Team working on weak spots

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:44 PM ET

TORONTO -- Toronto FC director of soccer Mo Johnston said the team is still working to bolster its weak spots.

"Still looking to add another centre back and another striker," he said. "If we can get that in the near future, so be it. We're trying, (but) money's tight."

Starting keeper Stefan Frei is enjoying the competition veteran Jon Conway and young Milos Kocic are providing him.

"You definitely need to have competition," Frei said. "We're all working hard for that starting spot every single week. It helps us push each other and get better."

New addition Raivis Hscanovics of Latvia was already looking past his losing debut in New England.

"We just lost our concentration for the first 15 minutes and the game was done (but) that's history," he said.

Hscanovics said he was prepared to add some grit to the Reds. When asked what he brings he replied:

"Strength, tackles. (As) a defender, (the) best thing you can do is not concede a goal. If we won't concede any goals, than that's good."

Chad Barrett said with so many new faces, he has become part of the leadership mix.

"I'm no longer a rookie. If someone needs help, I'll help them," he said. "If I need help, I know (De Rosario) or the coaching staff will help me.

Major League Soccer announced it is drawing more fans per game this season than the NHL or NBA. MLS is drawing 18,452.14 so far, while the NBA (17,111.64) and NHL (17,004.53) averaged less over the entire 2009/10 season.


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