Immediately following the confirmation that Sebastian Giovinco has been sold to Al-Hilal, a team in Saudi Arabia, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic has confirmed that Toronto FC have signed American striker Terrence Boyd.
Can confirm on my end that Toronto FC has acquired Terrence Boyd. Hearing it's a minimal deal. Should be seen as a depth player first and foremost. #TFCLive— Joshua Kloke (@joshuakloke) January 31, 2019
Boyd, 27, is joining the club from SV Darmstadt 98, a club that plays in the second division of Germany.
He is yet to score in the 13 appearances he’s made so far in the 2018/19 season in all competitions, but he has played just 157 minutes over those games, so not much can be made of those performances.
Overall for Darmstadt, he has played 44 times in all competitions, 29 times off the bench, and scored five goals since January 2017.
The most successful stint of his career came between 2012 and 2014, when he was playing with Rapid Vienna, the most successful club in Austria. In 80 appearances for the club, he scored 37 goals and provided 11 assists.
Knee injuries prevented him from playing very many games during his time with RB Leipzig, as he only made eight appearances in all competitions between the 2014/15 and 2016/17 seasons, all of them during the 2014/15 season. He scored three goals in that time.
Since 2012, he has also made 14 appearances for the United States national team, and was among Jürgen Klinsmann’s preliminary roster for the 2014 World Cup, but he didn’t make the final 23.
As Joshua Kloke mentioned in the tweet above, Boyd is seen as a depth striker for the club, as a replacement for Tosaint Ricketts, rather than for Giovinco.