Defender Laurent Ciman is returning to Main League Soccer after Toronto FC picked the previous LAFC participant with the No. 1 allocation spot on Thursday.
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Ciman is not any stranger to taking part in for considered one of MLS’ Canadian golf equipment, having spent three years with Montreal Affect from 2015-17 earlier than being traded to LAFC the place he spent nearly all of the 2018 season.
The 33-year-old returns to MLS after spending the tip of the 2018 taking part in for Dijon after he was bought by LAFC to the Ligue 1 membership on Aug. 28.
“We’re excited to add a participant with Laurent’s huge expertise,” mentioned TFC senior vp, soccer operations and common supervisor Tim Bezbatchenko. “This can be a participant who has been a captain of two MLS groups, an All-Star and the Defender of the Yr. He is a wonderful passer, an organizer within the again and a passionate, fiery competitor. We glance ahead to him becoming a member of our membership instantly and changing into an vital a part of our group.”
Toronto acquired the top allocation spot by buying and selling its No. 2 spot to FC Cincinnati as well as to the group’s second-round decide within the 2019 SuperDraft.
Ciman first got here to MLS from Normal Liege in Belgium’s top flight, the place he made 152 appearances and scored six objectives.
The Belgium worldwide has additionally made 20 appearances for his nation, though he was not noted of supervisor Roberto Martinez’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.