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TFC Signs Pablo Vitti
February 9, 2009, 3:54 PM
Filed under: Pablo Vitti, Signing, South America, Toronto FC

Toronto FC announced Monday the signing of Argentine forward Pablo Vitti to a loan deal. As per team policy details were not released.

Vitti, 23, joins from FC Chernomorets Odessa of the Ukrainian Premier League where he was on loan from Independiente of Argentina.

“We’ve kept tabs on him since he played here in the summer,” said manager, director of soccer Mo Johnston. “We actually made him an offer after that game, but it was refused at that time. MLS can be a difficult league for players to adjust to straight away so we are pleased that we could secure this loan deal now to allow Pablo time to adjust and settle in through a proper pre-season.”

Toronto FC fans may remember Vitti from last summer when Independiente paid a visit to BMO Field on July 15. Vitti scored the lone goal in the game in the 68th minute to give the visitors a 1-0 victory. His best season was in 2004/05 when he played for his hometown club Rosario Central when he scored eight goals in 29 appearances.

Vitti was part of the Argentina U-20 squad that competed at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands where Argentina defeated Nigeria for the title.

Vitti will join up with Toronto FC in Bradenton Florida on Tuesday, February 10 and will be officially added to the roster upon the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.

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Pablo Vitti to join tfc on loan
January 19, 2009, 10:50 AM
Filed under: Mo Johnston, Pablo Vitti, Rumor, South America, Toronto FC

Last week when Mo Johnston dropped another future TFC player as ‘90% per cent locked up’ many people proceeded down the path of caution following the number of players in the past who didn’t arrive despite being close.

However, from what I am hearing this one is very close to be done. The identity of the mystery South American striker is Argentine Pablo Vitti, a 23-year-old forward who played at BMO Field last summer for Independiente. Vitti, who was once one of the country’s most promising talents, represented Argentina in the Under 20 World Cup in 2005.

Johnston is currently negotiating with Vitti over the move which is expected to be on loan.

One further note on TFC and that is that, contrary to reports, Johann Smith is not on trial in Croatia. Smith was offered the chance but turned it down.

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South American Striker to TFC?
January 15, 2009, 11:55 PM
Filed under: Dwayne DeRosario, Mo Johnston, Rumor, South America, Toronto FC

(Mo Johnston) says he’s got a South American striker “90 per cent locked up.” (We’ve seen that movie before) And for the first time that I know of, he said on camera that they are indeed re-negotiating the contract of Dwayne De Rosario and that everything is in order.

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