Ghana striker Dominic Oduro signs for Toronto FC from Columbus Crew

Dominic Oduro

Dominic Oduro

Major League Soccer side Toronto FC have acquired Ghana forward Dominic Oduro from the Columbus Crew.

The transfer will see Spanish winger Alvaro Rey move the other way.

“To my new team, Toronto hope to help the team move forward. Thanks for everyones love and support,” the Ghanaian tweeted Friday.

Another tweet read: “Wanna thank the Crew organization for the opportunity they gave me to play for them. It was blast but in the end guess it didn’t work out.”

The 28-year-old Oduro has 46 goals in 228 MLS appearances, including 139 starts.

He is goalless in 11 games (six starts) this season.

Prior to Columbus, Oduro had played for Chicago, Dallas, Houston and New York.

“Dominic is a player that we have had our eye on for quite some time, and we are pleased to finalize this deal and bring him to Toronto FC,” said team general manager Tim Bezbatchenko in a statement.

“He is a player that has a tremendous amount of speed, and adds a lot to a team’s attack.

“We’d also like to thank Alvaro for his contributions to Toronto FC and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. The Cockerel says:

    Linking up with Jermaine Defoe?

  2. Kelly says:

    I finally go watch a TFC game

  3. keith from germany says:

    new teamates Brazilian goalie julio ceasar,english man Jermain Defoe as
    well as micheal bradley.
    i dont wanna complain but i guess AA has realy overlooked the US based players because some of these guys are doing a great job

    • OHENENANA says:

      Yes keith he is a ok player with lots of pace but he no where near players like Accam and Waris and young players like Boakye Acheampong and Assifuah are still coming he is now where near the quality of those players i dont see him in the blackstars he is just not good enough we need worldclass players or players with worldclass potential he is not one of those players

  4. Nana ,Vancouver says:

    For your information Keith ,Toronto is not in the US .Toronto is in the province of Ontario Canada and thank you

  5. Kells says:

    @nana Vancouver.. Did you read Keith’s response well? Oduro’s former team was based in US and secondly majority of the teams are based in US. Thank you!

  6. keith from germany says:

    nana vancouver i know that toronto is not in the united states.
    The team fc toronto plays in the MLS just like vancouver white caps with Gershon koffie.
    A good example are those two welsh teams cardiff city and swansea who all plays in the english premier league.
    Its all good nana from vancouver i kno i mean no harm.

  7. keith from germany says:

    @ohenenana i know dominic oduro very well.
    he had a decent game when ghana played against chile in phildelphia in the year of 2012.
    all im trying to say is,some of these Major League Soccer players are way better than those South african based players or from TP Mazembe.
    i kno they can match the likes of Atsu,waris,etc etc but why not give them a try in a friendly match?
    Because for me the MLS has realy come of age and a lot of these american based europe players are now willing to go home because the pay is good and the MLS has got Quality players.

  8. keith from germany says:

    i kno they cant match*

  9. Nana,Vancouver says:

    Waaaa look Ghana paa,all the teams already arriving in Brazil to hey acclimitized with the weather we still lounging in fkn Miami .If GFA thinks Miami heat is like Brazil heat then they need to go bak to 6 form and do geography.And what’s up with Kwesi Appiah and six four natural defenders?i don’t count Inkoom and Jonathan Mensah as defenders these two guys suck .Inkoom can’t defend or cross cuz he’s too short and skinny and Jonathan Mensah is penalty prone .our midfield is solid no doubt bout that and for strikers I thnk Kwesi Appiah shoulda taken Assifuah and the leading scorer In the local league back home in Ghana instead of Jordan Ayew.I got nothing against Ayew but I thnk it’s not his time yet for the big stage he still needs few more yrs to go .his older brother Andre Ayew was the same when he made the squad for the CAN 2008 he didn’t know WTF He was doing anytime he came onto the field

  10. Nana,Vancouver says:

    Waaaa look Ghana paa,all the teams already arriving in Brazil to get acclimitized with the weather we still lounging in fkn Miami .If GFA thinks Miami heat is like Brazil heat then they need to go bak to 6 form and do geography.And what’s up with Kwesi Appiah and six four natural defenders?i don’t count Inkoom and Jonathan Mensah as defenders these two guys suck .Inkoom can’t defend or cross cuz he’s too short and skinny and Jonathan Mensah is penalty prone .our midfield is solid no doubt bout that and for strikers I thnk Kwesi Appiah shoulda taken Assifuah and the leading scorer In the local league back home in Ghana instead of Jordan Ayew.I got nothing against Ayew but I thnk it’s not his time yet for the big stage he still needs few more yrs to go .his older brother Andre Ayew was the same when he made the squad for the CAN 2008 he didn’t know WTF He was doing anytime he came onto the field

  11. Carlos says:

    Well done Dominic I’ve spoke to him a few times he’s so chilled and relaxed he deserves this move ,he can so what he can do on pitch like at Chicago fire