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Toronto FC II’s Edwards Earns TFC Deal
By Staff, 03/03/17, 9:02AM EST 

Recorded six goals, four assists in standout season for TFC II in 2016

TORONTO – Toronto FC announced on Thursday that the club had signed forward 
Raheem Edwards, the co-leading scorer for Toronto FC II in the USL in 2016. 
He becomes the 14th player in club history to sign for club’s MLS squad from 
the Kia Toronto FC Academy.

TFC has signed a total of 26 Kia Toronto FC Academy players to professional 
contracts for both Toronto FC and Toronto FC II, including 19 in the last 
three seasons.

“Since beginning his soccer journey within the Toronto FC system where he has
played with Toronto FC II, Raheem has faced every challenge head on and continues 
to excel with the opportunities placed in front of him,” said Toronto FC General 
Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “We must also give special thanks to Greg Vanney 
and Jason Bent along with our other academy coaches for their important role 
in Raheem’s development. We are excited to watch Raheem’s continued development 
as he provides depth and pace on the left side.”

Edwards, 21, recently completed his second season in USL with Toronto FC II. 
He has made 41 appearances, scoring eight goals with five assists over the past 
two seasons for TFC II. He recorded six goals and four assists last season, 
including one of the standout individual finishes of the year against FC Cincinnati. 

Additionally in 2016, Edwards a signed a short-term agreement with Toronto FC 
and made his debut for the first team as a substitute on June 29 against 
Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship. He later made 
his MLS debut on July 2 against Seattle Sounders FC as a substitute.

Edwards earned his first call up to the Canadian Men’s national team for 
a preseason camp earlier this year. 

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