TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signed
Toronto FC announced on Wednesday that the club has re-signed goalkeeper Alex Bono to a contract extension, a reflection of his role in the Reds’ 2017 treble campaign and sustained run of success over the past three years.
Bono, 24, has made 18 appearances across all competitions in 2018, recording a record of 7-6-5 and registering four clean sheets across league and Concacaf Champions League play for TFC. Last season Bono set club records for most clean sheets in league play in a single season (10) and league wins in a single season (19). He also holds Toronto’s record for wins across all competitions (37).
In 10 MLS games this year, Bono has made 37 saves on 55 shots faced, conceding 18 goals and compiling a goals-against average of 1.80 with a save percentage of 67.3.
“Alex was a big part of our success last season. He set club records for wins and clean sheets and was a critical piece of our championship team,” said TFC senior VP and GM Tim Bezbatchenko in a club release. “Since joining the club as a first round pick in 2015, Alex’s ability to make key saves in big moments has been critical to our success.”
Bono, who reportedly drew interest from Europe earlier this year, has also climbed into the US men’s national team picture. He made his USMNT debut and earned a clean sheet in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylania on May 28.