The transaction tracker at TFC Republic is a special feature where we will list all of the roster additions and cuts, trades, signings and re-signings, and transfers made by Toronto FC, and examine what each move means for the club moving forward.
It's a great way to keep tabs on what Toronto FC is doing and how it's building its roster, as we look at each transaction in a bit of detail.
August 29, 2023: Thompson goes on loan with Lillestrøm SK
Toronto sends midfielder Kosi Thompson on loan to Norwegian top-flight club Lillestrøm SK for the remainder of the 2023 Major League Soccer season. As part of the deal, Lillestrøm has the option to exercise a permanent transfer for Thompson at the end of his loan.
August 20, 2023: TFC signs goalkeeper Luka Garvran
Toronto FC signed TFC 2 goalkeeper Luka Gavran through 2023, with options for 2024 and 2025. He was added to the roster via the MLS Extreme Hardship rule, which allows a team to add a player to its roster when it has fewer than two goalkeepers or has less than 16 outfield players available.
August 7, 2023: Perruzza goes on loan with HFX Wanderers
HFX Wanderers FC have acquired Canadian forward Jordan Perruzza on loan from Toronto FC for the remainder of the 2023 Canadian Premier League season. The deal is expected to be announced on Monday.
August 4, 2023: Toronto adds German forward Prince Owusu
Toronto FC signs German forward Prince Owusu through 2024 with an option for 2025. He'll be added to the club’s roster pending his Canadian work permit, medicals, and receipt of the International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
August 2, 2023: Richie Laryea joins Whitecaps; won’t be back at TFC
The Vancouver Whitecaps announced that fullback and Canadian international Richie Laryea has joined the club on loan for the rest of the season from English side Nottingham Forest. It’s expected that the Whitecaps will sign Laryea on a permanent basis in the off-season, even though the club does not have the option to make him a permanent signing as part of the loan deal. This means he won't be back at Toronto FC.
July 28, 2023: Toronto adds South African striker Cassius Mailula
Toronto FC has signed 22-year-old South African forward Cassius Mailula, from Mamelodi Sundowns FC of South Africa's top division, through 2026 with an option for 2027. Terms of the transfer were not disclosed. TFC added Mailula to their roster under the MLS U-22 Initiative.
July 26, 2023: Toronto deals Hedges to Austin for GAM
Toronto FC announced it has traded defender Matt Hedges to Austin FC in exchange for up to $475,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). Toronto gets $375,000 in 2024 GAM and up to an additional conditional $100,000 in 2025 GAM based on the player’s roster status on January 1, 2024.
July 25, 2023: TFC loans Akinola to Earthquakes
Toronto FC has loaned forward Ayo Akinola to the San Jose Earthquakes for the remainder of the 2023 MLS season. In return, TFC receives a 2023 international roster slot. The Earthquakes will have the option to exercise a permanent transfer for Akinola through 2024 at the end of his loan.
July 13, 2023: TFC swaps midfielders with New England
Toronto FC has acquired midfielder Latif Blessing and a 2023 international roster slot from the New England Revolution in exchange for midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye.
July 10, 2023: TFC adds Franco Ibarra via loan deal
Toronto FC announced it has acquired Argentine midfielder Franco Ibarra on a loan deal from Atlanta United FC for the remainder of the 2023 MLS season. In return, Atlanta receives $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). Atlanta also retains the player’s rights following the conclusion of the loan – Toronto doesn’t have the option to make Ibarra a permanent signing.
April 25, 2023: Toronto trades for Sapong, Mabika
Toronto FC acquired forward CJ Sapong from Nashville SC in exchange for defender Lukas MacNaughton. Nashville also receives a guaranteed $125,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2024 and up to $75,000 in conditional GAM in 2025.
In a separate trade move, TFC acquired defender Aimé Mabika from Inter Miami CF. In exchange, Toronto sent $100,000 in GAM in 2024. As part of the trade, Inter Miami will also receive up to an additional $100,000 in conditional GAM, and will retain a 25 per cent sell-on percentage for Mabika.
Both moves were completed before the MLS primary transfer window closed on Monday.
April 6, 2023: Toronto signs Alonso Coello Camarero
Toronto FC announced it has signed midfielder Alonso Coello Camarero through 2023, with options for 2024 and 2025. The Spanish midfielder will occupy an international roster spot.
March 14, 2023: Reds claim Gutiérrez off waivers
Toronto FC announced it has picked up left fullback Cristián Gutiérrez off waivers from the Vancouver Whitecaps.
March 2, 2023: Luke Singh loaned out to Atlético Ottawa
Toronto FC announced that centre back Luke Singh has been loaned to Atlético Ottawa of the Canadian Premier League through December 2023.
Feb. 28, 2023: Kadin Chung has contract terminated
Toronto FC announced it came to a mutual agreement with defender Kadin Chung to terminate his contract effective immediately.
Feb. 24, 2023: Reds add Kobe Franklin to 1st team roster
Toronto FC announced it has signed defender Kobe Franklin to a homegrown contract through 2024, with options for 2025 and 2026. Franklin becomes the 32nd player in club history to sign for the first team from the youth academy.
Feb. 20, 2023: Reds trade Jiménez to Dallas for Servania
Toronto FC acquired midfielder Brandon Servania from FC Dallas in exchange for Jesús Jiménez and an international roster lot through the remainder of the 2023 season. As part of the trade, TFC will also retain a portion of Jiménez’s salary budget charge.
Feb. 8, 2023: Jayden Nelson sold to Rosenborg
Toronto FC reached an agreement with Norwegian club Rosenborg BK for the transfer of Canadian winger Jayden Nelson.
Feb. 7, 2023: Toronto FC adds Sigurd Rosted
Toronto FC reached an agreement with Danish club Brøndby IF for the transfer of Norwegian centre back Sigurd Rosted. The 28-year-old was signed by TFC using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to a three-year deal with an option for 2026.
Jan. 27, 2023: Toronto FC adds free agent Sean Johnson
Toronto FC signs U.S. international goalkeeper Sean Johnson using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) through 2024.
Jan. 24, 2023: Toronto FC adds left fullback Raoul Petretta
Toronto FC signs Italian defender Raoul Petretta from Turkish club Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü, using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) through 2025, with an option for 2026.
Jan. 12, 2023: Toronto FC acquire forward Adama Diomande
Toronto FC picked up Norwegian forward Adama Diomande off waivers, signing him to a contract through 2024 with an option for 2025.
Jan. 5, 2023: Chris Mavinga leaves Toronto FC
Out of contract since Toronto FC decided not to pick up its option at the end of the 2022 MLS season, Chris Mavinga has signed a two-year deal with the LA Galaxy, where he'll be reunited with former Reds coach Greg Vanney.
Dec. 21, 2022: Reds draft Canadian defender
Toronto FC used its second-round pick (No. 32 overall) of the MLS SuperDraft on Penn State defender Jalen Watson. With its third-round pick (No. 61 overall), TFC selected Western Michigan forward Charlie Sharp.
Dec. 19, 2022: Reds land free agent defender Matt Hedges
Toronto FC has signed defender Matt Hedges to a two-year contract, with options through 2026, using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).
Dec. 16, 2022: TFC signs Victor Vázquez
Toronto FC announced it has signed Víctor Vázquez through 2023, with an option for 2024, after selecting him in the second stage of last month's MLS re-entry draft.
Dec. 12, 2022: TFC inks Jonathan Osorio to a new deal
Toronto FC re-signed Canadian international midfielder Jonathan Osorio to a three-year contract, with an option for 2026, using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).
Nov. 22, 2022: Toronto acquires Vázquez in re-entry draft
Toronto FC selected veteran midfielder Victor Vázquez in the second stage of the 2022 MLS re-entry draft.
Nov. 17, 2022: Toronto acquires Romero in re-entry draft
Toronto FC selected goalkeeper Tomás Romero in the first stage of the 2022 MLS re-entry draft.
Nov. 15, 2022: Domenico Criscito retires, leaves TFC
Veteran fullback Domenico Criscito, 35, announced his retirement after a 19-year career, the last six months of which was spent in MLS at Toronto FC.
Nov. 9, 2022: TFC trades Petrasso to Orlando
Toronto FC announced the trade of defender Luca Petrasso to Orlando City SC for a guaranteed $300,000 of General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2023. TFC will receive an additional $50,000 in GAM in 2024 and $50,000 in 2025 if certain performance-based metrics are met. As part of the trade, the Reds will also retain a sell-on percentage in the event of a permanent transfer of the Canadian defender.
Oct. 14, 2022: Bono, Westberg among end-of-season departures
Goalkeepers Alex Bono and Quentin Westberg, defender Doneil Henry, and midfielder Noble Okello are out of contract at the end of 2022 and will not return to TFC next season.
Sept. 13, 2022: TFC adds Hugo Mbongue
Toronto FC signed TFC 2 forward Hugo Mbongue to a homegrown contract through 2025, with an option for 2026.
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