Toronto FC adds another piece to defense with Beitashour

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California-born Iranian defender Steven Beitashour is adding to his international regimen by moving across Canada to join Toronto FC.

The move for the defense-starved Reds comes one day after they announced the addition for former Colorado defender Drew Moor.

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Beitashour, 28, has spent the last two seasons with Vancouver after starting his career with his hometown Quakes. He’s six-times capped for Iran.

TFC GM Tim Bezbatchenko is obviously pleased with the addition.

Toronto allowed the most goals in MLS this season, but made the playoffs due to a high-powered offense that managed to score the second-most goals in the league.