Toronto FC has the 'deepest team' in MLS history - Greg Vanney

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney believes his team has more depth than any side in Major League Soccer history.

The Reds have the highest point total in MLS after using 19 players last week to beat two of the top teams in MLS, Orlando and Seattle, in a four-day span.

"I'd argue we're the deepest team in the history of the league," Vanney told the Toronto Sun. "That's my opinion."

Toronto FC has the highest payroll in the league at nearly $22.5 million US -- $4.6m more than the next-highest team, New York City FC -- though 82 percent of that goes to pay designated players Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore.

The remaining $4m is spread around an effective supporting cast that helped Toronto reach the MLS Cup final last year, but also gives Vanney a weekly selection headache for his three-man midfield.

Jonathan Osorio and Armando Cooper both started in December's final but came off the bench on Saturday at Seattle, while Vanney also has Bradley, Benoit Cheyrou, Victor Vazquez, Raheem Edwards and Marky Delgado to select from in midfield.

"We have a deep team, we have a lot of talented guys," Vanney said. "My toughest job this year is trying to keep the guys happy because they all want to play and they're all worthy of playing."

Bradley on Saturday credited Toronto's depth and emergence of young players as keys to the club's recent success.

"We feel like we have the best team in the league -- not just one to 11, but 12 and on," Bradley said. "That gets put to the test and it's up to us to prove that.

"We have a lot of good players. I spoke about it a few weeks ago. Our best attacking players are some of the best attacking players in the league. Rightfully so, they get a lot of attention and credit for everything they do for our team.

"For people who don't really watch, or who don't really know what they're watching, or don't watch with a close eye, it's easy to look past so many of our other players. So many of our young players are continuing to improve in so many ways."