Victor Vazquez is staying in red.
Toronto FC announced a multi-year extension for the Spanish midfielder on Wednesday.
“Following the conclusion of the 2016 season, teams within MLS started to figure out they could sit back on us," TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a release. "It was critical for our group to find a top-level talent that could help unlock teams and put us over the top. Victor ultimately would become that piece helping us in our success last season in winning the treble. We are pleased to get this deal done so that Victor can help us defend our titles this season and beyond.”
A product of the Barcelona academy, the 31-year-old Vazquez was a revelation in his first season in Major League Soccer, finishing second in assists with 16 and leading the league in game-winning helpers with six, earning himself a spot in the MLS Best XI for 2017. The native of Barcelona was named MLS Player of the Week on four occasions.
In 39 appearances across all competitions for the the treble winners, Vasquez had 10 goals and 20 assists.
So far this campaign, Vazquez has appeared in five games for the Reds in the league and in CONCACAF Champions League play.
Toronto FC is back in action on March 30 when they visit Real Salt Lake.