Start in Chicago will likely end Frei's tenure with TFC

Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei will likely be leaving the team in the off-season after losing...

Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei will likely be leaving the team in the off-season after losing his No. 1 job. (REUTERS)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 PM ET

Toronto FC’s longest-serving player wouldn’t answer questions about his impending departure this week.

“I don’t know,” Stefan Frei snapped back at the Toronto Sun with what sounded like a prepared statment. “I’m focused right now on what’s at hand.”

Frei, who hasn’t started an MLS match since falling 3-0 two years ago at Chivas USA, will play in place of a suspended Joe Bendik on Saturday in Chicago, a match that has massive playoff implications in the Eastern Conference.

To reiterate how long it has been since TFC’s former first-round draft pick was between the pipes, he shared the field with Juan Pablo Angel during his last start, as well as Justin Braun, who at the time was scoring for the southern California side.

But a bad spell of injuries has seen Frei’s playing time not only diminish, but completely cease to exist.


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