December 1, 2006 Toronto FC signs goalkeeper Greg Sutton (from Toronto FC Media Relations)
Goalkeeper Sutton joins Toronto FC
Canadian international makes move to MLS
Toronto FC Media Relations
Toronto FC announced Friday that they have signed Canadian International Goalkeeper Greg Sutton to a multi year contract. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.
Sutton, 6 foot 6, 210 pounds is a native of Montreal, Quebec and heads to Major League Soccer from the United Soccer League's Montreal Impact.
He was the starting goalkeeper when the Impact won the 2004 league championship, beating the Seattle Sounders. That year, he was named league MVP and the club's Defensive Player of the Year.
Sutton, 29, was picked on the first All-League team for four straight years (2003 to 2006). He holds the club record for all-time regular-season career shutouts (67), wins (72), games played (132) and minutes played (12,309).
He made his Canadian National Team debut January 18, 2004 vs Barbados. Some of his National team highlights include:
Played all three games at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Earned second senior cap and shutout versus Northern Ireland February 9, 2005; and
Invited to the Men's World Cup Team Development Camp in July 2004 and played against Hearts in a 1-1 draw.
Toronto FC is Major League Soccer's 13th team, and begins play in April of 2007 at the new BMO Field at Exhibition Stadium.
Greg Sutton Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-6 Weight: 210 Birthdate: April 19, 1977 Hometown: Montreal, QC Last Club: Montreal Impact (USL)
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