Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto FC Players Benefit as Canadian Dollar Goes Down in Value

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto FC Players Benefit as Canadian Dollar Goes Down in Value

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TFC players benefit from weak Canadian dollar

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TORONTO - The plummeting Canadian dollar has helped eased the landing of Toronto FC's newest imports.

"First day in the locker-room that's what everybody's talking about," said defender Drew Moor, who like his Toronto teammates are paid in U.S. dollars.

"I hope we can ride that train for a little while," he added with a somewhat sheepish giggle.

Goalkeeper Clint Irwin, who like Moor played in Colorado last season, also appreciates the power of the U.S. dollar

"I don't know what everybody else's feelings on that is but for us guys coming from America, it's definitely strong," he said Monday.

Irwin made US$97,000 last year, which translated into $138,540 Canadian on Monday.

Sebastian Giovinco's 2105 salary of US$7,115,555 translated into $10,161,275 Canadian. …

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