Toronto FC pick up CanMNT defender Cristian Gutierrez off Whitecaps waivers
Toronto FC announced Tuesday the club has acquired Canadian international full-back Cristian Gutierrez off waivers from the Vancouver Whitecaps, keeping the 26-year-old in Canada to add much-needed depth to Bob Bradley's backline.
🏔️➡️🔴— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) March 14, 2023
Welcome to Toronto, Cristián 🍁@GutiCris27 | #TFCLive
Gutierrez, who spent the last three seasons at the Whitecaps, has 44 MLS appearances to his name since 2020, to go with his 27 matches for Chilean club Colo-Colo.
Internationally, Gutierrez has represented Chile at the Under-20 level, but filed his one-time switch with FIFA to attend a CanMNT camp in January of 2021. Since then, he has been on the bubble for John Herdman's roster, having yet to earn his first cap.