Toronto FC announce Darren O'Dea set to transfer as midseason changes to continue
First-year manager Ryan Nelsen's midseason transformation of Toronto FC continues.
On Saturday, TFC released a statement announcing that captain Darren O'Dea will leave the club.
O'Dea was with the Reds in Kansas City for Saturday's match with Sporting KC, but, according to the statement, he "went back to Toronto to finalize a transfer.
"As per club policy we will not discuss terms and cannot provide any further information at this time," the statement read.
No word yet on where O'Dea is transferring to.
O'dea, 26, arrived in Toronto midway through the 2012 season after taking part in the European Championships with the Irish national team. Usually lining up at center back, he played 26 matches for Toronto, scored one goal, and notched three assists.
With O'Dea's departure, the club announced that Steven Caldwell will wear the armband going forward.
This move is just the latest made by TFC this summer. Earlier this week, the club traded attacking midfielder Luis Silva to D.C. United and on Friday signed defender Mark Bloom on loan from recently crowned NASL champions Atlanta Silverbacks. Also on Friday, veteran center back Danny Califf retired.
O'Dea strikes his first (and only) goal for Toronto