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The man who scored the first goal in franchise history is moving on from Toronto FC.

Danny Dichio announced his departure from the Reds on Monday after a 15-year association with the club.

A native of London, Dichio joined TFC as a player in 2007 and stayed as part of the club setup after his retirement in 2009 as both an academy coach and club ambassador.

On May 12, 2007, Dichio scored the first Major League Soccer goal for TFC in a game against Chicago Fire at BMO Field, becoming a fan favourite in the process.

“I would like to thank all the many club staff that I have worked with throughout my years, as well as the coaching staff that have helped me along my coaching journey,” Dichio said in a statement. “I thank each and every player who gave me the privilege of coaching and working with them. You gave me your trust in showing you the process and it gives me great satisfaction seeing our academy graduates succeed in life — not just on the field. You have all made me a better person and coach.”

Last March, Dichio joined John Herdman’s Canada staff for World Cup qualifiers in the opening round of CONCACAF qualification.

A product of the Queens Park Rangers academy, Dichio’s playing career spanned 17 seasons, suiting up for the likes of QPR, Sampdoria, Sunderland, West Brom and Derby County.





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HIGHLIGHTS: The best of new LA Galaxy midfielder Mark Delgado – LA Galaxy

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  1. HIGHLIGHTS: The best of new LA Galaxy midfielder Mark Delgado  LA Galaxy
  2. LA Galaxy acquire midfielder Mark Delgado in trade with Toronto FC | MLSSoccer.com  MLSsoccer.com
  3. Toronto FC acquire $400000 in 2022 GAM for Mark Delgado  torontofc.ca
  4. acquire midfielder Mark Delgado from Toronto FC | LA Galaxy  LA Galaxy
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Heber brace leads NYCFC over Red Bulls in preseason opener

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Ryan, a 22-year-old New Jersey native, pulled one back for the Red Bulls in his first action since turning pro this week. Ryan played for RBNY’s academy from 2013-17, helping earn three straight Northeast Division championships from 2013-15 before heading to Pac-12 program Stanford.





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Union trade Kacper Przybylko to Chicago Fire – The Philly Soccer Page

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Philadelphia Union continued their offseason overhaul at striker on Saturday morning, trading stalwart striker Kacper Przybylko to Chicago Fire.

In exchange, the club received a massive haul of allocation money from Chicago: $1.15 million, split between $575,000 in 2022 GAM and $575,000 in 2023 GAM.

Przybylko, 28, led the club in scoring each of the past three seasons, with his 35 regular-season goals the third-most in club history (behind Sebastien Le Toux and C.J. Sapong).

“We want to thank Kacper for his efforts on and off the field with the Philadelphia Union,” Union sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a press release. “He has played a major role in some of the Union’s most memorable moments over the last few years and we wish him all the best as we continue to look to strengthen and add depth to our roster in the coming weeks.”

Przybylko was one of Tanner’s first signings, coming to the club as a trialist in 2018 after a series of foot injuries derailed his career in Europe. He entered the lineup in April 2019 and basically never left, starting 77 games and making six substitute appearances from 2019-21. Przybylko also finished as the highest scorer in the 2021 Concacaf Champions League.

(And, it should be noted, he earned the absurd nickname “Striker Muffin” from the writers of this website.)

But rumblings increased in recent weeks that Przybylko was on his way out in Philadelphia. From the player’s side, Przybylko wanted more stability than the Union were willing to give him. Rather than a long-term guaranteed contract, the Union held team options on him for both 2022 and 2023. Przybylko, who turns 29 in March, told a Polish outlet recently that he was looking for more guaranteed stability at this point in his career.

Meanwhile, the club is looking to remake the striking position, which might require a club-record outlay. Trading Przybylko adds to a war chest of allocation money already bulging after the sales of Mark McKenzie and Brenden Aaronson last offseason. In his press conference Thursday, Union manager Jim Curtin explained that “there are things that can happen which would benefit both sides” and that the club would remain active in the transfer market.

For now, though, the striker corps consists of Sergio Santos, Cory Burke, and offseason acquisition Julian Carranza, as preseason training shifts to Clearwater, Fla. next week.

With the start of the regular season five weeks away, Union fans will eagerly await news of Przybylko’s replacement.

Author: Peter Andrews
Peter Andrews is PSP’s managing editor. Since joining the site in 2014, he has reported on the Union and U.S. national teams from fifteen different venues in the U.S. and Canada. Follow him on Twitter @pfandrews.



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