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Toronto FC II Signs Lars Eckenrode
March 16, 2017
1:22PM EDT
Toronto FC Communications

Toronto FC II announced Thursday that the club has signed defender Lars Eckenrode 
to a USL contract.

“Lars has a great mentality and he’s demonstrated an eagerness to grow 
as a professional footballer,” said Toronto FC II Head Coach Jason Bent. 
“He is a player that has been very consistent throughout training and matches 
thus far and we are pleased to finalize this deal and have him at TFC II.”

Eckenrode, 21, was selected by the Reds in the fourth round (83rd Overall) 
during the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Prior to being drafted, he spent four seasons 
at the University of Michigan. He appeared in 68 matches, registering one goal 
and two assists for the Wolverines. During his collegiate career, he was named 
to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big Ten Team (2014) and earned 
Big Ten All-Rookie Team (2013). Eckenrode was also named team captain ahead 
of the 2016 season. 

TRANSACTION: Toronto FC II has signed defender Lars Eckenrode

Position: Defender
Height: 6’3
Weight: 195
Birthdate: March 24, 1995 (Age – 21)
Hometown: Springfield, VA
Nationality: American
Last Club: University of Michigan
How Acquired: Drafted in the fourth round (83rd Overall) in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft
Pronunciation: ECK-EN-ROAD

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