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Toronto FC sign D Raoul Petretta from Turkish club

Aug 31, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A member of a Toronto FC supporters group leads the fans in a cheer during a game against LA Galaxy at BMO Field. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC signed defender Raoul Petretta from the Turkish top-flight club Kasimpasa SK.

The deal announced Tuesday for the 25-year-old runs through the 2025 season with an option for 2026.

Born in Germany, Petretta began his pro career with Switzerland’s FC Basel in 2017. He had 10 goals and 12 assists in 152 appearances there before transferring to Kasimpasa in mid-2022.

“Raoul is an experienced young left back who established himself in a strong European club and has gained experience playing at a high level in European competitions with FC Basel,” Toronto head coach and sporting director Bob Bradley said in a release.

“He is a smart passer, disciplined defender and has the work rate to get up and down the left flank consistently. We are excited to have him join Toronto FC and strengthen our backline.”

–Field Level Media