Minutes after Toronto FC ousted Mexico’s Club Leon from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, captain Michael Bradley had a message for his team.
“The knife stays between our teeth. Keep going. There’s more for us,” the skipper, throwing in F-bombs for emphasis, told teammates crammed into a narrow corridor at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
While Mexican league leader Cruz Azul awaits in the quarterfinals of CONCACAF’s flagship club tournaments, the MLS part of “more” starts Saturday when Toronto kicks off the regular season against CF Montreal in Fort Lauderdale, where the Quebec side has set up shop during the pandemic.