Friday, December 12, 2014

Bright Dike re-signs with Toronto FC

After the 2014 season ended, forward Bright Dike's contract had expired. General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko decided at the point the club would be moving on without Dike. Today however, Dike was re-sgined by the Reds.

The terms of the contract have yet to be disclosed by the club, but Dike will now be back with Toronto FC for at least the 2015 season.

Dike struggled mightily last season appearing in only 2 matches after tearing his achilles for the second time in his career. He tore it in a practice session this past February 17th. He was on track to make the 22-man roster for Nigeria in the 2014 World Cup before the injury. He also tore his achilles with Portland back in February of 2011.

Dike has played just less than 2 seasons with Toronto scoring one goal in nine games and only playing a total of 449 minutes. He was acquired via a trade with Portland in September of 2013.

Dike has also played for the Portland Timbers, where he netted 6 goals in just under 3 seasons with the club. Dike was originally a first round pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew.

The Reds now have a log jam up front as Dike joins designated players Jermain Defoe and Gilberto along with Luke Moore, Jordan Hamilton, and recently added Robbie Findley.

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