Footy Talks: The book on Toronto FC’s wild season

It was certainly unexpected, but Toronto FC’s 2018 season might not be as out of the ordinary as originally thought. As The Athletic TFC writer Joshua Kloke was looking back at the club’s history, he couldn’t help but notice how different each separate year in the club’s history has been.

Going from the best season in MLS history to missing the playoffs is wild, but is still only another up and down in what has been a wild roller coaster history for Toronto FC.

Kloke outlines that bizarre history in his new book “Come on you Reds: The Story of Toronto FC” which will be launched at our next Footy Talks event on October 11 at the Rivoli. For $25, you can get a ticket to the event and the book by clicking here.

“There are so many franchises across sports that just get stuck as the perpetual underdog,” says Kloke of his book. “Franchises like the Cleveland Browns or teams in Europe that just can’t get over that hump. TFC did that. I think any time that happens with any franchise around the world you want to know why.”

Josh will be joined by Mitchell Tierney of Waking the Red, Laura Armstrong of the Toronto Star, James Grossi of and Gareth Wheeler of TSN with more to be announced soon.

Toronto FC, and Josh’s will be far from the only topic addressed as the panels take a look around the globe at soccer’s biggest stories and bring you an insider perspective on them. Expect behind the scenes information you won’t get anywhere else.

“You get a good mix of journalists and fans and writers and presenters,” says Grossi of what people can expect at Footy Talks events. “It’s a pretty amazing and unique chance for all of us who love this game and have a deep dive into some of the more [specialized] topics that we don’t necessarily dig in on day to day.”

Whether it’s more details about the emerging Canadian Premier League, behind the scenes info about Toronto FC or perspective on the game over in Europe there is something for every Footy fan at these events.

“I highly encourage everyone to come out, and hope to see everyone in October,” says Grossi.