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Bostock waived by TFC; loan deal with Spurs comes to an end

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John Bostock was placed on waivers by Toronto FC Friday, as the MLS club confirmed it has terminated the loan deal with Tottenham that sent the midfielder to Canada’s largest city.

But, really, the writing was on the wall on April 6. After being used regularly through the first month of the season, Bostock stumbled badly in a 2-2 tie with FC Dallas. He gave the ball away continually throughout the game, and it was his mistake that led to the goal that gave the Hoops a 2-0 lead.

After Bostock came off, TFC came to life and rallied to tie the game.

Bostock made nine appearances for the Reds in league and Amway Canadian Championship play.

As a loan, Bostock was always going to be a low-risk play for Toronto FC general manager and president Kevin Payne. But there’s a lesson here — something that Mo Johnston learned in his time in charge of TFC; that players who continually go out on loan — even from English Premier clubs — will likely struggle to adapt to MLS. There are reasons some players go out on loan after loan; it’s not always about a numbers game at the big club.

The move opens an international slot on the TFC roster.

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