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TFC’s busy day: Gargan sent to Fire; Marosevic signed; more proof of Aleman’s Vancouver move

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After informing Dan Gargan he was no longer part of the team’s plans earlier this week, Toronto FC sent the defender and a second-round pick to the Chicago Fire for veteran fullback Dasan Robinson.

Gargan had been phased out of Aron Winter’s lineup, and didn’t even make the trip to Kansas City last weekend.

In Robinson, TFC gets an MLS veteran, with nearly six years of service to the Fire. Robinson can play right back or centre back, but with Richard Eckersley in the fold at right back, expect Robinson to play in the middle. But, the issue with Robinson is that while he is an experienced defender, he isn’t quick (another case against putting him o the outside). But, Adrian Cann — who is gone for the rest of the season — was never going to win an MLS track meet, either.

And, TFC announced that it has signed Bosnian-born, former American U20 prospect Peri Marosevic. The forward, who went fifth overall in the SuperDraft three seasons ago, never lived up to the potential with FC Dallas. He only appeared in four MLS matches and was loaned out to the Div. 2 Austin Aztex last season. He did score at a decent rate (three goals in six games) at the Div. 2 level, but came back to FCD this season and was cut.

With Danny Koevermans at centre forward, and Ryan Johnson playing well off the flank, the move for Marosevic has to be to provide some depth.

As well, MLSsoccer.com reported Wednesday that former TFC Academy prospect Keven Aleman, who didn’t sign an exclusivity clause presented to him by the club, is considered the property of the Vancouver Whitecaps by the Canadian Soccer Association. Aleman has been rumoured to be the future considerations in the deal that brought midfielder Terry Dunfield to TFC.

Interestingly, at the U-17 World Cup, the FIFA commentators regularly mentioned that Aleman was going to become a Whitecap if tryouts in Europe didn’t pan out. They didn’t say “maybe” or “could be.” They had to have received that information from somewhere; so it’s likely that the move to Vancouver was a fait accompli for Aleman in mid-June (At least, when it came to his MLS rights) and either he, his agent or the CSA knew about it.

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