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Toronto FC without Gilberto for season opener

The Toronto FC revolution will have to start without newly acquired striker Gilberto, who will miss his club's opener with an injury.

Newly acquired Brazilian striker hampered by upper leg injury

Brazilian forward Gilberto has been hampered by an upper-leg injury. (Neil Davidson/Canadian Press)

The Toronto FC revolution will have to start without newly acquired striker Gilberto.

The Brazilian designated player, one of several marquee acquisitions in the off-season, has been left in Toronto due to injury as manager Ryan Nelsen's revamped MLS team prepares for its season opener Saturday in Seattle.

Gilberto's pre-season has been disrupted by an upper leg injury. Unlike fellow designated players Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley, Gilberto was also out of season going into the start of camp.

Toronto's home opener is March 22 against D.C. United.

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