Friday, April 25, 2008

Toronto FC invades America looking to get their flower back

I don't think that it's any secret that road support in the MLS is virtually non-existent. Let's face it, the USA (and its Buffalo suburb, Toronto) is huge compared to traditional European football powerhouses. The distances, time and cost involved make the trips all but impossible for working fans. Toronto FC fans, then, put on a superhuman performance last month, taking 2300 fans for the 850 mile round trip to Columbus. The possible reason? The two teams are fighting over a flower.


Yes, that's right. Fans from the two clubs voted online to name their mashed up rivalry the Trillium Cup. No, not the Trillian Cup, which is either in homage to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or internet chatting, but Trillium, the official wildflower of Ohio and official overall flower of Ontario. Ah look, isn't it pretty?

I guess I shouldn't harp too much. My state's flower doesn't even get a Wiki-link.

So, yeah, the teams fight over a flower. Don't tell Luciano Moggi. He may not be able to stand the inherent gayness of the whole deal. On the other hand, serious UF kudos to traveling TFC fans. While none of us can describe ourselves as hardcore MLS fans, we respect those that are. Hopefully, other teams in the league will start to rival your fanaticism. Especially if Portland ever get the team they deserve.

3 comments:

Mike Georger said...

interesting

on an unrelated note SAF needs to shut the fuck up as always
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=528955&cc=5901

really? that one extra day makes it unfair? maybe if your boys just blew it earlier in the champions league like normal it wouldnt have been an issue. i dont get why he gets such a free pass from fans, just because you got a bullshit knighthood doesnt mean your opinion should be dogma

fuck off

The Fan's Attic said...

i stole somebody's flower once. it was glorious.

Mike Georger said...

i seen it!