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Toronto FC sends goalkeeper Joe Bendik to Orlando City for draft pick

Toronto FC goalkeeper Joe Bendik makes a save against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday March 2, 2013.


Toronto FC has traded goalkeeper Joe Bendik to Orlando City SC for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Bendik started last season as Toronto's No. 1 but could not win his job back from Chris Konopka after suffering a foot injury. The club decided not to pick up his contract option after the season.

The 26-year-old 'keeper opted out of the MLS re-entry draft, allowing Toronto to try to make a trade for him.

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Bendik was originally acquired in a December 2012 trade with the Portland Timbers. In three seasons with Toronto, he made 73 MLS appearances with a record of 18-35-20.

Toronto also opted not to pick up the option on Konopka and is looking for a veteran 'keeper.

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