With great anticipation and amazement, Toronto FC found themselves in the MLS Cup final for a 3rd time in 4 years with a one-game winner-takes-all single elimination playoff run and in front of almost 70,000 fans and supporters. Also, in November – a month earlier than previous years.
In Quarterfinals, Toronto FC eliminated D.C. United at home with a 5-1 victory. The team and road warriors traveled to New York City FC for the Semifinals winning 2-1. MLS allocated 3,000 tickets to road warriors at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington and Toronto FC supporter presence was undeniably strong. Toronto FC players and supporters wandered the city all weekend arranging meetups to celebrate the whirlwind of a playoff season. Back in Toronto at our home pub, Shoeless Joe’s, supporters secured tables up to 3+ hours before match time. The excitement, chanting and support home and away remained a connected force throughout the match. Toronto FC lost 3-1 in Seattle but we tip our hats to Toronto FC and RPB road warrior supporter efforts to represent the Reds.
Toronto FC sign, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto City Hall, 2019
The Supporters Cup Tournament was held on Sunday, October 27 at BMO Training Grounds. The cold and heavy wind challenged the teams.
RPB did not come out on top but endured and persevered. Thanks to all players and spectators who organized and participated on the blustery day!
Supporters Cup Tournament RPB team
For many Canadians the fight against cancer goes on and so our tradition here at Red Patch Boys of working with the Terry Fox Foundation continues again this year. Since 2007, contributions have been made to the foundation which helps raise funds for cancer research. Participation has included everything from annual Terry Fox Run teams and head shave events to fundraiser raffles. RPB members and friends completed the run on Sunday, September 15. This year’s campaign ended with a donations amounting to $932.13 and that means over the years RPB members, friends & family have donated an even $29,000 to the Foundation! Thanks all for helping the cause. We look forward to reaching the $30K mark in next year’s campaign.