Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Toronto FC defender Danny Califf announced his retirement from soccer after a 14-year career. He will remain with the club in a scouting role.
"Today, I am announcing my retirement from soccer. It is a very emotional day for me. My family has moved around the world to watch me play the sport I love. Now, I get to watch my three kids play the same sport that has given me so much," Califf said in a statement. "Thanks to my family and friends for their love and support. Also to my teammates, and to my fans, the people who really make playing worth it."
Califf originally signed with Toronto on December 14, 2012 after being selected in the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry process. The 33-year-old appeared in 234 career matches in MLS spanning 10 seasons in the league for the Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Philadelphia Union, Chivas USA and Toronto.