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Darren O’Dea signs an undisclosed contract with Toronto FC

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Toronto FC has signed Irish defender Darren O’Dea. He can officially join the team once his International Transfer Certificate is received.

The official terms of the agreement are not disclosed. Plus, at the time of the publication, the length of his deal is not known either.

Republic of Ireland soccer player Darren O'Dea heads the ball towards the goal during the International Friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and the Czech Republic
Darren O’Dea heads the ball towards the goal during the International Friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and the Czech Republic (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

This will be the first time that O’Dea has played in the United States. He previously played in Scotland and England.

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He joins Toronto FC after playing for Leeds United in England. He also played for Reading and Ipswich Town in England, as well.

O’Dea began his career with Celtic in Scotland. He played four seasons with Celtic from 2006-07 through 2009-10.

With Leeds United, he appeared in 35 matches. He made 35 starts. He had two goals in 3,078 minutes.

He made 20 appearances with Ipswich Town. He also made eight appearances with Reading. On neither team, he scored a goal or registered a point.

With Celtic, he made 49 appearances and 35 starts. He had four goals during his tenure with the team.

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“Darren addresses our need for an experienced, no-nonsense central defender,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Director of Soccer Operations Paul Mariner. “Darren has great leadership abilities and his experience, both for club and country, will be a welcomed addition to our club and for our young players. We are so pleased to bring him to Toronto.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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