I never played soccer as a kid. I think everyone did but me. It just wasn't a part of my childhood.
As an adult I started getting into high profile soccer events, like the World Cup, but that was it. It's not like we had a Canadian team I could get behind. Soccer may have been the world's game, but it sure wasn't mine.
When Toronto was awarded an MLS franchise, I snickered. Check out this snark from 2007. I figured the team would be gone in 5-10 years.
But then I attended a match at BMO Field. My buddy Elvis took me to a game against the LA Galaxy. We were in the supporters' section and it was unlike anything I had ever seen in my life. It completely won me over.
Fast forward to 2016 and I've tuned in to watch every single playoff game. I just watched us beat Montreal to win the Eastern Conference and advance to the MLS Cup final and it was glorious. What a match!
Bring on the Seattle Sounders on December 10. Let's finish this thing we've started. Go Reds!