Toronto Signs Guadeloupe Defender

29-year old Eddy Viator had been on trial with TFC all week.

Toronto FC announced Wednesday that the club has signed Guadeloupean international defender Eddy Viator. The 29-year-old had been training with the club for a week.

“We were impressed with what Eddy showed us in training and we want to continue adding depth in this position,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Technical Director Aron Winter. “We watched him during the Gold Cup earlier this summer and like his versatility. He can play both right back and centre back.”

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Viator was born in Colombes, France and began his professional career with LB Châteauroux of the French Ligue 2, and spent six seasons with the club. He later moved to Grenade at the start of the 2007-2008 season. He moved to Amiens SC and remained with the club until the end of the 2011 season. Viator was a member of Guadeloupe’s 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad and played in all three of Guadeloupe’s group matches.

He is eligible for selection in tonight’s match with FC Dallas.

Eddy Viator
Position: Defender
Height: 5’11
Weight: 155 pds.
Birthdate: June 2, 1982
Birth Place/Hometown: Colombes, France
Nationality: Guadeloupean
Last Club: Amiens SC
How Acquired: Signed on Wednesday July 20, 2011
Pronunciation: “Vy-a-tor”