Major League Soccer

Toronto FC acquire Carlos Salcedo from Tigres UANL in exchange for Yeferson Soteldo

Lizzy Becherano
Carlos Salcedo joins Toronto from Tigres as part of an exchange deal
Carlos Salcedo joins Toronto from Tigres as part of an exchange deal / Jam Media/GettyImages

Toronto FC signed Mexico international defender Carlos Salcedo from Liga MX's Tigres UANL as a Designated Player through 2024 with a 2025 option, the club announced Monday.

As reported earlier, the Major League Soccer side will transfer Venezuelan international forward and Designated Player Yeferson Soteldo to Tigres UANL in exchange.

“Carlos is a fierce competitor who I have known since he was a young player with Real Salt Lake seven years ago," said TFC president Bill Manning. 

“He has won numerous trophies including the German Cup with Eintracht Frankfurt and Concacaf Champions League with Tigres. Carlos is one of the top defenders in the Concacaf region and will immediately improve our backline as we build for 2022 and beyond.”

The player has spent the past four seasons with Tigres, with a brief stint in Europe at Fiorentina and Eintracht Frankfurt.

“I am excited to return to the MLS and join a team that always wants to win and compete for titles,” Salcedo said in a release. “I look forward to playing in front of Toronto FC fans, making them proud and making history with the club.”

Salcedo joins as part of the team’s new era under head coach and sporting director Bob Bradley.

“Carlos is an excellent defender with a strong mentality and his ability to play from the back will be important for us,” Bradley said. “He has a track record as a winner and has played an important role on a very good Tigres team.”