TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
MLS

MLSE CEO Leiweke promises Toronto FC will get top talent

{eot}
The Canadian Press
6/6/2013 10:03:55 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO -- After introducing his choice to revive the Raptors, new Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment boss Tim Leiweke turned his attentions to Toronto FC.

In a video message to fans that was posted on YouTube and sent to season ticket-holders, the MLSE president and CEO promised action on the struggling MLS team.

"I know that we haven't had a good run of it lately here. I completely understand your frustration and it's well deserved," he said. "We're going to fix that."

Leiweke says TFC has the resources to recreate what the Los Angeles Galaxy -- one of the teams that fell under his auspices at his last job -- did en route to back-to-back championships.

"That means if we could go out and find the kind of designated players that we had in L.A. -- Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane and David Beckham -- we'll do that here. Our owners have made that commitment. But we need to deliver results to you. I get it. It's been frustrating to see the energy and the passion you created when this franchise was introduced and then to see the results today."

"You deserve a championship team," he added.

The message was not like previous mea culpas from the likes of MLSE COO Tom Anselmi.

The MLS club has had lots to apologize for. Toronto (1-7-5) has gone through eight managers in seven seasons and has never made the playoffs.

The video message comes in the wake of Leiweke introducing Masai Ujiri as the Raptors general manager on Tuesday.

Tim Leiweke (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Podcasts

TSN 1050: Game Night: Gareth Wheeler - July 30

Gareth Wheeler joined Jim Tatti & Andy McNamara on Game Night to recap Toronto FC's 3-0 loss to DC United and more news on TFC.

TSN 690: Montreal Impact Jopey Saputo Presser July 30th

Joey Saputo press conference annoucing Nick DeSantis is relieved of his duties as Sporting Director

TSN 690 oranges @ halftime July 29: Pat Leduc

Impact season of woes as the club get set for a major announcement from Joey Saputo tomorrow morning


More Podcasts

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television