O'Dea makes MLS move
Defender joins Toronto FC on free transfer
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: August 3, 2012 5:00pm
Darren O'Dea: Joining Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.
Former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea has joined Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.
O'Dea arrives at Toronto on a free transfer after being released by Celtic earlier this summer.
The Irishman started his career at Celtic, but was unable to force his way into Neil Lennon's plans.
The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Leeds but Whites boss Neil Warnock opted against making the move permanent.
Toronto FC head coach and director of soccer operations Paul Mariner hailed the signing of the Republic of Ireland international.
"Darren has great leadership abilities and his experience, both for club and country, will be a welcomed addition to our club and for our young players. We are so pleased to bring him to Toronto," Mariner told the club's official website.