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TFC Hires Percovich
December 15, 2009, 10:45 AM
Filed under: Coaching, Leo Percovich, Toronto FC

Toronto FC announced Monday that the team has hired Leo Percovich as assistant coach. Percovich arrives from Chivas USA where he was a member of their coaching staff as goalkeeper coach from January of 2008.

“Leo and Preki worked well together at Chivas, and like we said from the beginning when we hired Preki, if he wanted to bring his own guy in we would let him,” said director of soccer Mo Johnston. “I think Leo will mesh very well with the existing staff we have here.”

Percovich, 41 is a former Copa Libertadores and Uruguayan First Division champion. A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, he also served as goalkeeper coach with the Colorado Rapids (2006-2007) before joining Chivas USA. Percovich has trained under various coaches throughout Europe and Latin America, including time with club sides Real Madrid, Valencia, Stuttgart, Cruzeiro, and Pachuca as well as the national teams of Brazil, France, and Uruguay.

In his time as a player, Percovich made six appearances with the Uruguayan National Team during a professional career that saw him suit up for Nacional de Montevideo (1987-1993), Atletico Mineiro (1994), Guarani FC (1995), Fluminense FC (1995-1999), as well as Alianza de Lima in 2000 and Racing de Ferrot in 2001.

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