Toronto FC announced that Julio Cesar has ended his loan spell with the club and returned to Queens Park Rangers in England. While this only officially confirms what was already known, it’s still a shame to see the goalkeeper leave.
Cesar first arrived in Toronto back in February and went on to compile a 3-4-0 record in seven starts. In those seven appearances, the 34-year old conceded nine goals and had two clean sheets.
The Brazilian international also won MLS save of the week honours back in week seven. (Fast forward to the 0:34 second mark.)
Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko spoke to www.torontofc.ca to express the team’s gratitude: “On behalf of everyone at Toronto FC, I’d like to send our sincere thanks to QPR for the opportunity to bring Julio to Toronto.
“We’d also like to thank Julio for everything he brought to our club. He made an immediate impact and all of us are better for it.”
There’s no denying the former Inter Milan player was extremely popular in the Toronto FC locker room. Who can forget his emotional goodbye, when he was getting ready to leave for the World Cup Finals in his native Brazil:
Fortunately for Toronto FC, they always had last season’s regular starter Joe Bendik to fall back on. However, there’s no denying Cesar will be missed by everyone in Toronto.