Former A-League Defender of the Year in 2001, Rick Titus, has come to an agreement with the Toronto Lynx to return to Toronto for remainder of the 2004 season. The hard-tackling, Mississauga-native, was released late last week by the Edmonton Aviators and joins the Lynx for a second tour of duty after breaking into the A-League with the Club in 1997 until 1999. Titus will make a tremendous addition to the club given his accomplishments in the A-League and MLS. Titus honed his skills in MLS where he earned the Defender of the Year Award with the Colorado Rapids in 2002. He returned to the A-League in 2003 to capture the Championship with the Charleston Battery. One of the most physical and intense players in the A-League, Titus is thrilled to be back “home” closer to family and friends and arrived in Toronto late last night to make training today and ready for suiting up for Sunday’s match against the Impact.
“We’re very pleased to have added Rick,” said Lynx Head Coach, Duncan Wilde. “We’ve been looking for that one addition that will make a difference for our season. Rick’s ability to hold defensively will allow our attacking players more freedom to attack. He remains a very ambitious player and will make an excellent role model for our young players”. Wilde is optimistic that the former Trinidad and Tobago international will shore up the Lynx defense and added that Titus had other options but liked the makeup of the Lynx roster and their chances of reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2000.