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Juan Toja is back in MLS.
The former FC Dallas All-Star signed a contract with the league and will be assigned a team through the league's allocation order next week, joining Eddie Johnson, Kamani Hill, Bakary Soumare and Luis Robles as players to go through the player mechanism this season. Because Toja left MLS for a transfer fee, FC Dallas did not retain his MLS rights and he is subjected to the allocation order upon his return.
Toja, now 27, was an All-Star midfielder during his two seasons in the league before bolting for Romanian side Steaua Bucuresti in 2008. The New England Revolution hold the top spot in the allocation order, followed by Toronto FC, Chivas USA, San Jose Earthquakes, D.C. United, Portland Timbers as the next five teams, respectively. Should Dallas reclaim Toja, he would have to be passed on by eight teams in the order.
What do you think of this development? Which team do you see claiming Toja? Do you think he can be a difference-maker in MLS?
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