Jealous of Toronto FC: Defoe signs onNovember 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Posted in General Football, Vancouver Whitecaps, Whitecaps Season 2013 | 5 Comments
Tags: Jermain Defoe, major league soccer, MLS, Toronto FC
I never thought I would say it, but if what I am reading is right, I am jealous of TFC. Jermain Defoe has signed with them. Defoe started as a youngster with my favourite English club, West Ham United. I saw him score for West Ham against Chelsea in a 3-2 win back in 2002 when I visited England. He is and has been one of the most gifted and skilled English footballers of his generation. His talents have been wasted at Tottenham, where his skills have been parked on the bench. I think it is a scandal that he has not been playing first team football.
Now he will be playing in Major League Soccer for his old teammate Ryan Nelson, who currently coaches TFC. It is good news for MLS. While Defoe is not exactly a spring chicken any more, he will be one of the top 5 players in the league.
All I can say is I wish he had signed with the Whitecaps!