Toronto FC is finally moving on from goalkeeper Alex Bono.
Watching Alex Bono’s time end with Toronto FC was difficult. We all want to remember Bono lifting the MLS Cup. However, he has been a huge liability. Instead of dreaming about another championship, Bono was one of the reasons TFC watched their playoff hopes come to an end.
MLS: It is perplexing how Toronto FC doesn't have an above-average MLS goalkeeper in a team that is one of the most talented in the field.
Alex Bono continues to force TFC into outscoring their problems. pic.twitter.com/KLCulAD4SM
— Ben Steiner (@BenSteiner00) August 21, 2022
Today it was reported Bono won’t be with the Reds next season. I don’t want to pile up on Alex, but it needed to happen.
Alex Bono, Quentin Westberg, Doneil Henry, Noble Okello, and Achara will not be returning to Toronto FC in 2023.
Chris Mavinga and Jonathan Osorio are both out of contract, but remain in discussions with the club to potentially return next season.
— Michael Singh (@MichaelSingh94) October 14, 2022
TFC fans had a lot of hope when Federico Bernardeschi, Lorenzo Insigne, and Richie Laryea joined the team in July. It looked like TFC would make a run for the playoffs, but it was cut short.
Bono wasn’t the only issue. TFC is still a defender and a midfielder short of being considered a true contender. However, Bono was an issue. Toronto needed a change in goal.
Alex Bono and Quentin Westberg both had some good moments with Toronto FC, as well as some struggles and mistakes.
— Total TFC (@Total_TFC) October 14, 2022