TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signing
Toronto FC announced on Wednesday that the club has re-signed midfielder Victor Vazquez to a multi-year contract extension, keeping the Spanish playmaker a Red for the foreseeable future.
Vazquez, 31, was named to the MLS Best XI last season after scoring eight goals and finishing second in the league in assists (16), including an MLS-best six game-winning assists. He registered 10 goals and 20 assists in 39 combined appearances across across all competitions and was named MLS Player of the Week four times.
“Following the conclusion of the 2016 season, teams within MLS started to figure out they could sit back on us. It was critical for our group to find a top-level talent that could help unlock teams and put us over the top,” said TFC senior VP of soccer operations and GM Tim Bezbatchenko in a club release.
“Victor ultimately would become that piece helping us in our success last season in winning the treble. We are pleased to get this deal done so that Victor can help us defend our titles this season and beyond.”
Hampered by a back injury, Vazquez has made five appearances across MLS and Concacaf Champions League thus far this year.