Alex Bono's tenure at Toronto FC came to a close after eight seasons in October when the club announced it wasn't going to bring him back for the 2023 MLS campaign.
In a lot of ways, it marked an end of era for the Reds, another instance of the club severing one more link to its glorious past. When you talk about some of the biggest moments in TFC history, Bono was at the centre of them, including the 2017 MLS Cup and the 2018 Concacaf Champions League final.
Bono, a 28-year-old native of Baldwinsville, NY, left Toronto as its all-time leader in clean sheets (35), wins (67), appearances (157) and starts (154) for a goalkeeper in all competitions
In part one of a two-part in-depth Q&A with TFC Republic, the veteran shot stopper discusses Toronto FC's decision not to renew his contract, his status as an MLS free agent, what the future holds for him, coach Bob Bradley's public criticisms of the team's goalkeeping this season, and much more.