TFC targets Canuck striker

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:22 PM ET

TORONTO - Toronto FC has its front office in order and it appears the club is lining up potential players to sign as well.

According to a Dutch report, Canadian international striker Andrew Ornoch — who trained with the Reds last season — will be joining the team this season after getting homesick while competing for BV Veendam in the Netherlands.

Ornoch, a sturdy, 6-foot-3 target man scored three goals in nine appearances with Veendam.

Ornoch was born in Poland but started playing soccer for the North Scarborough Soccer Club, which has also produced standout Canadians like Atiba Hutchinson, TFC’s Julian de Guzman and his brother, Jonathan.

Ornoch has three caps for Canada.

According to the11.ca Dutch forward Bas Ent — who played for TFC in a friendly against Bolton last season — also expects to be in camp.

“It’s not all settled,” the 23-year-old midfielder told the blog.

“I’m just waiting for that moment to sign with TFC.”

Ent’s Dayton (Ohio) Dutch Lion teammate Evan Schwartz, a defender, might also get a look.

Nothing is imminent since new technical director/head coach Aron Winter and Bob De Klerk have left Toronto for the time being, while new general manager Paul Winter is at the MLS combine.

The team declined to comment.

The club expects de Guzman — who is rehabbing well after undergoing surgery after the season ended — to be ready for training camp.


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