It just never quite worked out for Terrence Boyd in Toronto. From the timing of his signing — shortly after the departure of Sebastian Giovinco — to the penalty he missed in his opening game with the club. It didn’t get much better thereafter.
Now, after just 339 minutes of MLS action and no goals, it looks like Boyd’s time in Toronto is coming to an end. ESPN FC’s Jeff Carlisle is reporting that Boyd and Toronto FC are looking to terminate his contract mutually.
Boyd is reportedly looking to join another club in Germany, which would free up just over $200,000 in cap space and give the club an extra roster spot. However, it would also leave the club reasonably thin up top with just Jozy Altidore, Patrick Mullins and Ayo Akinola remaining.
Multiple sources tell me that #TFCLive and Terrence Boyd are in the process of terminating his contract by mutual consent. This will allow Boyd to move to an unspecified team in the 3. Bundesliga. More in ESPN's Transfer Talk: https://t.co/kKKtpPy5As— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) July 25, 2019
Toronto has already been clear that they want to bring in a second TAM player over this window, so perhaps this extra space goes towards bringing in Boyd’s replacement.
It is also possible that the club promotes from within as 18-year-old Jordan Perruzza has been among the USL League One golden boot race all season with 7 goals and two assists. After the success that Jacob Shaffelburg has had coming up from Toronto FC II, not to mention Ali Curtis’ past focus on youth players this would make a lot of sense.
Either way, it is clear the club is ready to move on from a low-risk signing that really never panned out in the way either the player or the club hoped it would.