Toronto FC trades Santos for Avila

Toronto FC trades Santos for Avila

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Toronto FC trades Santos for Avila

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Toronto FC has pulled the strings on yet another trade.

The Reds maintained their wheeling-and-dealing ways by trading forward Maicon Santos to FC Dallas for midfielder Eric Avila on Tuesday, adding a potential sparkplug in the midfield while dealing away a captain for the second time this season. Toronto traded then-captain Dwayne De Rosario to New York earlier this season before passing the armband on to Santos.

As for FC Dallas, the club had been trying to move Avila, a reserve midfielder who has scored a couple of big goals for the team over the last two seasons. FCD explored a potential loan move for him to Mexican club Atlas earlier this summer only to have the deal fall apart. Santos, who has scored six goals this season, fills a need for the club at forward, where depth has been an issue all season.

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