What now? That’s the question on a lot of Toronto FC fans mind after a retooling offseason is starting to look a lot more like a rebuild. Victor Vazquez, Nick Hagglund and now it appears Gregory van der Wiel are on their way out the door.
The questions have since turned to what is coming back through those doors. Toronto FC now has a lot of cap space with the Vazquez, Hagglund and soon to be van der Wiel contracts off the books as well as the additional cap space they acquired during the Hagglund trade.
The trade that sent Hagglund to Cincinnati also gives Toronto the top spot in the allocation order, a mechanism that they used to acquire Laurent Ciman earlier in the offseason. Whether they decide to use it right away remains to be seen, but it is certainly an option.
According to Gareth Wheeler of TSN, who spoke with Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis, the club has designs for that cap space and will be making moves very soon.
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Mitchell Tierney and Charlie O’Connor-Clarke discuss who and where Toronto FC should be looking as they try to get the roster ready for the 2019 season. They look at some potential allocation order options as well as breaking down the recent moves for the club.
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