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Richie Laryea Returns To Toronto FC

By on February 23, 2024 0 722 Views

Toronto FC welcome back 29-year-old Canadian international defender Richie Laryea back from English Premier League side Nottingham Forest FC. Laryea has signed a three year deal with an option for a fourth.

Richie Laryea has returned to the Reds after a transfer back in January 2022 where he left to England’s Nottingham Forest.

“Our fans and everyone in the organization will be happy to see him back where he belongs,” said TFC head coach John Herdman, who is well-familiar with Laryea from his time coaching the national team.

“Knowing his skills, character, talent, and dedication from our time together on the national stage, I am confident his presence will be pivotal in our quest for success this season. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with him again.”

Internationally the defender has 48 caps for Canada and was also under Herdman’s squad at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Fans will most definitely be delighted to have him back in the squad. As Toronto FC General Manager Jason Hernandez said upon the announcement, “Richie embodies everything we value in a player and as a person in our new vision for TFC. His character, mentality, and commitment will be key for us as we continue to evolve as a group. “

“On the field, Richie is best in class at his position in MLS and will be utilized in our system to highlight his strengths as an individual and our strengths as a team,” adds Hernanddez. “We are looking forward to Richie battling for our club and our city for years to come.”

Laryea heads into the 2024 MLS season after completing a short loan spell with the Vancouver Whitecaps in last season. Laryea finished the spell with a combined 14 appearances scoring one goal and registering three assists with the Caps.

With the season set to start for the Reds on Sunday where they will take on FC Cincinnati, Laryea’s availability of being fit and ready to take to the pitch is unclear – but for now TFC fans have more to look forward to heading into the 2024 MLS season.

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