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Toronto FC forced to improvise at training camp as heavy rain falls in California

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Toronto FC headed to San Diego in search of warm weather during training camp. Mother Nature has not co-operated so far.

Head coach Bob Bradley says the team has had to “Improvise” of late because of heavy rain that has affected field conditions at the University of California San Diego.

“Hopefully by (Wednesday) we can get back into more of the regular kind of trainings that we started with,” Bradley told a virtual availability Tuesday. “I thought we were off to a good start, the group in a good way establishing some football ideas, pushing things along.”

The weather has forced the MLS team, now in its second week of training in California, to retreat to the gym at times in search of a workout.

San Diego was dealing with winter weather, wind, high surf and coastal flood advisories Tuesday not to mention lower-than-normal temperatures, albeit with a forecast high of 15 degrees Celsius (feeling like 13 C).

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Off the field, the search for a goalkeeper continues for Bradley with the off-season departure of Alex Bono (who signed with D.C. United) and Quentin Westberg (Atlanta United).

The only ‘keepers in camp are 22-year-old Tomas Romero, a former LAFC player acquired via the MLS re-entry draft in November, and 18-year-old Adisa De Rosario, a TFC 2 player who spent time last season with HFX Wanderers FC of the CPL. De Rosario is the son of Dwayne De Rosario, a star for both Canada and TFC.

Greg Ranjitsingh, who was the team’s third-string ‘keeper last season, is back in Toronto recovering from a non-COVID illness. Luka Gavran, a 22-year-old TFC 2 ‘keeper who taken in the second round of the 2022 MLS SuperDraft, is dealing with

Toronto FC headed to San Diego in search of warm weather during training camp. Head coach Bob Bradley says the team has had to “Improvise” of late because of heavy rain that has affected field conditions at the University of California San Diego. Greg Ranjitsingh, who was the team’s third-string ‘keeper last season, is back in Toronto recovering from a non-COVID illness.

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