Toronto FC has added yet another piece to its roster with the addition of attacking midfielder Armando Cooper from C.D. Arabe Unido of Panama’s Liga Panamena de Futbol.
Cooper, 28 years old, began his career at Arabe Unido before plying his trade in Argentina and then in Europe before returning back to Arabe Unido in 2015. He has represented Panama at the youth level and making 54 appearances for the senior team scoring 3 goals.
Although he’s not known for his scoring prowess, his capability to play as a playmaking #10 to provide Seba Giovinco and Jozy Altidore with an early pass is what Toronto FC has seen value in. It was rumoured in 2011 that the New York Red Bulls had made an attempt to sign Armando, with the deal collapsing at the last minute.
It’s not yet known exactly when he will make his debut for his new club, but Cooper’s presence will bring depth and an added attacking punch to a team already in fine form and pushing for just their second playoff appearance.