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Toronto FC's rise to MLS dominance follows Tim Leiweke's Galaxy blueprint

Toronto FC's rise to MLS dominance follows Tim Leiweke's Galaxy blueprint

You don’t have to look too hard to see Tim Leiweke’s fingerprints on Toronto FC’s climb from MLS disaster to league dominance. Nor do you need a degree in sports management to understand how it happened.

But it would be helpful to know a little bit about history — specifically Galaxy history — since the plan Leiweke used was the same one he followed to create a dynasty in Southern California a decade ago.

“That’s where it all started,” says general manager Tim Bezbatchenko, the man Leiweke brought in to oversee Toronto FC’s transformation.

On Saturday the past and present versions of Leiweke’s vision will square off at the StubHub Center (SSN, Spectrum Deportes, 7:30...

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