MLS: Toronto FC add Yeferson Soteldo as third designated player to their squad


Toronto FC have confirmed the signing of Venezuelan Yeferson Soteldo as the third designated player.

Santos FC in Brazil reported the 23-year-old winger’s departure on Saturday amid talk of a sale to an MLS team. At this point, the team had not yet been identified.

During his time with Santos, Soteldo scored 20 goals in 104 games. He thus joins Jozy Altidore and Alejandro Pozuelo as designated players within the formation of the TFC.

A private visitor to training

The TFC was also reminded that the club is not based at home on Monday, when an alligator strolled on the ground of its training site in Florida.

Coach Chris Armas has confirmed that an alligator, which he described as « very big » has attracted attention. If the players went to see the animal more closely, the breeder instead went in the opposite direction.

The club posted a photo on social media that showed forward Jozy Altidore observing the beast in the distance.

Toronto FC moved to Orlando due to international travel restrictions during the pandemic.

He will host a completely different opponent on Tuesday, while Mexican club Cruz Azul will be in the first leg of the quarter-finals in the Concacaf Champions League.

The game will be presented behind closed doors at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stadium.

The second leg will be played at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on May 4.



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