Following the departure of Tally Hall, Orlando City took a step on Monday to shore up the goalkeeper position.
Orlando City announced on Monday that the club has acquired goalkeeper Joe Bendik from Toronto FC in exchange for a conditional fourth round selection in the 2017 MLS Draft.
“Joe is a proven goalkeeper who has significant amount of experience within the league,” said head coach Adrian Heath. “We’re looking forward to working with him as he’s a strong competitor who comes highly recommended.”
The 26-year-old goalkeeper joins Orlando City after spending the past three seasons with TFC. In total, Bendik made 73 appearances for the club, including 13 in 2015.
Bendik’s signing replaces the incumbent Hall, who made 23 total appearances for the club in 2015. Hall’s contract was not picked up by the club after the 30-year-old goalkeeper suffered a torn meniscus for his second major knee injury in as many years.
In joining Orlando City, Bendik joins a goalkeeper corps that includes 23-year-old Earl Edwards Jr. and Homegrown prospect Mason Stajduhar.
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