– Toronto FC Transfers, Trades, Signings & Rumors

TFC Acquires Jacob Peterson
January 21, 2010, 2:35 PM
Filed under: Colorado Rapids, Jacob Peterson, Toronto FC, Trade

Toronto FC announced Thursday they have acquired midfielder Jacob Peterson from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money. Per league and team policies financial terms were not available.

“This is a player that Preki has been wanting for some time,” said director of soccer Mo Johnston. “We’re looking forward to bringing him into camp and getting him working with the rest of the players.”

Peterson, 23, was the Rapids’ first pick of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, (2nd Round, 21st overall) and made his professional debut playing 21 minutes on April 8, 2006 against the Columbus Crew. After establishing himself into the first team in his first season with the club, he was named the team’s “Rookie of the Year”. In the 2009 MLS season the midfielder appeared in 23 games with Colorado, making 12 starts and adding two goals and two assists. He missed the last month of the regular season due to injury.

A graduate of Indiana University, he won two National Championships with the Hoosiers in 2003 and 2004, scoring a goal in both finals. Peterson was also named a semi-finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy award.

On the International stage, he was a member of the U.S. U-23 National Team, travelling with them to Japan in February of 2007. Peterson has been a part of both the U-17 and U-20 teams and competed at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championships in the Netherlands.

Peterson will be in Toronto for the start of pre-season on February 1st.

Source: Click Here

TFC / Houston Trade Coming?
April 14, 2009, 4:27 PM
Filed under: Houston Dynamo, Rumor, Trade

Nothing’s official yet, but keep your eyes on what’s going on in Toronto, because you may in the coming days hear of a trade for either someone on their roster, allocation money, or even an uncharacteristic draft pick. Why? Check this out:

From Globe & Mail:

Toronto FC have taken steps to bolster their back four by offering a trial to Ecuador national team defender Jose Luis Perlaza. The 27-year-old was in his country’s squad for the 2006 World Cup, but didn’t see any playing time in Germany. Perlaza was recently released by Ecuadorean club Centro Deportivo Olmedo. TFC will have to act fast if they want to keep him, as the Major League Soccer transfer window closes tomorrow.

Yes, this is the same Jose Luis Perlaza that Dynamoplanet said was deemed a discovery option by the Houston Dynamo alongside Canadian “will I ever sign” Andrew Hainault. Here’s that original DP article.

Now, that means that if Toronto likes Perlaza, they’re going to have to give up something to the Dynamo in return. The question then becomes “what would the Dynamo ask for?”…

Source: Click Here

Rapids deal for Richardson
February 26, 2009, 9:19 AM
Filed under: Colorado Rapids, Gregory Richardson, Toronto FC, Trade

The Colorado Rapids have spent a good portion of the off-season trying to find another forward to complement strikers Conor Casey and Omar Cummings and the Rapids may have finally found their man.

The Rapids struck a deal with Toronto FC, sending an undisclosed 2010 draft pick (believed to be in the first two rounds) to Toronto in exchange for the rights to Guyanese forward Gregory Richardson, sources with knowledge of the deal told SBI on Thursday. Richardson had been on trial with Toronto FC, which held the top Discovery Claim on the him, but TFC ultimately decided to deal the MLS rights to Richardson to the Rapids.

A striker who most recently played for Trinidad & Tobago club Joe Public, Richardson first rose to prominence in MLS circles when he scored an impressive hat-trick against New England in Joe Public’s 4-0 CONCACAF Champions League win at Gillette Stadium last September. His combination of speed and skill had a long list of teams interested in his services, but Toronto ultimately landed his rights and dealt them to the Rapids after choosing not to keep him following an extended trial.

There is no word yet on whether Richardson has agreed to a contract with the Rapids, but the fact that a deal was completed suggests that a deal has either already been reached, or should be reached soon.

Source: Click Here

Serioux traded to TFC
February 24, 2009, 9:28 AM
Filed under: Adrian Serioux, FC Dallas, Toronto FC, Trade

According to 3rd Degree sources the hypothetical deal that was making the rounds today has now gone down and Adrian Serioux has been traded to Toronto FC.  While it’s unknown at this time what FCD got in return, our sources say Serioux is on a plane to Ft. Lauderdale tonight to join TFC in Sunrise, Florida. 

It seems apparent that the combination of the tryout of Marcelo Saragosa at right back, plus the presence of so many new center backs that may allow Drew Moor to play wide right, has made Serioux surplus to requirements here in Dallas.

Serioux had long wanted to play in Canada and had made it known in Dallas his desire to go north.  Serioux was originally selected by TFC from Houston Dynamo in the expansion draft when Houston left him unprotected for the express purpose of playing at home, only to have TFC turn around and trade him to Dallas.

In two season with Dallas, Serioux has started 36 games, including playoffs, gathering four assists.

Source: Click Here

Serioux to TFC?
February 23, 2009, 4:56 PM
Filed under: Adrian Serioux, FC Dallas, Rumor, Toronto FC, Trade

The Insider has learned that FC Dallas is planning to trade Canadian midfielder Adrian Serioux to Toronto for a draft pick and allocation money. Serioux, 29, began his pro career in Toronto with the A-League’s Lynx 10 years ago. He started 24 league games for FCD last year and had four assists, second best on the club.

Source: Click Here

Marshall traded to Seattle
February 10, 2009, 2:11 PM
Filed under: Toronto FC, Trade, Tyrone Marshall

Toronto FC announced Tuesday that they have acquired allocation money from expansion side Seattle Sounders FC in exchange for defender Tyrone Marshall. As per league and team policy, details of the deal were not announced.

“Tyrone is a veteran of this league and we wish him all the best,” said manager, director of soccer Mo Johnston. “We are sad to see him go, trades are always difficult but in the long run we feel we have made another move to improve our team.”

Marshall, 34, joined Toronto FC in a trade with the LA Galaxy on June 13, 2007 that sent forward Edson Buddle to the west coast. The defender appeared in 40 games with Toronto logging 3,459 minutes. This is the Jamaican International’s 11th season in Major League Soccer having made previous stops in Colorado, Miami and Los Angeles.

Source: Click Here

TFC trades Dunivant
February 1, 2009, 9:31 AM
Filed under: Toronto FC, Trade

As training camp gets set to open up here in Toronto on Monday, players are starting to make their way back to the city but one player who won’t be here is Todd Dunivant. Toronto FC agreed to trade the left-sided player to the LA Galaxy over the weekend in a move designed to free space under the salary cap.

Although, the move is yet to be made official I would expect an announcement to come from the club in the early stages of this week. After the Footy Show blog broke the news of Pablo Vitti being on Mo Johnston’s radar earlier this month, Mo has made no secret of his desire to sign the young Argentine and from what I understand is still very much in the pursuit of Vitti so I expect this deal to have been organised in preparation for another.

Source: Click Here