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Ryan Nelsen to leave Queens Park Rangers and join Toronto on Feb 1

Ryan Nelsen will start his new job as coach of Major League Soccer's Toronto FC on Feb. 1.

The 35-year-old defender from New Zealand will play his last game for Queens Park Rangers of the English Premier League at home against defending champion Manchester City on Jan. 29, Toronto said Tuesday.

He was hired by the MLS team on Jan. 8.

Toronto opens at Vancouver on March 2.