Faria Secures Toronto FC II Return
Former York United Jordan Faria has returned to Canada following a stint in Finland, with the 22-year-old now returning to Toronto FC II circles.
The Brampton baller had made thirteen appearances with the Nine Stripes as a summertime reinforcement two seasons ago, departing with one goal and one assist to his name after the club passed over his contract option.
This marks his second stint with Toronto FC II, where Faria made 32 appearances between 2018 and 2019, registering two goals and two assists in that time.
“Jordan returns after gaining valuable experience in Finland and the Canadian Premier League,” added Toronto FC II Head Coach Gianni Cimini. “He adds quality on the ball to our front line, is good in 1v1 situations and has an ability to deliver a variety of crosses with both feet. He also has a tremendous work rate and will add to the team’s ability to press opposition in their half.”
His time abroad with Finnish side Musan Salama saw him get game time aplenty, with the midfielder racking up a few goals whilst over in Europe, too.
Before his first foray with The Young Reds, Jordan’s roots in soccer took hold with the Brampton Youth Soccer Club, after which he enlisted in the Toronto FC Academy system before turning pro with Toronto FC II in 2018.
He had also made three appearances for Canada at the U-17 level, looking sharp at the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship in Panama and finishing as runner-up for the Canada U-17 Male Player of the Year Award after the tournament.
He won’t be the only player with CPL experience that Toronto FC II has recruited this week, with Valour FC midfielder Matthew Catavolo also being picked up by The Young Reds.
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