In the midst of a number of major MLS trades, Toronto FC made one that would appear fairly minor. The club sent $75,000 in general allocation money and $75,000 in targeted allocation money and the number six allocation spot, for the number two allocation spot.
Because it is very hard to keep up with all of the MLS roster building mechanism, allocation order means Toronto gets the second pick of a specific group of foreign-based US and Canadian internationals. This was partially how Toronto acquired Jozy Altidore.
It could just be a move for the future, after all Toronto didn’t give up all that much. But with the clubs need for a player of that calibre it would seem a move that will bring a player to the team in the near future.
Mitchell Tierney and Michael Leach of 680 News discuss some of the player possibilities Toronto FC might be targeting with this allocation position on the latest Footy Talks podcast.
They also recap the 2018 MLS Cup and talk about the legacy of Atlanta United and how they as a club have changed the league for the better. A number of other MLS trades are also discussed, specifically the ones that involve Canadian players and teams.
Finally, the pair takes a look at the Women’s World Cup draw for the Canadian women’s national team and Christine Sinclair winning women’s national team player of the year for the 14th time.