Tim Bezbatchenko was busy today, making a minor trade with the Montreal Impact after the club announced Tosaint Ricketts as its latest signing. The trade involved no players, as Toronto FC sent an international roster spot to the Impact in exchange for Montreal's highest second-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
This deal is more relevant to Impact supporters than Toronto FC, as the move likely means the Impact will be bringing in a new player during this summer transfer window. Currently in fifth place in the MLS Eastern Conference, the Impact will be looking to add some pieces to increase the consistency of their squad.
Toronto FC's management, on the other hand, have had a clear focus on building through the draft. Recent selections Nick Hagglund, Daniel Lovitz, Alex Bono, Clement Simonin and Tsubasa Endoh have all spent time with the senior squad. 2015 pick Skylar Thomas and 2016 pick Brian James also appear to have first team futures.
What this move does also give is insight into Toronto FC's potential transfer window dealings, as this means they likely won't be pursuing too many international players. The club did have international spots to spare, however, especially after Damien Perquis was recently released.
Toronto FC isn't expected to make any other major moves after today's signing of Canadian international Tosaint Ricketts, however, they could make another move to try to shore up the club's depth for the second half of the season.