Toronto FC may have become one of the stingiest defensive teams in recent matches, but scoring has been a problem—there only five other MLS clubs netting fewer goals.
On Tuesday, TFC took the first step to address their scoring woes by adding experienced forward Miguel Ángel Ferrer Martínez – better known as “Mista” – through the end of the current MLS season.
Mista, who has played his entire career in Spain, was a former teammate of current TFC Designated Player Julian de Guzman at Deportivo La Coruña.
Although he never broke into Spain’s senior national side (only two caps), the 31-year-old has proven a reliable player over the years for Tenerife, Atlético Madrid and Valencia, where he is widely remembered for featuring on the Rafael Benítez teams which won the 2004 UEFA Cup and two La Liga titles.
Last season, Mista made just five starts and came off the bench eight times for Deportivo. In early June he came to a mutual agreement with the club to terminate his contract, which still had one year remaining.
Mista will be available for selection after the international transfer window opens for the summer on July 15. Toronto's first match after the window opens is a July 17 trip to face the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.