Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Loanee striker joins TFC
by Ridge Mahoney, February 10th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Players on loan take some convoluted journeys, and following just such a path is Argentine forward Pablo Vitti.

Eight months after scoring for Independiente against Toronto FC in a friendly, the MLS team has secured his services on a loan deal following a previous loan stint with Ukranian club FC Chernomorets Odessa.

"We've kept tabs on him since he played here in the summer," said TFC director of soccer Mo Johnston of Vitti, 23. "We actually made him an offer after that game, but it was refused at that time. MLS can be a difficult league for players to adjust to straight away so we are pleased that we could secure this loan deal now to allow Pablo time to adjust and settle in through a proper preseason."

Vitti scored against TFC in the July 15 friendly at BMO Field to give Independiente a 1-0 victory. The native of Rosario made his debut as a pro at the age of 18 for his hometown club, Rosario Central, for which he scored 13 goals in 75 games before joining Banfield two years ago. He moved onto Independiente last year but played only two games and was loaned to Chernomorets, for which he scored one goal in four matches.

In his best season (2004-05), he scored eight goals in 29 appearances for Rosario and that same year represented his country at the FIFA U-20 World Cup won by Argentina. He played three games for the U-20s, including a 1-0 loss to the USA in the first round and the first half of a 3-1 victory against Spain in the quarterfinals.

Vitti will join Toronto in Bradenton, Fla. on Tuesday. Terms of his contract were not disclosed.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Guzan howler costs Aston Villa against Man City    
Brad Guzan gifted Manchester City a goal in the third minute when he mis-hit a pass ...
MLS Week 8: Blunder extends NYCFC's doldrums    
Ghanaian international David Accam took advantage of a blunder by stand-in New York City FC keeper ...
What They're Saying: Bob Lilley    
"Rochester was ahead of the curve in the late 1990s and the rest of the country ...
USL Weekend: Blues hand Sac rare Bonney defeat    
The Orange County Blues, one of the surprises of the 2015 USL season, handed the 2014 ...
SoccerGrlProbs takes first in venture tournament    
SoccerGrlProbs, started by a trio of Fairfield University's women's player, took first place in the for-profit ...
Garber vs. Klinsmann, different timetables and goals    
Speaking at the annual Associated Press Sports Editors talk, MLS commissioner Don Garber pressed his case ...
USL Weekend: Unbeaten Rhinos don't believe in shortcuts    
Of the five teams still unbeaten in the USL, the most impressive has been Rochester Rhinos, ...
NASL Weekend: Upstarts Atlanta and Indy still unbeaten    
The Atlanta Silverbacks, under first-year coach Gary Smith, host the New York Cosmos at Atlanta Silverbacks ...
What They're Saying: Hugo Sanchez    
"The recent losses by the Mexican national team and sub-22 are shameful. Is someone doing anything ...
Unbeaten Red Bulls get bicoastal test against Galaxy    
Montreal takes a second consecutive weekend off to play in the Concacaf Champions League finals, which ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives