3 burning questions as Toronto FC's offseason continues

By Evan Curnew
Jesús Jiménez warming up for Toronto FC in a match against New York Red Bulls
Jesús Jiménez warming up for Toronto FC in a match against New York Red Bulls / Ira L. Black - Corbis/GettyImages
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We are roughly a month and a half away from the start of the MLS regular season and there still many questions surronding Toronto FC.

With the additions of Matt Hedges, Tomás Romero and Víctor Vázquez, the 2023 Toronto FC squad is slowly taking shape but there are still 3 key areas of concerns that have to be addressed this off-season.

Who will be the starting goalkeeper?

Sean Johnson training in Qatar for the World Cup (2022).
Sean Johnson training in Qatar for the World Cup (2022). / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

After letting the contracts of both Alex Bono and Quentin Westberg expire in December, Toronto FC are now searching for who will be their starter for the upcoming season. The club selected Tomás Romero 2nd overall in the 2022 MLS Re-entry Draft but it is very likely he will begin the season as the backup, as the El Salvadoran international has not played an MLS game since 2021.

Toronto FC were previously linked to Argentine Roridgo Rey but the 31 year-old has since signed with C. A. Independentie.

American Sean Johnson, who is regarded as one of the best keepers in MLS, is currently a free agent after an impressive 2022 campaign that saw him earn an all-star place. Johnson has spent the last 5 seasons with New York City FC and was a part of the USMNT's 2022 World Cup roster. Johnson will be a heavily sought-after free agent among MLS clubs and potentially will be a Designated Player wherever he ends up. It would make a lot of sense for Toronto to target Johnson but there could be salary complications.

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