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Toronto FC roster (18 Senior 10 Developmental)

Canadian (6-7)

1. Jim Brennan M (Free - England)

2. Marco Reda D (Free - Norway)

3. Chris Pozniak D (Free - Norway)

4. Adam Braz D (Free - Montreal)

5. Greg Sutton G (Transfer - Montreal)

6. Andrea Lombardo F (Free- Italy)

7. Maycoll Canizalez M (Free - Germany)

8. Kenny Stamatopoulos G (Loan -Tromso)

American (3)

9. Tyrone Marshall D (Trade - Los Angeles) -Jamaica/USA

10. Ronnie O'Brien M (Trade - Dallas) -Ireland/USA

11. Jeff Cunnighham F (Trade - Real Salt Lake) -USA

Internationals (4)

12. Daniele Dichio (Free - Preston North End,England) -England

13. Carl Robinson M (Free - Norwich City, England) - Wales

14. Todd Dunivant(Trade - New York Red Bulls) -USA

15. Collin Samuel (Free - Dundee United) -Trinidad & Tobago

Youth Internationals (4-5)

16. Andrew Boyens D (#10 draft pick) -New Zealand

17. Marvell Wynne D (New York Red Bulls) -USA

18.

Developmental Roster (9 Canadians, 1 youth International)

19. Maurice Edu M (# 1 draft pick) YI -USA

20.

21. Srdjan Djekanovic G (Transfer - Vancouver)

22. Nana Attakora-Gyan D (Canada U-20)

23. Dave Guzman (U of Louisville)

24. Tyler Hemming D/M (#40 Supplemental pick -Hartwick -Ottawa Fury)

25. Stephen Lumley D (Canada U-20)

26. Christian Nunez M (Canada U-20)

27. Joey Melo M/F (Canada)

28. Gabe Gala (Canada U-20)

Guest Players (Reserves)

<s>1. Nana Attakora-Gyan (Canada-U20)</s>

2. Shane Lammie (Canada-U20 Signed by North York CSL)

<s>3. Cristian Nuñez (Canada-U20)</s>

4. Frank Bruno

5. Desmond Humphries

6. Kayin Jeffers (Toronto Lynx)

7. Ryan Fante

In-Season Transactions:

April 15: Daniele Dichio acquired from Preston North End

April 17: Marvell Wynne acquired from New York Red Bulls

April 17: 2nd Rd. 08 Draft pick + Partial Allocation to NYRB

April 18: Kevin Goldthwaite acquired from Houston

April 18: Richard Mulrooney sent to Houston

April 18: 1st Rd 08 Draft pick acquired from Houston

April 19: Conor Casey traded to Colorado

April 19: Acquired rights to Riley O'Neill from Colorado

April 19: Acquired Allocation from Colorado

April 21: Tomer Chencinski released

April 21: Gabe Gala added to developmental roster

April 21: Andrew (AJ) Gray released

April 25: Sam Reynolds added for 1 game (Emergency keeper)

April 25: Richard Asante released

April 27: Srdjan Djekanovic signed from Vancouver

May 2: 1st Round draft 08 pick from Chivas USA

May 2: Paulo Nagamura traded to Chivas USA

May 22: Alecko Eskadarian traded to Real Salt Lake

May 22: 1st Round 08 draft pick to Real Salt Lake

May 22: Jeff Cunnignham acquired from Real Salt Lake

June 13: Tyrone Marshall acquired from Los Angeles

June 13: Edson Buddle traded to Los Angeles

June 21: Abbe Ibrahim released

June 21: Collin Samuel signed from Dundee United

June 25: Kevin Goldthwaite traded to New York Red Bulls

June 25: Todd Dunivant acquired from New York Red Bulls

July 07: Boris Pardo added as Emergency keeper

July 24: David Monsalve added as Emergency keeper

August 1: Kenny Stamatopoulos added on loan from Tromso Norway

August 29: Andy Welsh Transfer to Blackpool England

On trial (In-Season)

<s>1. Craig Forrest (Free - West Ham) </s>

<s>2. Srdjan Djekanovic G (Vancouver) Canada</s>

<s>3. Marc Bircham M (Queens Park Rangers)</s>

<s>4. Colin Samuel F (Dundee United) Trinidad & Tobago</s>

5. Calvin Rosario F (St. Catharines Roma reserves)

On Trial (Pre-Season)

<s>1. Jamaal Smith D (TFC tryouts -York University)</s>

<s>2. Rich Asante D/M (#27 Draft pick -Syracuse)</s>

<s>3. Jeff Gonsalves F (#40 Draft pick -Rhode Island)</s>

<s>4. Jarrod Smith F (#1 Supplemental pick -West Virginia) YI NZ</s>

<s>5. Hunter West F (#27 Supplemental pick -U of S. Florida)YI USA</s>

<s>6. Tyler Hemmings D/M (#40 Supplemental pick -Hartwick)</s>

<s>7. Niki Budalic F (TFC Tryouts - Norway)</s>

<s>8. Jon Paul Piques G (TFC tryouts - Braga Portugal)</s>

<s>9. David Monsalve G (Canada U-20)</s>

<s>10. Joey Melo F (Canada U-18)</s>

<s>11. Rick Titus D (Toronto Lynx)</s>

<s>12. Matthew Paleschi F (TFC tryouts -Toronto Lynx)</s>

<s>13. Qu Xing [Wuhan Guanggu] YI China</s>

<s>14. Hector Hurtado (Columbia)</s>

<s>15. Tomer Chencinski G (Fairleigh Dickinson)</s>

<s>16. AJ Gray (Canada U-20)</s>

<s>17. Stephen Lumley (Canada U-20)</s>

<s>18. Andy Welsh [Leicester(Sunderland)]YI England</s>

<s>19. Garfield Reid M (Jamaica)</s>

<s>20. Maycoll Canizalez (Canada)</s>

<s>21. Junaid Hartley (South Africa)</s>

<s>22. Gabe Gala (U-20 Canada)</s><s>

<s>23. Dave Guzman (U of Louisville)</s></s>

<s>24. Dane Klate (South Africa)</s>

<s>25. Loes Andrade (Portugal)</s>

Protected list:

Darryl Roberts F (YI T&T signed by Sparta Rotterdam) to Dec 31 2008

Jarrod Smith F (YI NZ Injured - ) to Dec 31 2008

Hunter West F (YI USA) to Dec 31 2008

Jeff Gonsalves F (Canada-signed by Rhode Island PDL)to Dec 31 2008

Riley O'Neill F (Canada) to Dec. 31 2008

Richard Asante M (Canada-signed by Toronto Lynx PDL)to Dec. 31 2008

Expansion Draft (November 2006)

1. Paulo Nagamura (Los Angeles Galaxy)

2. Danny O'Rourke (New York Red Bulls)

3. Jose Cancela (New England Revolution)

4. Adrian Serioux (Houston Dynamo)

5. Nate Jaqua (Chicago Fire)

6. Rod Dyachenko (D.C. United)

7. Jason Kreis (Real Salt Lake)

8. Tim Regan (Chivas USA)

9. Ritchie Kotschau (Columbus Crew)

10. Will Hesmer (Kansas City Wizards)

Superdraft (January 2007)

1. Maurice Edu (Maryland)

10. Andrew Boyens (New Mexico)

14. Traded to Dallas -Abdus Ibrahim (USA U-17)

27. Rich Asante (Syracuse)

40. Jeff Gonsalves (Rhode Island)

Supplemental Draft (January 2007)

1. Jarrod Smith (U of W. Virginia)

14. Darryl Roberts (Liberty College)

27. Hunter West (U of South Florida)

40. Tyler Hemmings (Hartwick)

National Team Appearances

Darryl Roberts -T&T (Date MP-G-A Level Competition Versus Score)

04-02-07 90-0-0 MNT Friendly Costa Rica 0-4

31-01-07 73-0-0 MNT Friendly Panama 1-2

23-01-07 90-0-0 MNT Caribbean Cup Haiti 1-2

20-01-07 90-0-0 MNT Caribbean Cup Cuba 3-1

28-05-07 67-0-0 MNT Tournament Haiti 1-0

30-05-07 22-1-0 MNT Tournament Mexico (Pan-AM) 2-1

07-06-07 84-0-0 MNT Gold Cup El Salvador 1-2

09-06-07 90-0-0 MNT Gold Cup USA 0-2

12-06-07 90-0-0 MNT Gold Gup Guatemala 1-1

Carl Robinson -Wales

06-02-07 90-0-0 MNT Friendly Northern Ireland 0-0

24-03-07 89-0-0 MNT Euro Cup Qual. Ireland 0-1

26-05-07 90-0-0 MNT Friendly New Zealand 2-2

02-06-07 90-0-0 MNT Euro Cup Qual. Czeck Rep. 0-0

Greg Sutton - Canada

01-06-07 90-0-0 MNT Friendly Venezuela 2-2

09-06-07 90-0-0 MNT Gold Cup Guadeloupe 1-2

Chris Pozniak -Canada

09-06-07 18-0-0 MNT Gold Cup Guadeloupe 1-2

11-06-07 90-0-0 MNT Gold Cup Haiti 2-0

16006-07 01-0-0 MNT Gold Cup Guatemala 3-0

Adam Braz -Canada

25-02-07 10-0-0 MNT Friendly Bermuda 3-0

01-06-07 57-0-0 MNT Friendly Venezuela 2-2

Andrea Lombardo -Canada

27-03-07 04-0-0 U20 Friendly Scotland 1-2

24-03-07 45-0-0 U20 Friendly Scotland 3-1

11-05-07 90-0-0 U20 Friendly Argentina 1-2

03-06-07 90-0-0 U20 Friendly USA 1-4

01-07-07 64-0-0 U20 World Cup Chile 0-3

05-07-07 09-0-0 U20 World Cup Austria 0-1

08-07-07 90-0-0 U20 World Cup Congo 0-2

Andrew (A.J.) Gray -Canada

27-03-07 27-0-0 U20 Friendly Scotland 1-2

24-03-07 45-0-0 U20 Friendly Scotland 3-1

03-06-07 42-0-0 U20 Friendly USA 1-4

06-06-07 08-0-0 U20 Freindly USA 4-0

Christian Nunez -Canada

11-05-07 90-0-0 U20 Friendly Argentina 1-2

03-06-07 90-0-0 U20 Friendly USA 1-4

06-06-07 90-0-0 U20 Friendly USA 4-0

18-06-07 53-0-0 U20 Friendly Czech Republic 0-0

01-07-07 90-0-0 U20 World Cup Chile 0-3

05-07-07 29-0-0 U20 World Cup Austria 0-1

Nana Attakora-Gyan -Canada

11-05-07 77-0-0 U20 Friendly Argentina 1-2

03-06-07 73-1-0 U20 Friendly USA 1-4

06-06-07 90-0-0 U20 Friendly USA 4-0

18-06-07 53-0-0 U20 Friendly Czech Republic 0-0

01-07-07 90-0-0 U20 World Cup Chile 0-3

08-07-07 90-0-0 U20 World Cup Congo 0-2

Gabe Gala -Canada

11-05-07 34-0-0 U20 Friendly Argentina 1-2

03-06-07 58-0-0 U20 Friendly USA 1-4

08-07-07 33-0-0 U20 World Cup Congo 0-2

Stephen Lumley -Canada

03-06-07 90-0-0 U20 Friendly USA 1-4

06-06-07 90-0-0 U20 Friendly USA 4-0

05-07-07 25-0-0 U20 World Cup Austria 0-1

08-07-07 57-0-0 U20 World Cup Congo 0-2

Andrew Boyens -New Zealand

26-05-07 90-0-0 MNT Friendly Wales 2-2

Marvell Wynne -USA

28-06-07 90-0-0 MNT Copa America Argentina 1-4

Ex-TFC

1. Jason Kries F (Trade/ RSL for partial Allocation)

2. Adrian Serioux D/M (Trade/ Dallas for Ronnie O'Brien)

3. Will Hesmer G (Trade/ Columbus for partial Allocation)

4. Danny O'Rourke M (Trade/ Columbus for partial Allocation)

5. Tim Regan D (Trade/ New York for Edson Buddle)

6. Nate Jaqua F (Trade/Los Angeles for Allocation)

7. Rod Dyachenko M/F (Trade/ DC United for 2008 1st pick)

8. Ritchie Kotschau D (Released - Signed by Real Salt Lake)

9. Jon Busch G (Released- signed with Chicago Fire)

10. Jose Cancela M (Traded to Colorado for YI spot)

11. Richard Mulrooney M (Traded to Houston)

12. Conor Casey F (Traded to Colorado)

13. Tomer Chencinski G (Released)

14. Andrew (AJ) Gray (Released)

15. Richard Asante D/M(Released-signed by Toronto Lynx -PDL)

16. Paulo Nagamura M (Traded to Chivas USA)

17. Alecko Eskadarian F (Traded to Real Salt Lake)

18. Edson Buddle F (Traded to Los Angeles Galaxy)

19. Abbe Ibrahim F (Released)

20. Kevin Goldthwaite D (Traded to New York Red Bulls)

21. Andy Welsh M [Transfer to Blackpool)

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Ronnie O'Brien is Irish.

Any word on where Kennedy Owusuh-Ansah will be? I thought he had a presence and upside with the u20's which will serve him very well. Signing as a 16 year old (17 now?) with an MLS roster would be ideal as he could play with the First Team, Reserves, and Youth Team.

Players I'd like for the Developmental Roster which are on our u20 team, in no order:

1. Nana Attakora-Gyan

2. Massimo Di Ioia

3. Kent O'Connor

4. AJ Gray

5. Shane Lammie

6. Stefan Leslie

7. Stephen Lumley

8. Christian Nunez

9. Kennedy Owusu-Ansah

Except for Stefan Leslie they are all NTC players, and either in Ontario or Quebec - thus "relocating" to Toronto wouldn't be an issue.

Or is this impossible because they are "youth internationals"????

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quote:Originally posted by bettermirror

Ronnie O'Brien is Irish.

He does have a green card though, so 'technically' he counts as a yank. Same with Cancela.

quote:Originally posted by bettermirror

Players I'd like for the Developmental Roster which are on our u20 team, in no order:

1. Nana Attakora-Gyan

2. Massimo Di Ioia

3. Kent O'Connor

4. AJ Gray

5. Shane Lammie

6. Stefan Leslie

7. Stephen Lumley

8. Christian Nunez

9. Kennedy Owusu-Ansah

Except for Stefan Leslie they are all NTC players, and either in Ontario or Quebec - thus "relocating" to Toronto wouldn't be an issue.

Or is this impossible because they are "youth internationals"????

Nope, all legally possible, as long as they are willing to come to Toronto of course. "Youth Internationals" just means young foreign players.

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Hey MM2, this could be very useful to me. Would you mind putting the nationality of each player (except of course the ones listed under Canadian and American) into the list?

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quote:Originally posted by bettermirror

1. Nana Attakora-Gyan

2. Massimo Di Ioia

3. Kent O'Connor

4. AJ Gray

5. Shane Lammie

6. Stefan Leslie

7. Stephen Lumley

8. Christian Nunez

9. Kennedy Owusu-Ansah

Mo Johnston rates AJ Gray very highly, so it would not be a huge shock for Gray to show up in TFC's youth setup.

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ya cross off KOA as bringing him back from germany is a non-starter.

It just sorta makes sense to bring in the NTC players from the region into a club setting to train together in such a structured environment (and not have to pay for the privilege)

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Kent O'Connor is with 1860; KOA is with Hertha; Stefan Leslie is with Vancouver; and Di Ioia is with Montreal so I doubt any of them will sign with Toronto. Nana Attakora-Gyan has also been on trial in Europe; as has Christian Nunez. From your list, I would think the best chances are Lumley, Gray and Lammie....and possibly Attakora-Gyan if he does not sign abroad. Would not be surprised to see Nunez with the Impact if he does not sign abroad.

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Having checked, how can Leslie have played 5 games for the Whitecaps this season and still be university elligible? Whitecaps pay each and every player.

Is it best for Nunez and Di Ioia to stay with Montreal or join TFC? Di Ioia/Nunez get quality first team minutes with the Impact? If so, I'd say yes stay until ready to move up to MLS.

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I think Montreal has a pretty good environment for player development. I would be tempted to stay there for a year or two to get more professional experience before giving the TFC a try. But it really comes down to the players ambitions and what TFC if anything will offer them.

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quote:Originally posted by An Observer

I think Montreal has a pretty good environment for player development. I would be tempted to stay there for a year or two to get more professional experience before giving the TFC a try. But it really comes down to the players ambitions and what TFC if anything will offer them.

Di Ioia is not under contract. However, he is still just 19 and possibly going to school in Montreal.

2007 will see the U20s together prepping and for the tournament for all of June (at least) and then tournament in July.

Montreal *needs* to start some youth team program, which they have hinted might come with the new digs.

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quote:Originally posted by David C.

Isn't Dyachenko a "developmental player"? I'm a bit confused by all these designations but his MLS status is listed as "DEV", as opposed to Nagamura's "SYI".

http://web.mlsnet.com/players/roster.jsp?club=t280

Toronto was only allowed to pick players in the expansion draft for the senior roster. So Dayachenko is on the senior squad (last season he was development.

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Having checked, how can Leslie have played 5 games for the Whitecaps this season and still be university elligible? Whitecaps pay each and every player.

Not playing on a uni team this season, at least not in BC. May be forsaking uni football for future with Caps.

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Stephan Leslie played with Trinity Western University in 2006.

CIS rules are a lot more lax then NCAA on players playing professional in the off-season. Did anyone see him play at the CIS finals in Edmonton? A number of CSL players play college and university soccer in Ontario.

quote:Originally posted by Thistle

Having checked, how can Leslie have played 5 games for the Whitecaps this season and still be university elligible? Whitecaps pay each and every player.

Not playing on a uni team this season, at least not in BC. May be forsaking uni football for future with Caps.

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Nik Budalic lead the Lynx in scoring a while back and then played for Laurier.

As long as you sign an amateur contract, you are still eligible for CIS

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quote:Originally posted by L.T.

Nik Budalic lead the Lynx in scoring a while back and then played for Laurier.

As long as you sign an amateur contract, you are still eligible for CIS

Basically this is it, you can play if you do not now have or never have had a professional contract.

What happens in fact, in many of these cases, is that players are paid over and above any expenses compensation allowed on an amateur contract. Certainly not living salaries, but something, something to help, semi-pro.

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Well if he could score 23 goals like last year or at least half that in MLS as freekick/cornerkick man. Just let him have a try out although I think the difference if he'd count as a domestic player or an import.

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I agree with Robin that Toronto FC should take a look at the Serbian White Eagles (SWE) forward Viciknez. I have watched some of their games and honestly the SWE team played very good soccer this year.

With famous coaches, experienced European players, young local prospects, the team attracted 2000-3000 soccer fans each game.

There are also some other players that deserve to be seen by Toronto FC. Players like defender Medic and much younger attacking midfielder Alex Braletic. Braletic is already in NTC program and have played for team Canada at Francophone Games. He would be a good candidate for Toronto FC development roster with other NTC players already mention here:

1. Nana Attakora-Gyan

2. Massimo Di Ioia

3. Kent O'Connor

4. AJ Gray

5. Shane Lammie

6. Stefan Leslie

7. Stephen Lumley

8. Christian Nunez

9. Kennedy Owusu-Ansah

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quote:Originally posted by soccer123

I agree with Robin that Toronto FC should take a look at the Serbian White Eagles (SWE) forward Viciknez.

It wouldn't hurt to give him a tryout, however at his age (32) and unless he has landed immigrant status he would have to win one of the three remaining International spots on the Senior roster. If salary Cap becomes an issue, he might be a good fit as the 18th man.

Alex Braletic, however could be a prospect for a developmental roster spot.

Here is how I see the 10 Developmental slots being filled:

1-2 (From CIS/CSL/open tryouts/Ex-Lynx/Whitecaps/Impact)

1-2 (From Canadians playing NCAA)

1-2 (Generation Adidas/other NCAA draft picks)

4-7 (From Canada's U-20 pool)

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quote:Originally posted by An Observer

I think Montreal has a pretty good environment for player development. I would be tempted to stay there for a year or two to get more professional experience before giving the TFC a try. But it really comes down to the players ambitions and what TFC if anything will offer them.

Late answer, but here it is nonetheless:

Di Ioia played fairly often for a 19-year old rookie forward, logging 516 minutes in 15 games, including 5 as a starter. 1 goal, 1 assist with 2 yellow cards.

His most memorable moment, unfortunately, was the goal he *didn't* score at CCR against the Whitecaps.

http://whitecapsfc.com/multimedia/video/?gallery=USL+Championship+Semifinal+-+Vancouver+vs+Montreal

At 40 seconds.

PS: What a fricking disaster trying to find those highlights. The USL has really regeressed compared to 2005 with regards to posting accessible video highlights of every game.

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