Toronto FC has announced the signing of young defender Gale Agbossoumonde.

The 21-year old Togolese-born American joined the Canadian club via a weighted lottery on Thursday.

"We're thrilled to have Gale Agbossoumonde join Toronto FC," said TFC President and General Manager, Kevin Payne.

"He's a young and immensely talented center-back with solid international experience at the U-17 and U-20 level for the United States, and we hope he will be a member of our team for years to come."

Agbossoumonde kicked off his senior career with Miami FC in 2009 and has since taken in spells with Portuguese outfits Sporting Braga and Estoril Praia, Swedish club Djurgarden, Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt and the NASL's Carolina RailHawks.

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