Four players’ options are not exercised, four players out of contract
Toronto FC announced Monday that it has exercised contract options on 13 players and have not exercised options on four players, four players are out of contract, while six players are already under guaranteed contracts for the 2017 season.
Toronto FC has exercised the contract options on goalkeepers Clint Irwin and Alex Bono; defenders Drew Moor, Nick Hagglund, Eriq Zavaleta, Mark Bloom; midfielders Jonathan Osorio, Armando Cooper, Jay Chapman and Tsubasa Endoh and forwards Tosaint Ricketts, Jordan Hamilton and Mo Babouli.
The six players already under contract for the 2017 season are: defenders Justin Morrow and Steven Beitashour; midfielders Michael Bradley, Marky Delgado and forwards Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore.
Toronto FC has not exercised options on defender Clement Simonin, midfielders Chris Mannella, Daniel Lovitz and Benoit Cheyrou. In addition, goalkeeper Quillan Roberts, defenders Ashtone Morgan, Josh Williams and midfielder Will Johnson will all be out of contract at the end of the year. Lovitz, Morgan and Williams are eligible for the MLS Re-Entry Draft.
“This group of players have made us all proud and represented the club admirably in what was a historic year. We are pleased to have many returning for 2017 as we continue to build a stable and productive team that competes for championships,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. "We will continue to discuss with those out of contract and whose options were declined as we now turn to the offseason and prepare to build for the 2017 season.”
Toronto FC’s 2017 roster as it currently stands:
Goalkeepers (2): Alex Bono, Clint Irwin
Defenders (6): Steven Beitashour, Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund, Drew Moor, Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta
Midfielders (6): Michael Bradley, Jay Chapman, Armando Cooper, Marky Delgado, Tsubasa Endoh, Jonathan Osorio
Forwards (5): Jozy Altidore, Mo Babouli, Sebastian Giovinco, Jordan Hamilton, Tosaint Ricketts