Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - The New England Revolution acquired two-time
MLS All-Star midfielder Juan Toja through Major League Soccer's Allocation
Process on Monday.
The 27-year-old spent the 2007 season and the first half of the 2008 campaign
with FC Dallas, where he appeared in 43 regular-season games, scoring eight
goals with three assists and being named to the MLS All-Star team during both
Toja signed with MLS on Aug. 23, and because he is a former league player who
was sold to a foreign club, he was available to MLS teams through the
Allocation Process, with teams ranked based on recent performance.
"We're pleased to add a player of Juan's skill and experience through the
Allocation Process, and we're looking forward to getting Juan in with the team
as soon as possible," Revs general manager Michael Burns said. "He's not only
played in MLS and is familiar with the league, but he's also been very
successful in MLS. We believe he'll be a valuable player for us."
The Colombian was sold to Romania's Steaua Bucuresti by Dallas in 2008 and he
spent 18 months with the club, making 51 appearances and totaling three goals
and five assists.
Toja then transferred to Aris Thessaloniki in Greece in the summer of 2010
where he appeared in 37 games before leaving the club this summer.
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