One of the biggest and most important questions facing Toronto FC this off-season was answered on Monday when the club announced that Jonathan Osorio had signed a new three-year contract, with an option for 2026.
Osorio, a 30-year-old from Toronto, was out of contract at the end of this year and was eligible for free agency. He earned $1.026 million US in 2022 and previously stated he was keeping his options open and was considering a move abroad. The veteran midfielder also admitted he would sign with another MLS team if the offer was right. In the end, though, Osorio decided to re-sign with the only team he's played for in his professional career.
On Tuesday, TFC held a press conference at BMO Field where Osorio talked about why he is staying in Toronto.
In the latest TFC Republic video blog, I recap the Osorio press conference, analyze his decision to re-sign with the Reds, and discuss why it's only a matter of time before he wears the captain's armband.
Watch the video below: