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Toronto FC Release Burgos Jr.

Bit of a collectors item here with Burgos actually in action for TFC.
Bit of a collectors item here with Burgos actually in action for TFC.

With the MLS window opening up on June 27th it was only a matter of time before Toronto FC made their first roster moves of the summer. They got things started with one that really is not that big of a story. By releasing Efrain Burgos Jr. they have done little more than clear out a roster spot as his $33k contract was not hitting the salary cap anyhow.

The club announced the move with a very bare bones post on their website which seems fitting as there was not much to be said about his time at the club.

Burgos only made two appearances for the club after being selected 44th overall in the 3rd round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. He only racked up 11 minutes of playing time in those two matches so he was certainly not a key part of either coaches plans.

The club did have to wait a full season to be able to bring the El Salvador native in after he had issues getting a work permit in the season after he was drafted. He does have experience, playing a few games for the El Salvador national team but he never seemed to be ready to make the jump to the MLS level.

He did just about enough in preseason to merit the team giving him an extended look and bringing him in on a league minimum deal but since then he has barely been more than an after thought. He will now be free to move on and pursue other options and hopefully he finds the chance to play some more minutes somewhere.