September 27, 2018 Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II sign three Academy players for 2019 season (from

Toronto FC II sign three Academy players for 2019 season
September 27, 2018
11:00AM EDT
Toronto FC Communications

Toronto FC II announced today that defender Terique Mohammed, midfielder Mehdi Essoussi and midfielder/forward 
Jayden Nelson have signed professional contracts. They become the 39th, 40th and 41st Toronto FC Academy players 
to sign pro contracts. All three players will be eligible to participate for both Toronto FC II and our USSDA 
team when their contracts become effective on January 1, 2019.

“I believe these signings are a continued commitment from Toronto FC and its vision for the future of the club,” 
said Toronto FC Assistant General Manager, Team Operations and Strategy Corey Wray. “Our goal is to establish 
our core group of young players within our academy and ensure they continue their progression together.”

Mohammed, 18, spent time between TFC III and TFC II this season. For TFC III, playing in League 1 Ontario, 
Mohammed has logged 502 minutes in seven matches, registering two goals. For TFC II he appeared in seven matches, 
starting in four logging 398 minutes.

Nelson, 15, joined the Academy in 2017 and represented Canada at the 2017 CONCACAF Under-15 Championship. 
This season, playing in league 1 Ontario for TFC III, Nelson has appeared in seven matches, scoring one goal 
in 185 minutes of action. 

Essoussi, 17, originally joined the Academy in January 2017 from Ottawa South United. He rose quickly through 
the ranks to reach the top level of the Academy, Toronto FC III. This season Essoussi has logged 576 minutes 
in League 1, appearing in eight games.

Essoussi was a major part of the Toronto FC U-17 team that qualified as the top MLS side into the Champions 
division at the 2018 GA Cup. Essoussi was in Dallas as the team competed with the likes of Real Madrid 
and Eintracht Frankfurt. 

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