Larry Tanenbaum Thrilled TFC Battling for MLS Cup
Larry Tanenbaum is practically giddy.
After suffering through far too many lean seasons by teams under the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. umbrella, the normally reserved MLSE chairman could not contain his excitement at having Toronto FC host the MLS Cup on Saturday against the visiting Seattle Sounders at raucous BMO Field.
“This is a real thrill, I’ve got to tell you,” Tanenbaum told Postmedia on Thursday from the swank Breakers resort, where he is attending the NHL’s annual December board of governors meetings.
“It’s been 50 years, if you think about it, where a championship game has been held in Toronto involving a team in the Maple Leafs organization. Of course, the Blue Jays had one in the early 1990s. But for the Maple Leafs organization — and the city — this is phenomenal.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase soccer and TFC. I’m really excited about it.”