Tag: Donny Toia

Full Circle for Donny

I had a chat with Jonathan Pearlman for a piece I wrote about Donny Toia in the Tucson Sentinel. He touched on Donny’s time at RSL, which didn’t result in any time on the field for the full squad before…

“The thing about Donny that made him attractive to Orlando is that this is a guy who has worked hard to earn his spot; he’s played in Azteca; he’s played with Didier Drogba; he’s playoff tested; he’s a player who can play multiple spots.” – Jonathan Pearlman commenting on Donny Toia’s move to Orlando City SC

Revs Righted?

I gave Jose Bosch grief after he put out a press release extolling a two game winning streak from Arizona United. Two games is not a streak, but an “in a row.” Three? Three is a streak. I don’t want…

Monday Morning Center Back

The most fascinating game I saw this weekend was the Clasíco Nacional, but I gotta list some others. By the way, my rule is that I list the home team second. That’s except when I decide not to. Wednesday Chelsea…

“I’m very excited for him. I’m like a proud big brother.” – FC Tucson General Manager Jonathan Pearlman on Donny Toia’s success in the CONCACAF Champions League

Donny makes good

I got a giddy call from FC Tucson GM Jon Pearlman this morning. He really wanted to find out if I watched Donny Toia last night in Montréal’s Champions League match last night. “He played all 90…got an assist!” I…

Tedski’s Weekly Wrap-Up

I’m late with my wrap-up of the weekend. Monday turned out to be more hectic than I anticipated. Who had time to read my prose anyhow? I don’t have much in the way of game wrap ups this week. I…

Monday Morning Center Back

Yep, it’s time for my near-uninformative wrap up of the weekend’s matches. Wendnesday New York Red Bulls 4 (Wright-Philips 12′, 24′, 86′, Henry 65′) – Houston Dynamo 0 I guess I have to take back everything I said comparing Wright-Philips…

Monday Morning Center Back

This weekend’s MLS matches will give Simon Borg plenty of material for his Instant Replay video. Other than that…how did it go? Tuesday Cruz Azul FC 0 – Deportivo Toluca 0 The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final…

Toia! Toia! Toia!

Tucson’s own Donny Toia posted his first significant minutes in Chivas USA’s match against Seattle yesterday. He previously came in at the tail end of tilt against the New York Red Bulls three weeks ago, but only managed a hand…

Arizona United SC Update

When I first glanced at Odeen Domingo’s Tweet announcing his USL-Pro power rankings, I misread it and thought he put Arizona United SC as a surprise number two. It made me worry for the man’s sanity. Those years at the…

Tedski’s DDC Wrap Up – Day 1

Ties! And even a nil-nil one…that will convert the soccer haters and Greg Hansen. FC Tucson 1 – CD Chivas USA 1 MOTM: Kareem Smith In the last meeting between these two teams, FC Tucson’s game winner was scored by…

Toia! Toia! Toia!

CD Chivas USA made it official today: Donny Toia will be a goat. The team won’t make Toia available until Wednesday, but Garrett got some comments from him earlier. I spoke with FC Tucson general manager Jonathan Pearlman who has…

Phoenix FC: Tryouts and nagging issues

Odeen Domingo promised earlier this week that the “floodgates will open.” Yesterday, we got the first sign of water, but it isn’t a deluge yet. The team sent out an announcement yesterday of tryouts, the ones that were sort-of announced…

Æthelred

Thomas Ramos was not a standout for Phoenix FC last year. He was not a regular starter and only logged a single assist. My most enduring memory of his performance was a red card in the team’s final match against…