TFC adds ‘steel’ to midfield

RYAN WOLSTAT, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:17 PM ET

On the eve of its Major League Soccer season debut, TFC did some lineup tweaking on Friday, inking midfielder Martin Saric and goalkeeper Jon Conway and waiving goalie Brian Edwards.

Conway will back up starting ’keeper Stefan Frei, coming off a standout rookie season.

The club also hopes to sign defender Adrian Cann who, like Saric, made a good impression as a trialist during the pre-season, but it is unclear if it has the cap space to do so.

TFC manager and director of soccer Mo Johnston was pleased to add Saric, an Argentine with a Croatian passport.

“He’s going to add a bit of steel to our midfield,” Johnston said in a release. “He’s a very good player, has a great understanding of the game and works very hard.”

Saric, 30, has spent the bulk of his time in Romania but, most recently, played for NK Celje in Slovenia.

“Conway is a great addition to our team, he’s a strong character,” Johnston added. “I had him in New York and Preki had him in Chivas, so we both know him very well.”

Conway, 32, is in his 11th MLS season. Though he played just one game with Chivas in 2009, Conway started 28 games in ’08, earning seven shutouts and a 1.50 goals against average.

Edwards was selected by TFC with the 28th pick of the 2008 SuperDraft and has started in nine games.

ryan.wolstat@sunmedia.ca


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