• Toronto FC signs two DPs

      Toronto FC announced this afternoon that it has signed a pair of designated players.

      Defensive midfielder Torsten Frings and striker Danny Koevermans will join the Reds when the transfer window opens on July 15. No salaries were disclosed.

      Both will bring a level of leadership and pedigree that is sorely lacking on the injury depleted Reds right now. Frings has starred for Germany in past World Cups and Koeverman's time at PSV hasn't been short on goals.

      But perhaps the most telling moment of the press conference, and what lies ahead for Toronto, was when Technical Director and Head Coach Aron Winter danced around the question of what will happen to current defensive midfielder Julian DeGuzman.

      "Perhaps they both can play the position."

      Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the oft-embattled Canadian international.

      But what do you think? Do you like Koevermans and Frings? Is Julian DeGuzman all but out the door?
      Comments 8 Comments
      1. Diego's Avatar
        Diego -
        It was a question he must've KNOWN would be asked and that's all he could come up with. That definitely was the most interesting part of the press conference.

        I would say DeGuzman is surely on his way out with these signings plus that answer; however, I'm a little confused as to his contract. CAN they just get rid of him?

        I highly doubt we're going to keep 3 DP's, considering the "luxury tax" we would be forced to pay and considering that nobody (fans or it seems management either) even WANTS that 3rd one if it's DeGuzman.

        But what are their options to get rid of him?
      1. Ossington Mental Youth's Avatar
        Ossington Mental Youth -
        Prob pay him to jog on
      1. Unregistered's Avatar
        Unregistered -
        Forgive me for not being excited.

        Winter's answer was as close to "Fuck that guy" as we're going to hear on the JDG subject.
      1. Unregistered's Avatar
        Unregistered -
        Way to make a first impression there Torsten Frings. Show up in a ratty t-shirt with a backwards hat. Looks like a teenage punk that just came in from recess. I'm already convinced he doesn't give a shit just based on that.
      1. Unregistered's Avatar
        Unregistered -
        As much as these guys are obviously way way better than the players we have now, I'm uncomfortable with the strategy of importing old stars. Weren't we supposed to be trying to develop from within?

        Best case scenario, they stick around for a few seasons, are productive on the pitch and provide mentoring and leadership for the younger players.

        Worst (or worse) case scenario, they're only here for the payday (probably true in either case), are indifferent on the pitch and in their relationship to the club. Everyone hates them and they're gone after a year.

        Hope it's the former. It'll be interesting to find out.
      1. Unregistered's Avatar
        Unregistered -
        Worst case scenario in my opinion is that we do better in the standings and more importantly show the quality of the club to the rest of the world by being able to attract bigger names from Europe.
      1. Unregistered's Avatar
        Unregistered -
        Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
        Way to make a first impression there Torsten Frings. Show up in a ratty t-shirt with a backwards hat. Looks like a teenage punk that just came in from recess. I'm already convinced he doesn't give a shit just based on that.
        Ya! who does he think he is? show up and stink like that, damn him and his relaxed attitude!
      1. Unregistered's Avatar
        Unregistered -
        Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
        Way to make a first impression there Torsten Frings. Show up in a ratty t-shirt with a backwards hat. Looks like a teenage punk that just came in from recess. I'm already convinced he doesn't give a shit just based on that.
        Its a german look, man. Be a little less provincial please.
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