Toronto FC's Luis Silva has begun his training stint with German 2.Bundesliga club FSV Frankfurt.

The 23-year old midfielder departed Canada on Thursday to take up a two-week training spell following an impressive rookie campaign in MLS.

Toronto boss Paul Mariner feels it will be a very positive experience for Silva who he is confident will return to the BMO Field as a much improved player.

"I think that will help him," Toronto FC head coach Paul Mariner told "It's a different environment.

"I don't think we'll have a sophomore slump with Silva. He really loves the game, he wants to improve, he wants to get better."

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