Toronto FC has endured a rough season under new head coach Aron Winter, but the last-place team in the Eastern Conference still has playoff aspirations and took a step toward trying to realize those dreams with a pair of major signings.
TFC announced the signings of German midfielder Torsten Frings and Dutch striker Danny Koevermans today, making the pair the second and third Designated Players on Toronto's roster, along with Julian deGuzman.
Frings, 34, and Koevermans, 32, will be eligible to play for Toronto once the summer transfer window opens on July 15th.
TFC is currently in last place in the Eastern Conference, but with the new MLS playoff format, the club is just four points out of the 10th and final playoff spot.
Frings is an infamous player among U.S. national team fans for being the German national team player who appeared to intentionally handle a goal-bound shot by Gregg Berhalter in the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals. Referee Hugh Dallas missed the call on what could have given the United States an equalizing penalty kick.
What do you think of the signings? Think Toronto can still make a playoff push?
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So much hate for TFC! I guess if you get more than 20 fans to a game you become a target!
I personally have never seen one signee from Antarctica fail yet.
why don’t you try reading more carefully? I was talking about their age. And I also said So. American players DO tend to work out better.
I can’t wait for the day when MLS doesn’t need ancient European players to improve teams. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to boo Frings.