The Lions transferred Defender Joseph Toby to the newly christened Arizona United S.C. today in a move designed to clear up a logjam at the position and get the first year defender some valuable playing time. Orlando City receives unspecified future considerations for the transfer.
Joseph is a graduate of the Orlando City U23s program and after being promoted to the USL Pro roster was unable to make the field in any of the first three regular season games due to a hamstring injury in the preseason.
This situation wasn’t really helped by the seven other defenders roaming the field, two of which are signed to next year’s MLS roster. Considering that Adrian Heath pretty much has his rotation set for the defensive third, there didn’t seem to be much daylight for Toby to make his mark.
We have a tweet out to him for comment. We’ll let you know if we hear anything else.