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BMO-the Bank of Soccer-Welcomes Frings and Koevermans to Toronto FC

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 30, 2011) -

Editor's Note: A photo for this release will be available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press

BMO, the Bank of Soccer in Canada, is pleased to welcome Toronto FC's new signings, Torsten Frings and Danny Koevermans, to Toronto FC.

"We are thrilled to see such fantastic soccer stars join Toronto FC," said Sandy Bourne, Vice-President, Sponsorships, BMO Financial Group. "We're all looking forward to seeing them at BMO Field this summer, as Toronto FC makes its push for the playoffs. I encourage fans to come out on July 20 to BMO Field in their BMO-clad Toronto FC jerseys to cheer them on in their first game with the club."

BMO Team of the Week

BMO recently introduced BMO Team of the Week, a national program that recognizes youth soccer teams for their achievements both on and off the field.

BMO Team of the Week acknowledges youth soccer teams (age 7-12) from coast-to-coast that display team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game.

From April 1 to June 30, Canadian soccer coaches and parents can nominate their favourite youth soccer team by logging on to to enter an essay, photos or video to demonstrate why their team deserves to be the BMO Team of the Week.

Fifteen weekly winning teams will become finalists for the grand prize and all Canadians will be able to vote for their favourite team online beginning August 1 at

The BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion will receive a $125,000 field refurbishment, a trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game and a $5,000 donation to their chosen charity.

About BMO and Soccer

BMO supports soccer across Canada, from youth players in local neighbourhoods and communities, to the professional level. Our deep commitment to "The Beautiful Game" is evident with our grassroots sponsorship of more than 900 youth teams nationally. The relationship continues with support of Canada's men's and women's national teams, professional teams (Toronto FC, Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps FC) and our soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).

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News Media Contacts:
Peter Scott, Toronto