Toronto FC have signed U.S. international Terrence Boyd, but fans shouldn’t get too excited about the addition of the forward.
In this respect, the Reds made a move on Tuesday, but it is unlikely to provide fans with much to get excited about. As reported by the Canadian Press via the Toronto Sun, TFC have signed Terrence Boyd.
Sam Stejskal of mlssoccer.com provided details in respect of Boyd’s contract. His base salary is around $200,000 and is guaranteed for 2019, with multiple option years.
In theory, there are plenty of positives ways to describe Boyd, including being a U.S. international with plenty of experience. However, given his position as a forward, the one thing he seems to be lacking in — especially these days — is goals.
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Consider that the 27-year-old spent his previous three seasons with SV Darmstadt 98, scoring just five goals in 44 appearances. This becomes more of a key aspect, when considering that 37 of those appearances come in the German second division, where he scored four of his goals.
In reality though, Boyd has been brought in to just provide some depth up front. For all intents and purposes, he will replace Tosaint Ricketts.
Of course, regardless of what we think, it is the opinion of Toronto FC which is most important. As per Torontofc.ca, general manager Ali Curtis is delighted with the addition of Boyd:
"“We are excited to welcome Terrence and his family to the club. Terrence is a player that we’ve tracked for years during his time with the U.S. National Team and in Germany. He is an experienced, attacking player that is capable of scoring goals in MLS. We’re looking forward to him joining our preseason and integrating himself into the group.”"
While we’re not sold on the signing, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to see Boyd do well for TFC. And from comments he made to Sportsnet‘s John Molinaro, he sounds like the type of personality who could boost morale as the team attempts to bounce back from a disappointing 2018 campaign:
"“Off the field, I’m kind of like a clown; I don’t take life that seriously. But on the pitch, I think of myself as a monster. I’m one of those guys who presses the defenders to try to force them to make mistakes, and just puts my body into everything. I just go out and kill people in the name of the team. (laughs) You will see.”"
Certainly, it will be interesting to see what kind of impact Boyd has on the field for the Reds. Regardless, fans should still expect more signings between now and the start of the new season.
What is your opinion of Boyd? What kind of impact do you predict he will have for Toronto FC? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.