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CONCACAF – Proud of our Reds!

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Red Patch Boys members traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico to witness the best chance any MLS team has ever come to winning the CONCACAF Champions League. Toronto FC played against Chivas in the second leg of the final on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. After a 1-2 first leg loss at BMO Field on Tuesday, April 17th, TFC made an epic comeback winning the second leg game 2-1. The two-game series ended with a draw 3-3 and forced a penalty shootout. Chivas won by scoring all four while TFC missed twice which meant that traveling supporters were forced to watch Chivas hoist the cup in a grand celebration.

Not the finish we dreamed of but so proud of our Reds and the CONCACAF times we shared. Shouts to all road warriors who journeyed to any of the Mexico legs and are safe home now. From home we now look forward!

Published on Apr 27, 2018 – RPB Instagram @redpatchboys

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Chicago stands with Toronto

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Members of Section 8 Chicago presented TFC Supporters with a banner that reads: “WE STAND WITH TORONTO” that they had hung in the away section at BMO Field on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 – less than a week after tragedy struck Toronto’s North York area.

–Thank you to @Section8Chicago for this. We truly appreciate it.  Look forward to seeing you back in Chicago in July! #TorontoStrong

Published on Apr 28, 2018 – RPB Instagram @redpatchboys

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Caldwell has an RPB beer with 2Guys

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Red Thread Brewing‘s All-Natural Craft Lager, 23:13 and Natural Red Ale, RedX beers have been a huge hit in the GTA. In a recent podcast episode, Dan & Chris from 2 Guys 1 Beer sampled RedX with a special guest – former TFC Captain and RPB Player of the Year, Steven Caldwell! Find out their thoughts on the beer, Caldwell’s appreciation for RPB’s collaboration and support and a chat about the best sport in the world.

Locations where you can enjoy Red Thread’s 23:13 and RedX can be found on our RPB beer page.


Published on Mar 15, 2018
Credit: 2Guys1Beer
(2 Guys 1 Beer – Red X with Steven Caldwell)

Montreal Impact Match - St. Patrick's Day 2018

St. Patrick’s Away Day in Montreal

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For the first meeting of the Impact and TFC of the season, Red Patch members started the day – St. Patrick’s Day – at McLean’s Pub in Montreal.  TFC film crews followed and interviewed some of our executive team capturing pre-match activities, travel to the stadium and the sea of red support in the stands at Montreal’s “Big O” Olympic Stadium.

Watch the All For One YouTube video capturing some of this early season away match day.


Published on Mar 24, 2018
Credit: All For One: Support (S06E02) presented by Bell
(TorontoFC YouTube Channel)

“And Now You’re Gonna Believe Us… We’re Gonna Win The League!” – A Letter

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A Letter from Phil Tobin, RPB President, with a supporters’ take on what it means winning the Shield

Like many of you, I was there in Year One.

A new team, excitement in the stands, that atmosphere!

Many of us celebrated just having a club that really was our own. It also came with a motto: All for One. We see it in the shirts the teams sell, on the kits and nearly referenced in almost every communication from the team to its members – the season ticket holders and attendees in general.

But really, what does it mean? One being the team? Sure. One being Passion? Well, that’s evident throughout the stands both home and away. One Purpose? I think that’s it.

The purpose being to win. Of course, we have valuable trophies during a season: The Voyageurs Cup, the MLS Cup, but one stands out to supporters and football fans above the others – the Supporters’ Shield.

You see, in every other league, there are no playoffs or flashy compressed competitions to attain hardware – there is only one true test: win the regular season schedule, defeat the most opponents in a single season, get the most points and sit atop the table.

My original seats in 115 had a special blend of a community. Most of the people there are from around the world and have one thing in common – their love of football.

A song came out of the stand very early on, often sung in jest when we were getting trounced in a game, but we had a blast singing it and always hoped it would one day be true: You’re never going to believe us! We’re going to win the league!

Well, after some very entertaining seasons and teams, and some forgettable ones, that pinch me moment is here for every person in that stadium today, or was there in the past.

It really did sneak up on us, and its hard to really understand or appreciate the gravity of this achievement.

To dominate the standings, to punish teams the way TFC has, to grind out the road results and make BMO Field the fortress it is has been. Let’s not forget the atmosphere so many enjoy and the many that have put their blood, sweat and tears into creating; this is an unparalleled accomplishment for everyone involved.

For me, this Shield represents more than the MLS Cup–that is essentially a reward for the owners and team, deservedly celebrated and shown–but the Shield is made by supporters for their respective teams. It comes from the heart and embodies 11 seasons of struggles, desires, small victories, disappointments and absolutely epic games.

This is a moment the team has worked hard to earn, and more than any other trophy, we get to share it with them.

Years ago, when the Shield was relaunched in its current form, we thought we really didn’t have a chance at ever seeing it within our lifetimes, holding it as ours. We even made a scarf – ‘Just one before I die’ to express our desire and belief in the team.

That day is here and I think it’s reasonable to expect a few more before getting that final whistle.

Phil Tobin
President, Red Patch Boys

(article originally appeared on torontofc.ca)