Toronto FC confirmed on Tuesday that the club has signed former U.S. national team forward Terrence Boyd.
Boyd scored five goals in 44 appearances for the club after joining in 2017, but injuries continued to impact the striker.
The forward's career has been repeatedly set back by a number of long-term injuries, limiting him to just 14 USMNT caps, with the most recent appearance with the national team coming in October 2016.
“We are excited to welcome Terrence and his family to the club," said TFC general manager Ali Curtis. "Terrence is a player that we’ve tracked for years during his time with the U.S. National Team and in Germany.
“He is an experienced, attacking player that is capable of scoring goals in MLS. We’re looking forward to him joining our preseason and integrating himself into the group.”
can’t wait to get started 💪🏽 https://t.co/LY5fmJA3g6— Terrence Boyd (@TBoyd91) February 5, 2019
Boyd previously featured for the likes of Bundesliga sides Hertha Berlin, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, but his most productive years came in Austria where he made 80 appearances for Rapid Wien, scoring 37 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.
Toronto FC's addition of Boyd comes in the aftermath of Sebastian Giovinco's departure for Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal.
Giovinco had been Toronto's most productive attacker since reinvigorating the club by joining in 2015, scoring 83 goals in 142 appearances while leading TFC to the 2017 MLS Cup.
The Italian leaves MLS as the holder of several records, including most combined goals and assists in a single season and most free-kick goals, while also serving as TFC's highest-ever goalscorer.
Boyd joins Jozy Altidore, Jon
I'm told Toronto FC has its sights on Algerian playmaker Sofiane Hanni, currently at Spartak Moscow, as a DP replacement for Giovinco. TFC could definitely use his creativity after the departures of Giovinco and Victor Vasquez. #TFC #MLS— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) January 31, 2019
One such target is Algerian Sofiane Hanni, who currently features for Spartak Moscow.
Toronto FC has already added former Best XI defender Laurent Ciman and former D.C. United defender Nick DeLeon this offseason while currently holding the league's top spot in the Allocation Order, which would allow the club to add a U.S. national team player, U.S. youth national team player or a player who previously transferred out of MLS for a fee of more than $500,000.
The club originally used that spot to select