"I keep in contact with a lot of ex-players," Nelsen said.
"As soon as I got a sniff of that (chance to sign Cesar), it didn't take long to register how important it would be for Julio to be amongst our guys. His reputation on the field is second to none, but off the field he's a leader, a winner."
Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko spoke very proudly of the impending arrival of the experienced gloveman.
"Julio could have gone to a lot of places to get games for the World Cup and to get fit and ready to go, but he chose Toronto and Major League Soccer," Bezbatchenko said.
"That's a testament to what this league has done and what this club has done in terms of leadership in the last six months."
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