MLS

Toronto FC gets defender Agbossoumonde via lottery

{eot}
The Canadian Press
12/20/2012 3:15:26 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO -- Toronto FC has acquired young centre back Gale Agbossoumonde via a league lottery.

The 21-year-old was named the U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2010.

Toronto was one of six MLS teams in Thursday's lottery and held a 57.3 per cent chance of acquiring Agbossoumonde. Dallas (25.9 per cent), Houston (9.5 per cent), Seattle (5.0 per cent), Los Angeles (1.9 per cent) and San Jose (0.04 per cent) also took part in the lottery.

"We're thrilled to have Gale Agbossoumonde join Toronto FC," Toronto president and GM Kevin Payne said in a statement. "He's a young and immensely talented centre back with solid international experience at the U-17 and U-20 level for the United States, and we hope he will be a member of our team for years to come."

The Togolese-born American made his professional debut in 2009 with Miami FC of the USL. He had brief loan spells with Sporting Braga, Estoril Praia, Djurgarden and Eintracht Frankfurt II.

Most recently he was with the North American Soccer League's Carolina Railhawks.

Toronto FC (Photo: MLS)

zoom

(Photo: MLS)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Podcasts

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Frank Klopas: Sept. 18

Following Wednesday night's Champions League win, we catch up with the Impact's Head Coach

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Tommy Smyth: Sept. 18

We recap the UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 and sneak a peak at Tommy's legendary prediction ways.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 15

Luke, Jason and KJ are back in-studio to talk Toronto FC dysfunction, Tim Leiweke's comments, the Whitecaps playoff push, EPL & more.


More Podcasts

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television