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Armen Bedakian

  • joined Oct 31, 2012
  • last login Mar 15, 2014
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Toronto-based soccer writer (and Chip Butty enthusiast!) covering the Canadian soccer beat while at Ryerson's Journalism Program. Also, a lifelong fan of the hit reality series, Survivor.

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Ryan Nelsen Talks Formations and Star Signings

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How will Toronto FC stack up in 2014? With Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley signed, sealed and delivered, we asked him just that!

TFC 2013 Top 36 Countdown: Number 3 - Joe Bendik

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This goalkeeper earns bronze in the countdown for keeping Frei on the bench and keeping TFC's goal safe - at number 3, Joe Bendik.

TFC 2013 Top 36 Countdown - Number 11: Jeremy Hall

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Last year, Hall played as a fullback and went largely unnoticed. This season, he converted to midfield, and did well enough to earn a spot high in the rankings. At number 11, Jeremy Hall.

TFC Top 36 Countdown: Number 15 - Andrew Wiedeman

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There's a hundred different and equally funny stories surrounding this TFC forward. At number 15, it's Andrew Wiedeman.

TFC 2013 Top 36 Countdown: Number 20- Reggie Lambe

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He survived the 2013 season, and didn't really do much on the field, but did plenty off of it. At 20, it's Reggie Lambe.

Toronto FC and Montreal Impact - A Year in Numbers

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Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact head into one final clash in the MLS 2013 season closer at BMO Field. Here's how these two fierce rivals compared, by the numbers, in 2013:

The best and the worst of Kevin Payne at TFC

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Though he is now but another name in the long history of Toronto FC managers, Kevin Payne had his moments of note, good and bad, here we go through some of the more memorable.

Where's Kyle? The Search for Kyle Bekker!

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Where in the world is Kyle Bekker? He's gone missing from the starting line up and hasn't made a substitute appearance in quite some time. Time to let him show what he can do?

Maxi Urruti Signs for Toronto FC (For Real!)

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This headline has been written a million times before, it seems, but Toronto FC has finally made official the signing of Maximiliano Urruti from Newell’s Old Boys. Maxi Urruti's signing brings a close to the club's longest ever transfer saga.

Morgan: "We're Going In With a Positive Attitude"

The young Canadian international talks about joining up with the Canadian Men's National Team for the 2013 Gold Cup, and is confident that he and his teammates will be able to perform against the region's best.

Jeremy Brockie: "We were by far the best team"

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Following Toronto FC's 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union, Toronto's on loan striker Jeremy Brockie spoke about the team's result, Jonathan Osorio's goal and the return of Danny Koevermans.

Hogan Ephraim Recalled From Toronto FC

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The English winger has been recalled from his loan spell at Toronto FC by Queens Park Rangers. Though his time at Toronto FC was short, Ephraim leaves the club with a good reputation and a new experience under his belt.

Bobby Convey Traded to Toronto FC

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Fresh off the signing of a handful of new players, and the release of a couple too, Toronto FC continue to make roster changes, trading a third round draft pick (first round supplemental draft) to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for Bobby Convey.

Tal Ben Haim Joins Toronto FC

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Toronto FC pick up QPR defender and Israel international Tal Ben Haim on loan, as the club looks to reinforce the roster and sign players with experience to help a young squad. Check out all the details on Ben Haim!

Toronto FC, MLS 2013 Player Salaries Revealed

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How much is Robert Earnshaw worth? Why does Luis Silva make less than Darel Russell? Who is the best value-for-price at Toronto FC? All these questions, and more, can be answered at last, now that the 2013 MLS player salaries have been revealed!

Justin Braun Laments Late-Game Collapses

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In 3 of the last 4 games, Toronto FC has conceded goals in the dying moments of the match. The latest late-game collapse against the Houston Dynamo was heartbreaking, and Braun spoke about conceding goals and his partnership with Luis Silva.

Ryan Richter Heartbroken Over Late Equalizer

After Toronto FC's late-game collapse against the Houston Dynamo, right fullback Ryan Richter said the result was "heartbreaking." While a last-minute goal is a tough pill to swallow, Richter's performance certainly was not!

Earnshaw and O'Dea Talk Life in Toronto

What do Robert Earnshaw and Darren O'Dea have to say about the city of Toronto and Major League Soccer? Nothing but good things, it seems, for the newcomer and the new captain of Toronto FC!

Talking Points for TFC's Win Against Kansas City

Left-wingers, centerbacks, the 4-4-1-1 formation, Robert Earnshaw and everything in between! Check out some of the major talking points in Toronto FC's 2-1 victory against Sporting Kansas City held at the Rogers Centre in front of 26,000 fans!

Toronto FC Adds Three New Players

Club president Kevin Payne announced the signings of Hogan Ephraim, Taylor Morgan and Jonathan Osorio during the team's kit unveiling party.

Robbie Rogers' Coming Out, Storify'd!

The biggest story of the offseason so far sees Columbus Crew's Robbie Russell leave Major League Soccer after revealing he is gay. Here are some of the tweets from his fellow MLS players and USMNT Teammates.

Of Madridistas, Blaugranas, and Toronto FC

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Some media day fluff for you. Barcelona or Real Madrid? TFC players were asked the question, the results were unsurprising really.

Thoughts, Notes and Ramblings on Ryan Nelsen!

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That press conference and the whole player/coach thing got your mind all jumbled? Too many thoughts to put together coherently? Join the club.

Ryan Nelsen Set for Coaching Role at TFC

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Next up in the TFC rumour mill is New Zealand international, EPL player and former DC United star/captain/MLS Cup winner Ryan Nelsen, reportedly coming in as an assistant coach, perhaps player coach?

The Frings Conundrum

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Is it time for TFC to move on from their dependence on Frings? If so, how?

Does Toronto FC finally have a good defence?

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With the additions of Danny Califf and Gale Agbossoumonde, is TFC finally sorted in defence and ready to start looking at other parts of the squad?

TFC Top 31 Countdown: #6 - Ashtone Morgan

The nasty left back had another good year personally, proving a valuable attacking weapon with much improved crossing leading to plenty of goals. At number 6, it's Ashtone Morgan.

TFC Top 31 Countdown: #11 - Eric Hassli

Probably not as important a long term signing as Darren O'Dea, but by far the most exciting signing of the summer window, questions remain about his future and his effectiveness. At number 11, it's Eric Hassli

TFC Top 31 Countdown: #28 - Dicoy Williams

Finally we get to someone who at least played more than 90 minutes. Injured, then out of favour, good enough for Jamaica, but not TFC, at number 28, it's Dicoy Williams.

Hassli or Koevermans?

TFC ain't big enough for both Eric Hassli and Danny Koevermans. Or is it? Armen Bedakian certainly thinks that town ain't big enough!

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