MLS: Toronto FC confirms the return of Canadian Richie Laryea

TORONTO- Toronto FC have confirmed the return of Canadian winger and fullback Richie Laryea on loan from Nottingham Forrest.

To get Laryea, the Toronto outfit struck side deals involving at least US$350,000 in general allocation money with FC Dallas and FC Cincinnati to increase the allocation order, which MLS uses as a mechanism for former MLS players returning to the league after leaving on a transfer of US$500,000 or more.

Toronto paid US$225,000 in general allocation money ($175,000 in 2022 and $50,000 in 2023) to Dallas for second place in the allocation order. The TFC then sent US$125,000 in general allocation money ($50,000 in 2022 and $75,000 in 2023) plus second place overall to Cincinnati to move to first place in the allocation order. , paving the way for Laryea’s return.

Cincinnati will receive an additional general allowance if certain conditions are met.

« It’s great to bring Richie back to the club, » TFC coach and sporting director Bob Bradley said in a statement. As everyone knows by now, Richie has established himself as one of the best outside backs in the league. He is a dynamic player, a fantastic dribbler and a real competitor. Richie’s return to his hometown with the TFC ahead of Canada’s trip to the World Cup is exciting. »

The 27-year-old Toronto native spent three seasons with TFC before being sold to Nottingham Forest in January. But he saw his time in England’s second tier limited, unable to break through a formation that enjoyed success under manager Steve Cooper, earning him a move back into the Premier League.

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