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10-day Trial for Armenian Striker
January 7, 2010, 12:49 PM
Filed under: Toronto FC, Trial

MLS side Toronto FC have handed a 10-day trial to Armenian striker Ilia Javorijan , starting from February 8th.

The 28-year-old target man has been plying his trade in Israel since 2004, and this season he has been a major disappointment for Maccabi Tel Aviv despite scoring 4 goals in 10 league appearances.

According to reports in Israel, Maccabi Tel Aviv are trying to get rid of the striker who doesn’t wish to play for other sides in the country and prefers a move abroad.

Javorijan has been playing for Israeli sides Hapoel Petach Tikva, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Irony Kiriat Shmona and Bnei Sachnin before moving to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the summer of 2008 for $515k. His contract runs out in the coming summer.

Scouts in Israel describe the Armenian international (3 caps) as a “very strong striker, with perceived presence in the box. Mostly useful inside the box, as he is heavy and limited in his movement. He is a bit clumsy but a fairly good finisher in front of goal. He still hasn’t proved that he can handle the pressure of playing for a big side.”

Source: Click Here

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