Orlando Metropolis signal defender Luca Petrasso in commerce with Toronto FC

Orlando City sign defender Luca Petrasso in trade with Toronto FC

Orlando Metropolis have acquired Canadian defender Luca Petrasso in a commerce with Toronto FC.

The Lions have paid an preliminary $300k in Common Allocation Cash (GAM) for the 22-year-old, whereas an extra $50k GAM may very well be paid in each 2024 and 2025 if sure efficiency metrics are hit.

Petrasso qualifies for homegrown standing and can’t be chosen by St. Louis CITY in Friday’s MLS Growth Draft.

“Luca is a really technical participant that may play anyplace on the left facet of our formation, from left again to out on the wing,” Orlando Metropolis government vice chairman of soccer operations and normal supervisor Luiz Muzzi mentioned in a membership press launch.

“Whereas simply 22, he has stable expertise on the senior stage and he’ll present speedy power for us on the place, with a whole lot of potential for progress.”

A former Canada Below-17 worldwide, Petrasso loved a breakthrough 12 months with the Toronto FC senior crew in 2022, making 26 appearances throughout all competitions and offering 4 assists. He joins an Orlando Metropolis facet that made the MLS Cup Playoffs for the third straight 12 months in 2022, although they exited to CF Montreal in Spherical One.

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