As Toronto FC embarks on a new season, coach Herdman characterizes it as a "return," signaling a shift from the team's recent divergence from its peak MLS performance. To facilitate this transformation, significant changes have been implemented across all aspects of the team's operation, with a particular emphasis on mindset.
Herdman revealed that the team is undergoing a physical transformation during their absence, describing it as an overhaul infused with "sprinkles of Robyn Gayle’s pixie dust." The objective is to align every element with a new mindset, setting the stage for a renewed TFC.
One of the key concepts being introduced is 'Heroic,' led by Brian Johnson, a renowned figure who has worked with the US Men's National Team and the Chicago Bulls. Johnson, the author of "Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential," is described by Herdman as someone who activates people's heroic potential.
The concept involves a unique app, thought-provoking sessions for players, and a book. According to Herdman, the focus is on understanding the hero's journey, as this season is considered a heroic endeavor with the ultimate goal being the return on that journey.
In essence, the upcoming season for Toronto FC is not just a fresh start but a transformative journey, guided by a new mindset and the incorporation of innovative concepts led by individuals such as Brian Johnson. The anticipation is high as TFC aims for a return to its former glory in MLS.