Toronto-Los Angeles Swap Defenders

22-year old Kyle Davies heads to BMO Field for Dasan Robinson.

Toronto FC announced Thursday that the club has acquired defender Kyle Davies from the LA Galaxy in exchange for defender Dasan Robinson.

“We are acquiring a young central defender with leadership experience and I feel Kyle will fit into our plans both now and long-term,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Technical Director Aron Winter. “I’d like to thank Dasan for his contributions to our club and wish him well in Los Angeles.”

Davies, 22, joined the Galaxy in May and did not make an appearance this season. His career began at English side Southampton in 2007 with the youth club and reserve team. Davies signed a contract with Major League Soccer and joined Real Salt Lake in 2009. He was later traded to FC Dallas in April 2009 and was waived by the club prior to joining LA. Davies was captain for the United States U-20 team that played in the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Davies also captained the U.S. at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Robinson, 27 was acquired on July 28th from the Chicago Fire and made one appearance for Toronto FC on August 18 in Panama against Tauro FC during a CONCACAF Champions League group match.

Kyle Davies
Position: Defender
Height: 5’10
Weight:  160 pds.
Birthdate: April 11, 1989
Birth Place/Hometown: Danville, California
Nationality: American
Last Club: LA Galaxy
How Acquired: Trade with LA Galaxy on September 16, 2011
Pronunciation: “day-vees”