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There was something a tad naive about the voracity with which Toronto FC fans greeted the final whistle Wednesday night, as thei Antworten

There was something a tad naive about the voracity with which Toronto FC fans greeted the final whistle Wednesday night, as their team triumphed 2-1 over the Whitecaps. Justin Faulk Jersey . If it was just an MLS regular season game, the reaction might have been warranted. Jermaine Defoe and Michael Bradley, Torontos two superstars scored on either side of half-time in top dollar fashion... with cool, composed precision. On any other day, that would have been three points with the two highest profile players justifying their worth. But this was not just a game, this was the first leg of two-game total goals series, in which away goals count as the first tiebreaker. And Torontos opponent wasnt a full-fledged MLS experienced squad, it was a team of kids including three 17-year-olds. A 19-year-old (Kekuta Manneh) came off the bench and bagged a critical goal in second half stoppage time, that puts the Whitecaps in pretty good shape heading home for that second leg next Wednesday at BC Place (7:30pm pt). It was a Whitecaps team that averaged just over 22 years of age, or about five years younger per player than those in red. The average salary per player, well... that was about a 15-1 difference favouring TFC on the night. And so the context of Wednesdays win should have garnered a different reaction from the home faithful. They should have been annoyed that TFC didnt capitalize on some of its gilt-edged chances in the first half, which might have seen a much wider scoreline at the break. And they should have been devastated at conceding a goal in the dying embers of the second half, having just been put in a great 2-0 position by Michael Bradleys marauding run and clinical finish minutes before. And all of that occurring at home, against a team that is still learning how to shave! The combatants Wednesday gave us an interesting illustration of two entirely different approaches to building a club. I, for one, have absolutely no problem with a team in Canada executing arguably the biggest off-season double swoop in MLS history. Its a top-down approach which has (its early, yes) seemingly paid off already. Interest has been renewed along with many season tickets, in a market that has been exceedingly tolerant of rebuilds. But theres a temporary feeling to that philosophy, much like BMO field itself. Built for today, not for tomorrow. (That, by the way, will change upon approval of an ambitious $100 million redesign to TFCs home.) To use a Mothers Day example, is it better to give Mom a beautiful store-bought bouquet or pick the ones you grew in your garden? If Moms happy either way, does the method matter? The Whitecaps are committed to growing their own. Perhaps thats the reason for so much enthusiasm in Vancouver right now; the sense of sustainability from a foundation built on youth. The tangible potential was there for everyone to see, even though the end product wasnt. Time will tell which supporters will be cheering the loudest on final whistles to come as two Canadian clubs chart their courses into the future. But I get the feeling after Wednesday, Whitecaps fans are pretty optimistic about the ship theyre sailing on. Brock McGinn Jersey . As analysts we do the same thing, so here are some observations from week one. First there were two major upsets. I should say, major upsets in the eyes of the fans and prognosticators. Cheap NHL Jerseys . - Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, leaving Tennessee trying to rally with Ryan Fitzpatrick. . Szabados joined the Southern Professional Hockey League team last week. The 27-year-old goaltender from Edmonton backstopped the Canadian womens hockey team to Olympic gold Feb.MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea - Asamoah Gyan returned after a bout of malaria at the African Cup of Nations to score an injury-time goal and give Ghana a 1-0 win over tournament favourite Algeria on Friday.Senegal then went top of Group C after fighting back for a 1-1 draw with South Africa.The group is wide open after Gyans goal right at the end at Mongomo Stadium, with Ghana now level with Algeria on three points after two games, one behind Senegal.South Africa has the hardest task to reach the quarterfinals with just a point so far, but even Bafana Bafana is not out of it ahead of the last games.Group C lived up to its billing as one of the toughest and most intriguing when Gyan ran onto a hopeful long ball and finished with a low bouncing shot to boost his teams chances of advancing, while setting Algeria up for a nervous last group game.Coming to the last round of games, a big team is not going to the second round, Senegal coach Alain Giresse said.Giresses team is in the best position, needing just a draw against Algeria to reach the quarterfinals after a thumping header from defender Serigne Mbodji gave it a point against South Africa and kept it the groups only unbeaten team.Gyan is Ghanas top player but missed the teams first game because off a mild bout of malaria, and had to spend a night in the hospital in Mongomo. Jordan Staal Jersey. The team said he still hasnt fully recovered, but he celebrated his late winner by hurdling over the advertising boards and sprinting toward the fans to celebrate.Hes a great player, a fantastic player, great attitude, Ghana coach Avram Grant said. Hes fantastic in important games. Even when hes sick he played 90 minutes and he scored.Algeria ultimately paid the price for not pushing for a victory against Ghana on Friday, seeming content with a draw.The boys didnt play to instructions, Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff said, also claiming his team wasnt help by what he called a poor field in Mongomo and the hot and humid conditions in the far-eastern city.South Africa created good chances against Senegal — like it did in its 3-1 loss to Algeria — but converted just one when Oupa Manyisa struck early in the second half. Bafana Bafana again couldnt hold on to its lead and needs help to make the quarters. 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