Herold has been forced to retire from professional soccer due to a health condition. Herold suffers from Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) - which causes abnormal thickening of a part of the heart muscle and could lead to a potentially fatal heart rhythm - and it was detected during medicals administered in pre-season. Herold has since been consulted by several experts in the U.S. and Canada, and the safest route for him was to retire.Put simply that sucks.
Toronto's second round pick in this year's MLS SuperDraft, Herold will be honored in a ceremonial coin toss in Toronto FC's match against the New England Revolution on May 22.
But here is to hoping Herold will live a long and healthy life otherwise.