Toronto FC shore up goalkeeper ranks with deal for Philadelphia Union's Chris Konopka
Toronto FC announced Friday they have acquired goalkeeper Chris Konopka from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
“Chris is a keeper that we’ve had our eye on for some time and we’re happy to get this deal done,” Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen said in a statement. “He will be a welcomed addition to an already solid stable of keepers we have here at Toronto FC.”
Konopka, 28, is currently in his second season with the Union, where he started in one league match. He signed with the Philadelphia Union in March 2012.
He was originally selected in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft by the then Kansas City Wizards. He left the club at the conclusion of the 2007 season to trial with Bohemians FC of the League of Ireland. He later signed and was part of the club’s “Irish Double,” winning both the League of Ireland Championship and the FAI Cup. Konopka spent two more seasons in Ireland with Sporting Fingal (2009), and Waterford United (2010).