“We’re thrilled to have Gale Agbossoumonde join Toronto FC,” said Toronto FC President and General Manager, Kevin Payne. “He’s a young and immensely talented centre back with solid international experience at the U-17 and U-20 level for the United States, and we hope he will be a member of our team for years to come.”
The Togolese-born American, named the U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2010, has been a member of the U.S. U-17 and U-20 National Teams. He registered his first senior international cap on his birthday, November 17, 2010 against South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup. As a 17-year old, he participated in the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago, and helped the United States to qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, where he was a starter in every game. Agbossoumonde registered two goals in 30 caps with the U-20 squad between 2008 and 2011.