Toronto Signs Burgos Jr.

Midfielder had trained with Toronto all through preseason.

Photo: Efrain Burgos Jr. ahead of a preseason match in Orlando.

Toronto FC announced Wednesday that the club has signed midfielder Efrain Burgos Jr.

"Burgos is a player that has many qualities we like and he can play our style of football,’ said Toronto FC Head Coach and Technical Director Aron Winter."He did well during preseason and we felt he can add depth  and quality to our midfield.”

Burgos, 23, was originally selected in the third round, 44th overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC. Burgos played his college soccer with San Jose State University before transferring to California Polytechnic State University in 2008. During his college career, Burgos also played in the USL Premier Development League. He rejoined Toronto FC during preseason in Toronto and Orlando last month.

Burgos has been called to El Salvador’s national team on three occasions but has yet to earn a cap for his country. He holds dual citizenship from El Salvador and the United States.

EFRAIN BURGOS JR. #33
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’11
Weight: 165
Birthdate: August 14, 1988
Born: Santa Ana, El Salvador    Hometown: San Bruno, California
Nationality: Salvadoran/American
Last Club: Cal Poly
How Acquired: Signed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Pronunciation: “Eff-rain Burr-go-z”

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