is a Toronto based journalist at The 24th Minute
Not all milestones are to be celebrated. Such it is with Toronto FC as the club sits just two players away from having played 100 different players on the senior roster all-time (in all competitions). With Aron Winter seemingly interested in replacing the whole roster during the current break, the 100 number will be blown away – it’s possible that six new players could suit up in TFC’s next game.
By the time the fifth season is over, Toronto will have had more players than both of the 2005 expansion sides.
The only way to appreciate the amount of turnover Toronto has had you need to compare the club to the rest of the league. CSN has done just that:
Using data from the end of 2010 (the most recent available that allows us to look at all teams) Toronto ranks 13th out of the 18 teams that have played in MLS (for the purpose of the calculations Houston is considered a distinct club from San Jose and the current Earthquakes keep the pre 2006 stats).
It breaks down like this: