Promising Start By Jermain Defoe Bodes Well For Toronto FC This Season

Sixteen and a half minutes. That’s all it took for Jermain Defoe to explode onto Major League Soccer. Described by Toronto as a bloody big deal, Defoe certainly made it seem that way with his performance last Saturday. Grabbing a second inside half an hour, the forward showed the kind of  predatory instinct that goes some way to justifying his Designated Player salary. Behind...
Via World Soccer Talk
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MLS Weekend Rewind: Defoe Stars, Quakes Escape (Again)

The stars were out for the second week of MLS action, which offered another round of classy strikes, dramatic finishes, and, naturally, a 95th-minute leveler from the San Jose Earthquakes. Here’s a recap of the weekend’s games. Defoe Marks Dream Debut with Brace as TFC Top Sounders Ex-Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe didn’t need long to make his presence known–in the space...
Via The Soccer Desk
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Defoe’s Brace Makes History in Thriller Against Seattle

If possession won football matches, then the Seattle Sounders would have dominated this match. But possession doesn’t count for much these days and instead, Toronto FC made history, winning their first season opener since the team’s inception.  It also comes as no surprise that it was England international Jermain Defoe, who in his first match as a Red, scored a brace on the...
Via The Soccer Desk
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Jermain Defoe playing his way on the World Cup team?

When Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe announced he was leaving the UK to join Toronto FC many believed it was a backwards step for the striker, especially in a World Cup year. However, with playing chances being at a premium in London, constant game time in the MLS might just be Defoe’s chance to earn his ticket to Brazil. Toronto FC signed Defoe for one reason: Goals. He...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe pleased with debut

Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe hailed his MLS debut as a ‘dream’ as his side beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 in their opening game. The Englishman scored both goals in the first 25 minutes as Toronto stunned the Seattle crowd into submission, and then went on to claim all three points despite Clint Dempsey’s second half strike. Defoe affirmed his desire for a World Cup call-up...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto and Defoe win at Seattle – reactions

Seattle Sounders 1-2 Toronto FC Clint Dempsey scored in the second half and Jermain Defoe netted a first-half brace as Seattle Sounders FC (1-1-0, 3 points) fell, 2-1, to Toronto FC (1-0-0, 3 points) on Saturday afternoon on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Toronto FC opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Jonathan Osorio played a through ball to Defoe at the top of the box...
Via 90Soccer
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Toronto FC forward Jermain Defoe still has World Cup hopes

New Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe insists he can still secure a place in England’s World Cup squad after his high-profile move to the MLS in February. Toronto signed Defoe, who already has 55 caps for his country, from Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League, a club where he spent 10 years and scored 143 goals. Initially there were fears that a move across the Atlantic...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermain Defoe to join MLS team Toronto FC

Tottenham says striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to join MLS team Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31-year-old Defoe has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves for the MLS, which starts in March. Defoe says ''everybody knows how much...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Defoe heads home after death of father

England striker Jermain Defoe has returned home following the death of his father. The Football Association confirmed the news on Thursday morning, adding that the player is expected to return at some point and no replacement is being called up. It is not known at this point whether Defoe will be back prior to Monday's Group D opener against France in Donetsk. "England...
Via Fox Soccer
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Defoe seeks more playing time at Spurs

Jermain Defoe does not want to leave Tottenham , but the England striker admits he has to start playing regular football again. The 29-year-old netted 11 goals for Spurs in 23 appearances last season, which was enough to earn himself a call up into Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad. Nevertheless, Defoe has slipped down the pecking order at White Hart Lane, with on-loan Emmanuel...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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