Toronto FC hires Ali Curtis as general manager

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TORONTO (AP) Toronto FC hired Ali Curtis as the new general manager, succeeding Tim Bezbatchenko.

The 40-year-old Curtis most recently served as sporting director for the New York Red Bulls. He left the Red Bulls in June 2017.

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He worked in the MLS league office for eight years and held the position of senior director of player relations and competition before joining the Red Bulls.

Toronto said Bezbatchenko had left his role as senior vice president of soccer operations and general manager to pursue another opportunity.

Bezbatchenko joined Toronto in September 2013. He helped build a team that went to the MLS Cup final twice, winning in 2017.