Monday, March 5, 2007

TORONTO FC PICKS UP GOALKEEPER JON BUSCH THROUGH WAIVER DRAFT

Toronto FC, selected MLS veteran Jon Busch in the waiver draft today from the Columbus Crew this afternoon. I had wondered if Toronto was interested in Busch last week, in another post about the player being waived by Columbus. Sir Mo answered by selecting Busch today. It will be very interesting to see how Toronto juggles their foreign player allotment, as Busch will count as an international player. Toronto FC currently have 7 American domestic eligible players on the roster - including the 2 Green Card holding internationals (O'Brien & Cancela). Supplemental draft pick, Hunter West, may also still be in contention for a developmental contract. The number of Americans on the roster proves how difficult a chore it has been trying to lure Canadian players back home to play in MLS. While the interest is very much there, the money being offered to Canadians abroad may not be close to what the players are earning in Europe. Busch, who made upwards of $90,000 last season, will surely be due for a pay cut. One of the Americans will now occupy the 4th and final senior international spot. http://web.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20070305&content_id=84950&vkey=pr_t280&fext=.jsp&team=t280

TORONTO FC FOREIGN PLAYER BREAKDOWN:
USA INTERNATIONALS: Conor Casey, Alecko Eskandarian, Edson Buddle
SENIOR INTERNATIONALS: Jose Cancela, Carl Robinson, Ronnie O'Brien, Jon Busch
YOUTH INTERNATIONALS: (MAX 5) Maurice Edu, Paulo Nagamura, Abbe Ibrahim, Andrew Boyens

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do a nice job.

Anonymous said...

do you have any knowledge of what players make in leagues like the championship in england or the secondary leagues in other countries?
how does MLS compare?

TORONTO FC SUPERFAN said...

I know someone who played in a lower division league in Europe that was earning upwards of $50,000 (CDN) + Car + Apartment. Not too shabby for that level.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for HUNTER WEST. This kid can play. 3 or 4 goals I beleive in camp already. Known 2 be able to put the ball in the back of the net in college and the PDL. Keep an eye open FC fans!!!

BC Pangie said...

Anonymous 2 said "FC fans!!!" Uh oh...