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Toronto FC defender Domenico Criscito retires following 2022 MLS season

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Toronto FC defender Domenico Criscito has introduced his retirement from skilled soccer.

Criscito joined TFC lower than six months in the past on a free switch from Genoa – the membership he made 274 appearances for throughout three separate spells.

The 35-year-old left-back made 16 appearances throughout his stick with Toronto, scoring as soon as, although he was unable to assist information them into the MLS Cup Playoffs, with the Reds ending thirteenth within the Japanese Convention.

“Mimmo had an distinctive profession for membership and nation, and we’re joyful we had the prospect to work with him the previous six months,” Toronto FC president Invoice Manning stated in a membership press launch. “Throughout his time with us he has been a real skilled on and off the pitch and we want nothing however the perfect for him and his household.”

Criscito additionally performed for Juventus and Zenit Saint Petersburg throughout his profession – successful two league titles with the latter – whereas he picked up 26 senior caps for the Italian nationwide group between 2009 and 2018.

“Thanks very a lot, Toronto FC, for these six lovely months. My household and I loved our time on this unbelievable metropolis, and we felt part of this nice household from day one,” stated Criscito. “It’s time for me to go residence and consider what I’ll do for my future. Thanks and All For One.”

Following Criscito’s departure, Toronto nonetheless have two Italian stars to construct their 2023 roster round in Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi who, regardless of the membership’s struggles, nonetheless managed 14 targets and 4 major assists in 24 mixed MLS appearances throughout the second half of final season.

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