TFC GM tells QMI Agency his roster plans

Toronto FC would like veteran Robert Earnshaw to return next season. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY...

Toronto FC would like veteran Robert Earnshaw to return next season. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY SPORTS)

Kurtis Larson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:04 AM ET

Toronto FC wants a pair of veteran faces back in the club’s dressing room next season.

It’s now up to Robert Earnshaw and Bobby Convey to accept the club’s latest offers.

In a sit-down exclusive with the Toronto Sun prior to MLS Cup Saturday, TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko laid out the ins and outs of Toronto’s roster ahead of the official beginning of Major League Soccer’s off-season.

Darel Russell and Justin Braun won’t be back. Neither will Michael Thomas, Danny Koevermans and Stefan Frei.

As for Convey, who Bezbatchenko told the Sun “could be an important piece” next season, the Reds are attempting to make the veteran’s salary cap hit match his on-field production.

“Obviously his number is what it is,” Bezbatchenko said. “Because we (will) have a number of Designated Players where the number is higher, we need to make sure the numbers reflect the output."


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