Toronto FC get Tyrone Marshall from Galaxy
Toronto FC completed a trade Wednesday, sending forward Edson Buddle to the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for veteran defender Tyrone Marshall.
Buddle, 26, appeared in 10 games— including five starts— with Toronto this season. The New Rochelle, N.Y., native, whowas acquired from the New York Red Bulls in November for midfielder Tim Regan, logged 481 minutes and collected two assists for Toronto.
Marshall, 32, has started eight games and scored one goal for the Galaxy in this, his 10th season in Major League Soccer. A longtime member of the Jamaican national team, Marshall was named the MLS defensive player of the year in both 2004 and 2005.
"He's a quality, experienced international defender," said Toronto head coach Mo Johnston. "… And he has the experience within this league that we were looking for."
"Edson's a quality guy. I talked to him last night, he's sad to go, and we're sad to see him go, but sometimes there's a price to be paid."
Johnston added that the addition of Marshall will allow Toronto to move defender Jim Brennan to the left side of the field.
Marshall will not be eligible to play in Toronto's game Sunday against FC Dallas (CBC, 1 p.m. ET) after receiving a red card last Saturday in a game against Dallas.