16 15 3 58 59 1 51
9 Toronto FC 34 13 10 11 57 52 +5 50
10 D.C. United 34 13 10 11 42 38 +4 50
11 Portland Timbers 34 14 13 7 52 49 +3 49
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) coin toss or drawing of lots

Results summary

Results by round

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAHHHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAAAHHHAHAHAAAHAAH
ResultWWWDLWLWLLDLLDDLWDLWWLWLDDWDWDWDDW
Updated to match(es) played on October 6, 2019. Source: Regular season matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches

Major League Soccer

MLS Cup Playoffs

Canadian Championship

Semi-finals
Final

CONCACAF Champions League

Round of 16

Competitions summary

Competition Record First Match Last Match Final Position
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
MLS Regular Season 34 13 11 10 57 52 +5 038.24 March 2, 2019 October 6, 2019 4th in Eastern Conference, 9th Overall
MLS Cup Playoffs 4 3 0 1 10 6 +4 075.00 October 19, 2019 November 10, 2019 Runners-up
Canadian Championship 4 3 0 1 6 1 +5 075.00 August 7, 2019 September 25, 2019 Runners-up
Champions League 2 0 1 1 1 5 −4 000.00 February 19, 2019 February 26, 2019 Round of 16
Total 44 19 12 13 74 64 +10 043.18

Updated to match played November 10, 2019
Source: Competitions

Statistics

Top scorers

Rank Nat. Player Pos. Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship Champions League TOTAL
1Alejandro PozueloMF1220014
2Jozy AltidoreFW1110012
3Nick DeLeonMF622010
4Jonathan OsorioMF52007
5Tsubasa EndohFW30205
Jordan HamiltonFW40015
7Nicolas BenezetMF21003
Michael BradleyMF30003
Marky DelgadoMF21003
Patrick MullinsFW20103
11Jay ChapmanMF20002
Richie LaryeaMF11002
13Ayo AkinolaFW10001
Omar GonzalezDF10001
Drew MoorDF00101
Ashtone MorganDF10001
Justin MorrowDF10001
Own goals 0 0 0 0 0
Totals57106174

Updated to match played November 10, 2019
Source: Toronto FC

Top assists

Rank Nat. Player Pos. Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs Canadian Championship Champions League TOTAL
1Alejandro PozueloMF1230015
2Marky DelgadoMF70108
3Jozy AltidoreFW70007
4Nick DeLeonMF41106
Jonathan OsorioMF41106
6Michael BradleyMF31004
Justin MorrowDF30014
8AuroDF30003
Richie LaryeaMF20103
10Jay ChapmanMF20002
Laurent CimanDF11002
Tsubasa EndohFW20002
Jacob ShaffelburgFW10102
14Ayo AkinolaFW10001
Liam FraserMF10001
Erickson GallardoFW10001
Omar GonzalezDF10001
Chris MavingaDF10001
Ryan TelferMF10001
Totals5775170

Updated to match played November 10, 2019
Source: Toronto FC

Honours

MLS Team of the Week

Week Starters Bench Coach Opponent(s) Link
1 Michael Bradley Philadelphia Union [32]
3 Ayo Akinola New England Revolution [33]
5 Alejandro Pozuelo New York City FC [34]
6 Jozy Altidore Chicago Fire [35]
8 Alejandro Pozuelo Jordan Hamilton Minnesota United [36]
10 Jonathan Osorio Marky Delgado Orlando City [37]
14 Liam Fraser Vancouver Whitecaps [38]
15 Alejandro Pozuelo Sporting Kansas City [39]
16 Quentin Westberg FC Dallas [40]
19 Omar Gonzalez
Alejandro Pozuelo
Montreal Impact [41]
21 Nick DeLeon FC Cincinnati [42]
24 Jozy Altidore Columbus Crew [43]
25 Justin Morrow Montreal Impact [44]
27 Nick DeLeon
Marky Delgado
Alejandro Pozuelo FC Cincinnati [45]
28 Michael Bradley Greg Vanney New York City FC
Colorado Rapids
[46]
29 Omar Gonzalez Los Angeles FC [47]
31 Omar Gonzalez
Quentin Westberg
Columbus Crew [48]

MLS Player of the Week

Week Player Opponent Link
8 Alejandro Pozuelo Minnesota United [49]

MLS Goal of the Week

Week Player Opponent Link
5 Alejandro Pozuelo New York City FC [50]
8 Alejandro Pozuelo Minnesota United [51]
15 Jordan Hamilton Sporting Kansas City [52]

End of Season awards

Award Recipient(s) Link
MLS Best XI Alejandro Pozuelo [53]

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