Toronto FC to bring in Jeremy Brockie on loan from Wellington Phoenix

Jeremy Brockie shouting for his country! - Hannah Johnston

Toronto is looking to sneak in players before the MLS window closes until the summer and they are set to bring in Wellington Phoenix attacker and New Zealand international Jeremy Brockie on loan.

The MLS window is about to slam shut but it seems that Toronto FC is keeping busy in the closing hours trying to find a few pieces to strengthen the squad. With Steven Caldwell being looked at to provide some added quality on the backline the club is also reported to be looking towards Australia and Wellington Phoenix's Jeremy Brockie. Reports from Australia state the following:

Wellington Phoenix star Jeremy Brockie won't be available for the clash because he's heading out on loan to Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, a club managed by Brockie's former New Zealand teammate, Ryan Nelson.


The 25 year old attacking player is coming off a season with Wellington Phoenix where his team finished on the bottom of the A League but he was one of the club's few bright spots. In his 24 appearances for his new club he notched 16 goals and added 2 assists. It was an impressive season following his transfer from Newcastle Jets last May.

The attacking midfielder has a strong connection to Toronto FC in the form of having spent a fair bit of time playing with the club's new head coach. Both Brockie and Ryan Nelsen have been key contributors for the New Zealand National team in recent years as Brockie has made 34 senior appearances for his country.

Brockie seems to have found a home in Wellington having bounced around to a number of clubs in both Australia and New Zealand early in his career. It was not until 2010 when he signed with Newcastle Jets that he really started to make a name for himself as a player in his early 20's playing internationally and contributing in A League.

The deal for Brockie will be a loan though as he signed a 3 year contract when he joined Wellington last spring. He still has two years remaining on that deal but after his strong season the 25 year old could be in for interest from bigger clubs around the World.

Brockie was named to the A League All Star team but if the reports are true that he will be heading to Toronto this week he would have to miss that game as he would no longer be in the country.

If Caldwell would be an addition that does not quite make sense due to the current group of players TFC has then Brockie is the opposite and should excite fans who have seen him play in A League. His ability to play on either wing and provide a consistent scoring threat from a number of positions could prove to be valuable for TFC with Hogan Ephraim and John Bostock struggling to make consistent contributions to the attack.

Brockie fills a clear need for TFC and would be an addition that makes sense. He was one of the top scorers in A League last year while playing on a poor team and a would come to TFC already in form having just wrapped up his season. It could be a valuable pickup to help provide a short term boost to the team's scoring threat.

If you want to get excited about this potential move then sit back and enjoy all his goals from the past season!


With the transfer window about to close in MLS it is likely that this story will develop quickly and we will keep you up to date on any new changes.
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