MLS: Toronto FC separates with several of its players
Toronto FC began to cut their squad after a second consecutive season marked by disappointments, saying goodbye to goalkeepers Alex Bono and Quentin Westberg, defender Doneil Henry, midfielder Noble Okello and striker Ifunanyachi Achara.
The TFC have also turned down centre-back Chris Mavinga’s contract option but said they remain in talks for a potential new contract. The club have also said they are in talks with midfielder Jonathan Osorio, whose contract expires at the end of the year.
Toronto exercised the contract option on defender Themi Antonoglou while declining Achara’s option.
Bono, Westberg and Okello are also out of contract at the end of the year.
There are 21 TFC players currently under guaranteed contract for the 2023 season.
Full-back Richie Laryea is on loan from English club Nottingham Forest until June 2023. Winger Jacob Shaffelburg is on loan at Nashville SC until the end of the 2022 season, with an option for Nashville to make the transfer permanent .
Toronto has until November 14 to pursue the 2023 contract option of Brazilian full-back Auro, who is currently on loan at Santos FC in Brazil.