April 17, 2007 Toronto FC sign Danny Dichio (from Canadian Press)

POSTED ON: 17/04/07
Veteran English striker signs with Toronto FC
Canadian Press

TORONTO Veteran striker Danny Dichio is leaving Preston North End for Toronto FC.

Dichio, 32, has also played for Derby, West Brom, Sunderland, Millwall and QPR in England and had a stint in Italy with Sampdoria and Lecce.

"It's been something on my mind for a year or two now, that we go to America to live when I finish playing, or if I had the opportunity, to move out there before I finish playing and this has arisen," he was quoted on the Preston official website.

"I went over there for a week about a month ago, and Toronto were one of the clubs that put an offer on the table for me. It's a very good contract that they've offered me for my family and me personally. With the (MLS) transfer window shutting on Sunday it had to be done rather quickly.

"It's a fresh opportunity and adventure for me and at this stage of my career this is what I think I needed."

The six-foot-three forward has five goals this season for Preston in the Football Championship, one tier below the Premier League.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he signed a three-year deal with the MLS. Dicho's contract with Preston was to run out this summer.

Toronto, an expansion team, is 0-2 and has yet to score this season.

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