Home Sweet Home
As you are well aware at this point, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced TFC to play their matches in the US. This time around, though, the club isn’t in Hartford, Connecticut, but Orlando, Florida. They will play in Orlando until at least the international break in June. In Florida, TFC will be playing at Exploria Stadium. Once the international break, though, all of Toronto’s home matches don’t have a designated location for the game.
It’s probably safe to assume that Toronto FC will try and come home as soon as humanly possible. When that happens, however, is still unknown. As TFC continue to get vaccinated, or at least most of them continue to get vaccinated, the likelihood that they are allowed to play and cross the Canadian border without quarantining becomes greater and greater. However, it begs the question, when will the different governments allow for regular cross border travel for athletes. Currently, in Ontario, cases are spiking. Ontario announced over 4000 new cases of Covid-19 on April 9th, and the entire Province entered into a “shutdown” on April 4th. Which makes a return home appear far away, but vaccinations are increasing across Canada, so it may not be as long as it seems.