Jermain Defoe moved across the Atlantic from Tottenham to Toronto FC this winter for a fee reported in the neighborhood of $10 million. It’s all part of the Canadian club’s attempt to make a splash — and the MLS playoffs for the first time in their eight-year existence. They also brought in U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley and Brazilian No. 1 keeper Julio Cesar — who pops up with the rare “gfy-bomb” above.
Through two game the England international is making good on the club’s investment scoring three times, including once in his home debut over the weekend at BMO Field. TFC fans responded in turn by showering their high-priced striker with what appears to be fake money following his goal against DC United aka “making it rain.” (It’s hard to tell sometimes with Canadian money since it’s so colorful, as Fox Sports Live host Dan O’Toole told me back in December.)
So far, so good for Defoe and Toronto FC. Of course the MLS season is a marathon that doesn’t conclude until December. Even so, Defoe certainly looks like he could be one of the better high-priced players that league has imported from abroad. Better start printing up more fake money. [via r/MLS]