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New Zealand international Jeremy Brockie has joined Toronto FC on-loan from Wellington Phoenix, adding to the MLS club's attacking options

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Wellington Phoenix striker Jeremy Brockie will link up with former New Zealand international team-mate Ryan Nelsen for a loan spell at Toronto FC.

In a bid to solve a lack of attacking options, the struggling Major League Soccer club announced the signings of striker Brockie and Scottish defender Steven Caldwell on Wednesday.

"It is a great opportunity for Jeremy as the MLS is of a good standard, and it is possible that Jeremy could come back an even better player than he now is," Phoenix general manager David Dome said.

"The break between seasons in the A-League is too long and the club has been looking for opportunities for some of the players to play football in other leagues in an effort to get greater benefit from the break."

Brockie is a proven scorer and netted 16 times in 24 matches during the last A-League season.

"We're excited to have Jeremy join us on loan. Ryan has played with him on the All Whites and speaks very highly of him," said Toronto FC president and general manager Kevin Payne.

"He'll provide another option in an attacking position and if he can continue his form from the last A-League season we'll be happy indeed."

The loan deal means Brockie is likely to miss July's A-League All Stars match against Manchester United.

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