Northern Invasion
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Northern Invasion

In their now annual attempt to recreate the partisan rancour of European soccer’s traveling support, close to 2500 Toronto FC fans are crossing the border today on their way to Columbus, Ohio for an Major League Soccer match against the Columbus Crew (4 p.m. on GolTV). This will be the first of three regular season games between the MLS rivals; whichever team garners the most head-to-head points from the three matches will win the Trillium Cup, which last year went to the Crew. The Cup is also the basis of a friendly wager between Columbus mayor Michael Coleman and David Miller—Toronto’s mayor was last year forced to wear Columbus’ “ugly yellow shirt” at BMO Field, something he swears will “never happen again.” We shall see, Mister Mayor, we shall see.