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Report: Toronto FC acquires Terrence Boyd

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Toronto FC may have let Sebastian Giovinco walk but they did add a former U.S. Men’s National Team striker to the mix.

After being linked originally to the club by ESPN, Terrence Boyd is now a Toronto FC player. The 27-year-old will not be signed to a Designated Player contract but will join fellow American striker Jozy Altidore in Greg Vanney’s attacking front.

The Washington Post confirmed the move on Thursday, ending a week of negotiations between the two parties.

Boyd, 27, most recently scored five goals in 44 appearances with Darmstadt while also dealing with a torn ACL during his time there. He began his professional career with Hertha Berlin II in 2009, and has also spent time with Borussia Dortmund II, Rapid Wien, and RB Leipzig.

His most prominent spell came with Rapid Wien between 2012-2014 where he tallied 37 goals and 11 assists in 80 appearances.

Boyd has won 13 caps with the USMNT but last represented the team in 2013.

Toronto FC opens their season in the Concacaf Champions League on Feb. 19th against Independiente.

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  1. This seems a very Odd addition by Toronto, unless they’re getting ready to dump Jozy. The 2 are too similar in style to play them together in a 2 striker formation, so you’re basically going to play 1 and sit 1.
    When you consider Jozy’s injuries over the last couple years and the number of games he’s likely to miss due to the Gold Cup and other National Team games, I guess I could see the benefit of having a back-up like Boyd (if at the right price).
    Replacing the other attackers who left Toronto this off-season is going to be more difficult.

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  2. Wasn’t he brought into and made a late cameo for the US in 2015 when I believe he was still at RB Leipzig

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  3. Curious move as he and Altidore are both target forwards. Hopefully they will have an adequate replacement for Giovinco as he drew so many defenders with his dribbling/passing which gave Altidore good room to find openings.

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  4. It’s going to be good to see if he is REALLY a good striker that was just on the wrong side of opportunity in Germany. MLS has a way of revealing talent in players coming from other leagues, both in a positive and negative way…..?

    Maybe Boyd / Altidore can develop into something exciting

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