Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Toronto gets Mo Jo

Next year's MLS rookies have hired Scottish legend Mo Johnston (pictured) as their first head coach.

Johnston was fired as New York Red Bulls coach on June 25th and had his first meeting with FC Toronto on June 26th. Oddly enough, this meeting, which was setup prior to his firing, upset some at Red Bull, Inc. even though they gave him permission to talk with the team.

According to a source, Johnston drew the wrath of Red Bulls officials, who gave Johnston permission to meet with Toronto, after learning that Johnston informed the team of his meeting with Toronto before the Red Bulls' 2-0 loss to Chicago on June 25.

Some of the other people who were interviewed for the position were "current DC United assistant Tom Soehn and former US national team assistant Curt Onalfo."

Johnston will now get to put together a team made up mostly of Canadian players. The big question is will he get Canadian Dwayne De Rosario from Houston during the off-season?

Mo was a great player and a fine coach and I think he will be able to put together a good squad for Toronto's inaugural season.

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Blogger twohundredpercent said...

Little Mo?

One of only four players ever to have played both Rangers AND Celtic. Now, there's a fact.

6:42 AM  

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