It’s a symbiotic deal: Toronto FC desperately needs attacking options, and midfielder John Bostock needs to get his career moving in a positive direction.
TFC announced Friday that Bostock, who has been in the team’s camp for weeks, has officially come to the team on a loan deal from Tottenham. Bostock, previously auditioned for the San Jose Earthquakes, which makes sense as Spurs and that MLS club have an official partnership agreement.
But Bostock now comes to TFC, which badly needs someone to link up striker Robert Earnshaw with the rest of the team. In last week’s season-opening 1-0 loss to Vancouver, the Reds were well organized and compact in the back, but played such a conservative game that Earnshaw was often left to fend for himself up top. If TFC wants to make such a conservative game plan work, it will need to capitalize on the few chances it does create — which means it needs an experienced attacking mid to get balls to Earnshaw or to create space for Earnshaw by drawing defensive pressure.
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