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Toronto FC swings another change
by Ridge Mahoney, August 3rd, 2011 12:27AM

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[MLS] Yet another trade has been consummated by Toronto FC, which has revamped its roster during the past month. The newest TFC player is attacking midfielder Eric Avila, arriving FC Dallas in exchange for Brazilian forward Maicon Santos and an international slot that expires at the end of this season.

Avila, 23, is a 2008 Generation Adidas signing and second-round SuperDraft pick. For FCD, he played 63 games, scored three goals, and contributed seven assists. In 13 games this season he scored one goal and registered two assists.

“For us, it was very difficult to see Eric Avila leave,” said Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman. "The problem was he was not getting enough time here and I think Toronto FC really wanted Avila to be a part of their team, which encouraged us to make a trade."

TFC coach Aron Winter said, “We are very happy to add Eric Avila to our club, he is an attacking midfielder that fits into our immediate and long term plans."

Maicon Santos, 27, joined TFC last season from Chivas USA, his original MLS team, and in his MLS career has registered 12 goals and four assists in 51 games. He was leading TFC in scoring this season with six goals and one assist in 15 games, and adds some bulk to a FCD forward line that lost Jeff Cunningham during the offseason.

“We are very excited that Maicon Santos is joining FC Dallas,” said Hyndman. “He is an established player in MLS. He’s got great size. Given the way we play and the type of ball movement we get, I believe he will contribute immediately to the team.”

Maicon Santos joins Dwayne De Rosario, Tony Tchani, Jacob Peterson, Alan Gordon, Nana Attakora and Dan Gargan as players traded by TFC since the start of the season.



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