Ecuadorian winger Plata leaves Toronto for Real Salt Lake

Toronto FC have traded Joao Plata to Real Salt Lake in exchange for a second-round draft in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.

The 20-year old Ecuadorian winger joined TFC on loan from LDU Quito in 2011 before signing permanently in January last year but will now continue his career with RSL after making a total of 52 appearances for the Canadian club.

“While Plata is a player our fans enjoyed watching, he did not figure in our plans moving forward,” Toronto president and general manager Kevin Payne said in a statement.

“It made sense for our club to move him for value as we can continue to build the team we want.”

RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey added: “We are happy to add a fast, young forward with MLS experience.

“We believe that Joao can become an impactful member of our team as we continue to work to restock our forward group.”

 
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