Juan Toja gains U.S. permanent resident status

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution midfielder Juan Toja, a native of Colombia, has gained permanent resident status from the U.S. government and will now count as a domestic player on the Revolution’s roster.

With the change to Toja’s residency status, the Revolution currently has six players who occupy international spots on the roster: Jerry Bengtson (Honduras), Diego Fagundez (Uruguay), Jose Goncalves (Portugal), Dimitry Imbongo (Congo), Saer Sene (France) and O’Brian Woodbine (Jamaica).

The Revolution acquired Toja through the MLS Allocation Process on Aug. 27, 2012, after he returned from a four-year stint in Europe with Romainia’s Steaua Bucuresti and Greece’s Aris Thessaloniki. He originally debuted in MLS in 2007 with FC Dallas, playing there for 18 months before transferring to Steaua Bucuresti in August 2008.