TORONTO — Stefan Frei was fabulous, but he wasn’t perfect. Jozy Altidore and Victor Vazquez on the other hand, found the perfect way to finally beat the Seattle Sounders FC in MLS Cup. After Frei continued to make life miserable with save after save on Toronto FC, Altidore and Vazquez scored in the second half to lift Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory and its first Major League Soccer championship at BMO Field Saturday night.
Michael Bradley kisses what his his and his Toronto FC teammates’ object of desire. (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports)TORONTO — After coming so tantalizingly close to securing the 2016 MLS Cup title, Toronto FC’s mission this past year came down to two words:The obsession literally lasted a year as the team was forced to endure the pain of coming so close on Dec. 10, 2016. The final act of redemption took a tad over 90 minutes at BMO Field Saturday night.
It was so bad that it went sideways at a fierce speed. Most people would have stayed inside or home. Well, most sane people would have. I would have, except I had to be in Foxborough, Mass. to cover the inaugural MLS Cup at old Foxborough Stadium Oct. 20, 1996. After all, how often do you cover the first championship of a new league? When the media bus that took us from Boston pulled up at the stadium, it was difficult to avoid not stepping in a puddle, heaven knew how deep.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".