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Toronto FC trades Canadian Luca Pietraso to Orlando City for allocation money

Toronto FC has traded fullback/midfielder Luca Pietraso to Orlando City SC in a deal that could net TFC up to $400,000 in general allowances.

Toronto will be guaranteed $300,000 in 2023 general allocation money and receive an additional $50,000 in 2024 and $50,000 in 2025 if certain performance-based criteria are met. Toronto will also retain a percentage of sales in the event of future transfers.

Luca is a very technical player that can play anywhere on the left side of our formation, from left back to out on the wing,'' Orlando GM Luiz Muzzi said in a statement. “While only 22, he has solid experience at the senior level and he will provide us with immediate strength in the position, with plenty of potential for growth.”

Petrasso has made 27 appearances for Toronto since signing as a domestic player in January, becoming the 27th player in club history to sign for the first team from TFC’s academy.

He had four assists in 23 league games, including 21 starts, and was part of the Toronto team that won the 2020 Canadian Championship final against Forge FC in June.

He spent the previous four seasons with Toronto FC II, scoring three goals in 63 appearances. Petrasso joined the Toronto Academy in January 2013.

The Toronto native has represented Canada at the youth level.

As a homegrown player, Petrasso is automatically reserved for St. Louis City SC in Friday’s MLS Expansion Draft.

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