Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Toronto FC announced Friday that it has signed
Welsh international Robert Earnshaw. The striker will be added to the club's
roster upon the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Earnshaw has spent the lion share of his career at Cardiff City where he
emerged from the club's youth system. He made his first professional
appearance in 1998 and eventually departed the club in 2004 to join West
Bromwich. Earnshaw enjoyed stints Norwich City, Derby and Nottingham Forest
before returning to Cardiff in 2011.
The 31-year-old has been capped by the Welsh national team 59 times since
making his debut in 2002 and has scored 16 goals for his country over that
"Robbie is an experienced player who has been a consistent goal scorer for
club and country," said Toronto FC President and General Manager Kevin Payne.
"With his pace and craftiness we expect him to create challenges for opposing
defenses. We're thrilled to have him join our team."
Toronto also announced that the club has signed forwards Ashton Bennett and
Taylor Morgan and midfielder Jonathan Osorio. As per team and league policy,
terms of the deals were not disclosed.
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