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5 Players Who Will Spearhead Toronto FC This Season

Toronto FC's Top 5 Players This Season

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Toronto FC is a club that was on everyone's lips at the moment after last week's 2-1 victory in Seattle. That match marked the debuts of Micheal Bradley and Jermain Defoe, just two of the heroes expected to make things happen for them this season. Let's take a look at everyone who will play the biggest of parts.

5. Julio Cesar

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5. Julio Cesar (Goal Keeper)

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The Brazilian international keeper arrived to the scene on loan from Queens Park Rangers of England with the hopes of getting to start for Brazil in this summer's World Cup. He made some quality saves a week ago, and is expected to continue leading them from the back all season long. His play will be crucial when it comes to keeping clean sheets and orchestrating his team on defensive set-plays.

4. Doneil Henry (Center-back)

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4. Doneil Henry (Center-back)

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The 20-year-old Canadian is the first ever Toronto FC home-grown player and has already marked his territory in the starting 11. He is maturing into a more patient player as he chooses not to commit meaningless fouls. A week ago today, he saved his club on several occasions both in the air and on the ground against one of the league's better clubs in Seattle. His partnership with Steven Caldwell will continue to be solid.

3. Alvaro Rey (Wide Midfielder)

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3. Alvaro Rey (Wide Midfielder)

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This young man has the skill of a European player and the speed of anyone as he fearlessly takes on guys all game long. He hasn't scored as of yet, but his eye for teammates in the final third is more than admirable as he easily slots guys through on goal. His ability to weave past players is ridiculous because it is so easy for him. He will continue to be an irreplaceable member of the starting 11.

2. Michael Bradley (Central Midfielder)

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2. Michael Bradley (Central Midfielder)

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The 26-year-old U.S. international was playing for Italian Serie A side AS Roma until he was almost permanently moved to the bench. Returning to Major League Soccer this early was a bit unexpected, but now that he has, the opportunity to turn this club's fortunes by becoming MLS champions. He is the midfield general as he can clean up defensively and distribute or score on the other end which makes him a complete player.

Jermain Defoe

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Jermain Defoe (Striker)

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This man arrived from Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League to start a new chapter in his life. At the age of 31, he still has quite a bit left to offer. After last week's brace in Seattle led the team to a 2-1 victory, he gave fans and club officials alike the hope they needed ahead of what is expected to be a successful season. He is the best striker available and will continue to use his pace, skill and nose for goal to keep on scoring.