Toronto FC can’t build its new Downsview training facility fast enough.
The artificial turf at the City of Toronto’s Cherry Beach field claimed a victim Tuesday, as Toronto FC defender Adrian Cann was carried off the pitch by teammates after making an awkward turn. His right knee was wrapped in ice and he was taken to hospital. The club later announced that he had torn his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season.
It also means that Cann won’t be available for national-team selection when World Cup qualifying begins in September.
With defender Dicoy Williams already out of the lineup — he’s reported to the Jamaican national team for its Gold Cup preparations — coach Aron Winter will likely need to remake his central defensive pair for Saturday’s home date against Sporting Kansas City.
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