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TFC signs Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rey

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Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rey had been on trial with Toronto FC in June. Now, with international slots and cap space cleared thanks to a series of recent roster culls, Rey has officially joined the Reds.

The club announced the move on Thursday.

Rey played with Xerez in the Spanish second division in 2012/13. He scored three times and added five assists. He received two straight red cards in 28 games played, so this is a player who has a bit of a nasty streak — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

“Alvaro trained with the team for several weeks last month, and played in a reserve match with us against Montreal. He’s very technical and quick, and is good at taking on defenders,” said Toronto FC President and General Manager Kevin Payne in a release issued by the club. “He offers something different than we typically see in MLS and we think he’ll help our team become more dangerous.”

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One Comment

  1. cwell

    July 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Opponents will be quick to test his temper, just as he will be eager to prove his mettle. Red cards a la Hassli coming up.

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