HOW ACQUIRED: Via trade with Vancouver Whitecaps on Dec. 18, 2015.
A steady right fullback with an accurate cross and six years of MLS experience under his belt, Steven Beitashour joined Toronto FC from the Vancouver Whitecaps after spending the first four years of his pro career with the San Jose Earthquakes. Drafted in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft (30th overall) out of San Diego State University, the San Jose native helped his hometown club win the 2012 Supporters' Shield.
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INTERNATIONAL: Born to Iranian parents, the 2012 MLS All-Star made his debut with the Iranian national team in 2013, playing a major role in 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification and earning a place on the country's 2014 World Cup squad. Prior to committing to Iran, Beitashour had been called into one camp with the US national team, getting the call from head coach Jurgen Klinsmann in August of 2012.