Toronto FC announced today that the club has signed Canadian international defender Richie Laryea to a new contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Richie has been terrific since he joined us. He played a valuable role, both for TFC, and the Canadian Men’s National Team last year,” said Toronto FC General Manager Ali Curtis. “Off the field, Richie’s character and personality is tremendous. He earned this new contract in many ways, and we are excited for he, his family, and what he will bring to TFC moving forward.”
Laryea has made two appearances with one goal this season for Toronto FC. He originally signed with the club on March 21, 2019 following a successful preseason trial. A midfielder prior to joining TFC, Laryea moved into a right full back position and made 28 appearances (combined) with two goals and two assists last season. Originally selected by Orlando City SC in the first round (7th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Akron, Laryea played for Orlando City SC and Orlando City B from 2016-18.
Laryea earned his first call-up to the Canadian Men’s National Team and his first cap on September 7, 2019 in a 6-0 victory over Cuba in a Concacaf Nations League match. He has earned six caps in total for Canada.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC signs defender Richie Laryea to a new contract.
RICHIE LARYEA - #22
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birthdate: January 7, 1995 (Age – 25)
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Last Club: Orlando City SC (signed with TFC on March 21, 2019)