MLS announced yesterday that Toronto will host the MLS Cup this November. I've previously gone on the record as saying that I hate the fact that MLS doesn't play its championship game in the home city of the higher seeded team. On that regard, nothing has changed.
However, if MLS must pick a city to host the MLS Cup in advance, Toronto is about as good a choice as the league could have made. Toronto has proven that they can come out and support soccer, the city itself is very nice, and the field is now grass - an improvement over last year's FieldTurf final in Seattle. The only downside I can see to picking Toronto is the weather. It really shouldn't be all that cold (average November temperature in Toronto is 45 degrees Fahrenheit) but as we Chicagoans know, weather at that time of year can be unpredictable... Hopefully it will cooperate for the game.
Oh, and on the plus side, Toronto isn't too far away from Chicago. So, if the Fire find themselves in the MLS Cup Final this year, it shouldn't be that difficult to get there...
I'll be back with more later on. Until then.