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Toronto FC Announces Off-Season Roster Moves

November 21, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Toronto FC News Release

Toronto FC has exercised the contract options on defenders Auro Jr., Julian Dunn, Richie Laryea, Chris Mavinga and Justin Morrow. Midfielders Marky Delgado, Liam Fraser, Tsubasa Endoh and forward and Patrick Mullins.

Toronto FC has not exercised options on goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell, defender Ashtone Morgan, midfielders Aidan Daniels, Ryan Telfer and forward Jon Bakero.

Defender Drew Moor will be out of contract at the end of the year. In addition, the loan deal for forward Nicolas Benezet will expire at the end of the year.

Captain and midfielder Michael Bradley's contract will expire at the end of the year, however, the club is in discussions with Bradley and his representation regarding a potential new contract for 2020 and beyond.

Fourteen players are contractually guaranteed for the 2020 season: goalkeepers Alex Bono and Quentin Westberg; defenders Laurent Ciman, Omar Gonzalez, Eriq Zavaleta; midfielders Nick DeLeon, Griffin Dorsey, Erickson Gallardo, Noble Okello, Jonathan Osorio, Alejandro Pozuelo, Jacob Shaffelburg and forwards Ayo Akinola and Jozy Altidore.

"We're excited to have consistency and bring back most of the team that helped us win the Eastern Conference Championship," said Toronto FC General Manager Ali Curtis. "While we have had positive discussions with Michael and his representation, we also remain in contact with Nico and Ashtone regarding a potential return to the team for 2020. We have a strong group, and we hope to improve upon our 2019 campaign."

Toronto FC's 2020 roster as it currently stands:

Goalkeepers (2): Alex Bono, Quentin Westberg

Defenders (8): Auro Jr., Laurent Ciman, Julian Dunn, Omar Gonzalez, Richie Laryea, Chris Mavinga, Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta

Midfielders (10): Nick DeLeon, Marky Delgado, Griffin Dorsey, Tsubasa Endoh, Liam Fraser, Erickson Gallardo, Noble Okello, Jonathan Osorio, Alejandro Pozuelo, Jacob Shaffelburg

Forwards (3): Ayo Akinola, Jozy Altidore, Patrick Mullins

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