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Caldwell has an RPB beer with 2Guys


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

TFC vs. Impact Match Banner - St. Patrick's Day 2018

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

Just One Before I Die - Supporters Shield x RPB scarf

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

Red Patch Boys scarf x Terry Fox Statue

RPB Helping Outrun Cancer with Terry Fox Foundation

Red Patch Boys scarf x Terry Fox Statue

The fight against cancer for many Canadians goes on, so we’re continuing our tradition this year of working with the Terry Fox Foundation. Since our group’s inception a contribution has been made to the foundation. Participation has included annual Terry Fox Run teams and also headshave events. With this year’s running total included, at last check, members, friends and family have graciously donated over $25,000 to the Foundation!

We have an RPB Run Team for the event on September 17th and are fundraising now. To support the team (morally and/or financially) or join the runners, visit to get involved with the cause! We will be taking cash donations in person at Joe’s during upcoming home & away games too, with possibly a few special draw prizes for good measure

Update Sept 14: Still time to donate! BONUS Raffle part two: donate online or in person at late away viewing Saturday night (Reds at LA) and get a chance at a signed jersey and more! Thanks to all that donated already and got involved in the raffle last week before the home match at Joe’s and congrats to the winners


Presenting RPB beers – now available!


First taste tested over the last few weeks at Joe’s and teased on social media, we’re happy to now officially present new Red Patch Boys beers! A fun and exciting partnership with local craft brewer Red Thread Brewing producing two new brews: 23:13 lager and Red X red ale. Exclusively on limited release at our home pub Shoeless Joe’s and select locations, it will be popping up at a number of pubs in cans and on tap.

Find out more about this new beverage to enjoy here

After all, what more do we need than football and beer?