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Spencer Signs With Toronto FC
By Staff, 05/02/17, 3:41PM EDT 

Former TFC II forward added to club’s MLS squad

TORONTO – Toronto FC announced on Tuesday that the club has signed former Toronto FC II 
forward Ben Spencer to its MLS squad.

“We are excited to sign Ben to the first team. He has worked extremely hard getting himself 
back to full match fitness with our medical staff after missing a significant amount of time 
due to injury,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Ben has a variety 
of experiences playing internationally and representing the United States in multiple youth 
tournaments. We have no doubt he will be a welcomed addition to the team.”

Spencer, 22, has appeared in four matches for Toronto FC’s USL affiliate Toronto FC II 
this season. He made his Toronto FC II debut as a substitute on September 11, 2016 against 
Orlando City B. Last season, Toronto FC acquired the Right of First Refusal along with 
homegrown rights for Spencer from Real Salt Lake and later signed with Toronto FC II. 

Spencer began his youth career at Real Salt Lake’s Development Academy at the Grande Sports 
Academy in Arizona during the 2010-11 season, where he scored 22 goals. He left 
Real Salt Lake Grande Sports Academy during the 2011-12 season for the Chivas USA 
Development Academy. In December, 2012, Spencer agreed to join Molde FK, where he made 
two appearances during the 2012-13 season. He made his professional debut as a substitute 
in a 4-0 win over Vålerenga on September 1, 2013. In 2014, Spencer was loaned to the 
Indy Eleven and made a combined 11 appearances scoring two goals in all competitions.

Spencer has represented the United States men’s national team at the U18, U20 and U23 levels. 
With the U-18 team, Spencer made six appearances, scoring three goals. He represented 
the United States U-20 team at the 2015 CONCACAF U20 Championship in Jamaica where he appeared 
in five matches, scoring two goals in the tournament and helped the United States qualify 
for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Spencer also featured for the U.S. U20 team during its second-place finish 
at the 2014 Dallas Cup, scoring three goals at the tournament. He scored two goals in the 
opening match, a 3-2 victory against River Plate, along with a first-half goal during 
a 3-2 double-overtime victory in the semifinals against Fluminense. With the U23 team, 
Spencer appeared in one match as a substitute during a 3-0 loss to Brazil 
on October 14, 2014.

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