TFC Tidbits: What's happening?

TFC Tidbits is a special feature at TFC Republic that curates bits and pieces of news about what's going on with Toronto FC.

Be sure to check back to this webpage for regular updates on all of the latest happenings about the Reds.

May 18: Forwards needs more time at TFC2, says Herdman    

TFC Tidbits: Young Reds’ Charlie Sharp not yet ready for MLS
The 22-year-old forward has impressed with TFC 2, but he needs more time in MLS NEXT Pro, according to John Herdman.

May 18: Herdman hails Choinière as 'an exciting talent'

TFC Tidbits: Herdman hails Choinière as ‘an exciting talent’
It was TFC’s coach who helped set CF Montreal’s Mathieu Choinière off on his international journey with Canada.

May 17: Richie Laryea hit with additional 1-game ban   

TFC Tidbits: Richie Laryea gets additional 1-game suspension
Laryea and NYCFC’s Strahinja Tanasijević were both hit with supplemental one-game bans and undisclosed fines on Friday.

May 17: Raoul Petretta beams with pride over being captain    

TFC Tidbits: ‘Proud moment’ for Petretta to serve as captain
It’s been a memorable few days for the German defender who scored his first goal for Toronto FC and wore the captain’s armband.

May 16: Kevin Long proving to be bargain for TFC   

TFC Tidbits: 2024 salaries revealed by MLS Player’s Union
Not only is veteran centre back Kevin Long not a TAM player, but his wage packet of $277,500 US is pretty modest.

May 16: Announcement about Jordan Perruzza could come soon   

TFC Tidbits: Jordan Perruzza’s future still unclear
The forward still isn’t training with Toronto FC, but John Herdman said a loan move for the young forward remains a possibility.

May 15: MLS disciplinary committee slaps TFC with multiple bans 

TFC Tidbits: John Herdman, players hit with suspensions
Herdman, Sean Johnson and Richie Laryea were given one-game bans for their involvement in the post-match melee with NYCFC.

May 12: Herdman praises Akinola on his way out

TFC Tidbits: Herdman praises Akinola on his way out
Toronto FC coach John Herdman believes Ayo Akinola “has a big future” ahead of him, even though the MLS club parted company with the young forward earlier this week.

May 10: Insigne set to return after lengthy injury layoff     

TFC Tidbits: Insigne set to return after lengthy injury layoff
After being sidelined with a hamstring injury for more than six weeks, Italian DP Lorenzo Insigne is set to return for Toronto FC in Saturday’s home game against New York City FC.

May 9: Reds considered training in Miami at start of season   

TFC Tidbits: Reds considered training in Miami at start of season
One of the things that John Herdman has talked about this season is how playing and training on turf has contributed to Toronto FC’s injury situation.

May 6: Raoul Petretta should be able play this week   

TFC Tidbits: Raoul Petretta should be able play this week
Toronto FC coach John Herdman confirmed that fullback Raoul Petretta’s ankle injury isn’t as bad as he originally thought.

May 3: Akinola, Perruzza on their way out at TFC

TFC Tidbits: Akinola, Perruzza on their way out, Herdman confrms
Forwards Jordan Perruzza and Ayo Akinola have not been training with the first team this week and it sounds as though their days at TFC will soon come to an end.

May 3: Canadian Championship dates set for TFC

TFC Tidbits: Canadian Championship dates set
Canada Soccer announced the schedule for Toronto FC’s Canadian Championship quarter-final series against CS Saint-Laurent.

May 2: Ayo Akinola now a TAM player

TFC Tidbits: Ayo Akinola now a TAM player
Answering long-standing calls to be more transparent, MLS published its club roster profiles, providing more details on the roster makeup of every club.

May 2: TFC vs. CS Saint-Laurent in Canadian Championship

TFC Tidbits: TFC vs. CS Saint-Laurent in Canadian Championship
Toronto FC will face CS Saint-Laurent in the quarter-finals of the Canadian Championship. CS Saint-Laurent will host the first leg, while the return match will take place at BMO Field.