Brendan Doherty

USA international Terrence Boyd may be close to joining Toronto FC

USA international forward Terrence Boyd may be continuing his career in Major League Soccer.

A report from ESPN suggests that Boyd is close to joining Toronto FC.

Jeff Carlisle reports at ESPN that the 27-year-old Boyd would not be subject to the MLS allocation order, meaning Toronto would be able to sign him directly without needing to negotiate with another MLS team for the rights to acquire the player first.

Toronto are undergoing something of a rejuvenation after enjoying success for a number of years. The team that boasted Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, and Sebastian Giovinco won a treble in 2017.

TFC reached the MLS Cup Final in 2016 while winning the Canadian Championship Cup. The following season, the team won the MLS regular season Supporters’ Shield, won MLS Cup, and defended their Canadian Championship. Despite flailing in the league in 2018, the Reds still won a third consecutive Canadian Championship.

Víctor Vázquez left Canada for Al-Arabi in Qatar after the 2018 season and Giovinco has been heavily linked with a move to Saudi Arabia this past week.

Altidore recently joined the Max & Herc Show on ESPN where he discussed his time with TFC strictly in the past tense.

All of this seems to be laying the groundwork to bring in a new crop of big-name, big-talent recruits to the province of Ontario.

Boyd has struggled throughout his career with injury issues though that may be behind him. The forward missed almost all of his 2014-15 season with knee injuries but he has been fairly healthy since the fall of 2016.

The German-born USA international has played just 157 minutes this season in the 2.Bundesliga for SV Darmstadt 98, a club he joined in January 2017. Through two calendar years, Boyd has made 35 total appearances for the club in all competitions and scored five goals.

At Toronto, Boyd would join USA team-mates Bradley as well as midfielder Marky Delgado and goalkeeper Alex Bono.