The Brazilian goalkeeper returns to his parent club after playing seven MLS games on loan.Julio Cesar's time with Toronto FC has come to an expected end.
Parent club QPR has recalled the Brazilian goalkeeper ahead of the English Premier League season, ending Cesar's loan stint in MLS. He played seven games for TFC, going 3-4-0 while posting a 1.28 goals against average.
Struggling for minutes at QPR, Cesar joined Toronto during preseason in search of playing time ahead of the World Cup. The 34-year-old started all seven games for Brazil, which finished a disappointing fourth after falling 7-1 to Germany in the semifinals.
MORE: Beautiful fans in Brazil | Barcelona's new bright kits | Juve's jerseys
"On behalf of everyone at Toronto FC, I'd like to send our sincere thanks to QPR for the opportunity to bring Julio to Toronto," general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a news release. "We'd also like to thank Julio for everything he brought to our club. He made an immediate impact and all of us are better for it."
The move comes as no surprise, with TFC coach Ryan Nelsen previously indicating that Cesar would return to England after the World Cup. Cesar is now expected to compete with incumbent No. 1 Rob Green for newly promoted QPR. Joe Bendik, who spelled Cesar for Toronto while he was at the World Cup, is likely to keep the position for Nelsen's men.