Toronto FC Parts Ways With Kadin Chung
Toronto FC has confirmed the departure of right-back Kadin Chung after both sides agreed to mutual terminate the deal between them.
The 24-year-old had made nine appearances for Toronto FC since joining from Pacific last season, featuring in eight of the club’s first eleven league matches in 2022.
Though he signed on a first team deal, he also made nine appearances for the Toronto FC II in MLS Next Pro and evidently isn’t part of Bob Bradley’s plans this year.
While the Pacific FC original had impressed Bradley at a preseason camp which also saw Lukas MacNaughton step into MLS pastures, his time in red has now ended after one season and a trophy win through the belated Canadian Championship final.
The 24-year-old spent three seasons with Pacific FC before that, making 63 appearances and establishing himself as a league-leading full-back at the Canadian Premier League level, also helping Pacific to a saw North Star Shield win in 2021.
Chung’s first steps into professional soccer saw him join the Whitecaps Residency program in 2011, with the youngster turning professional in 2015 through USL affiliate Whitecaps FC II. He established himself as a starter at the USL level the following year, and would remain with the side until a move to FC Kaiserslautern in 2018.
It was after that when he was unveiled as Pacific FC’s first-ever play signing, with former head coach Pa-Modou Kah even stating that he was knocking on the doorstep of the national team just two years ago.
We’d heard rumours that Kadin might be poised for a return to CPL with a BC-based club, though where the full-back ultimately ends up remains to be seen.