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TORONTO (CP) -- All 1,000 spots at an open tryout for Toronto FC have been filled, the expansion MLS club said Thursday.

The club says it has received applications from across Canada and from as far away as Cruzeiro, Brazil.

The tryouts, open to players 14 and over at a non-refundable cost of $115, needed just over two weeks to reach capacity.

A waiting list has been created for those turned down.

The tryouts run Dec. 18 to 22 at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ont.

Toronto FC is the league's 13th franchise and will begin play next spring at the new 20,000-seat BMO Field at Exhibition Place on the Toronto waterfront.

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It is really impressive and encouraging someone did make some money in soccer in this country. However I understand most of the applicants who registered for try outs are 16 years old and 17 years old form various OYSl teams. I think they paid $115.00 to be seen by the scouts in the hope that some of the talent might be the building force behind their senior team for the future through their youth development teams. If this new organization is sincere about being succesful they can not overllok the young talent that is available to be developed in our back yard.

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