Liam Fraser

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Liam Fraser
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Fraser playing for Toronto FC II in 2016
Personal information
Full name Liam Fraser
Date of birth (1998-02-13) February 13, 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 27
Youth career
0000–2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2013–2016 Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2019 Toronto FC II 64 (2)
2018– Toronto FC 19 (0)
National team
2016–2017 Canada U20 8 (1)
2019– Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 1, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 15, 2019

Liam Fraser (born February 13, 1998) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Fraser was part of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency program until January 2013, when he moved to Toronto FC. Fraser was critical of the Whitecaps organization and cited a lack of opportunity as the main reason for his switch.[1]

Toronto FC II[edit]

In 2015, Fraser was later called up to represent affiliate club Toronto FC II, and went on to make 10 appearances during the 2015 USL season. On June 6, 2015, Fraser made his professional debut in a 0–0 draw with Harrisburg City Islanders.[2]

He signed his first professional contract on February 9, 2016, when he joined Toronto FC II on a permanent basis ahead of the 2016 USL season.[3] In 2017, amongst rumours that he would sign a first team deal with Toronto FC, Fraser was listed #15 in the USL's annual 20 Under 20 list.[4][5] During the 2017 offseason, Fraser would train with Danish club HB Køge.[6] Upon completion of the 2017 season, Toronto FC II would exercise the option on Fraser's contract for the 2018 season.[7]

Toronto FC[edit]

He signed with Toronto FC as a homegrown player on January 19, 2018.[8] On 14 April 2018, Fraser made his debut for the first team, in a Major League Soccer game against the Colorado Rapids. Fraser would have his option for the 2020 season exercised by Toronto, keeping him with the club for 2020.[9]

International[edit]

Youth[edit]

Fraser was called up to the Under-20 Development Camp squad in Ontario in September 2015, but did not feature under coach Rob Gale. He was then called up for the Under-20 International Camp squad in England in March 2016, but again failed to make his international debut.[10] In August 2016, Fraser was called up to the U-20 team for a pair of friendlies against Costa Rica[11] In February 2017, Fraser was named to Canada's roster for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship[12]

Senior[edit]

After multiple camp call-ups in 2018 and 2019, Fraser made his debut for the Canadian senior team on October 15, 2019 as a substitute in a 2-0 win against the USA.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of September 1, 2019[14]
Club League Season League Playoffs Domestic Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toronto FC II USL 2015 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2016 22 2 0 0 0 0 22 2
2017 20 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
2018 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
USL League One 2019 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 64 2 0 0 0 0 64 2
Toronto FC MLS 2018 10 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
2019 9 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
Total 19 0 0 0 4 0 23 0
Career Total 83 2 0 0 4 0 87 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liam Fraser bides his time with TFC but believes he is ready for more". Sportsnet. Canadian Press. October 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Canada – L. Fraser – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  3. ^ "Liam Fraser". Toronto FC. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  4. ^ James Grossi (March 15, 2017). "Viareggio Cup captain Liam Fraser could be Toronto FC's next homegrown signing". Red Nation Online.
  5. ^ "USL 20 Under 20 – No. 11 through No. 15". USL Soccer. July 20, 2017.
  6. ^ James Grossi (November 12, 2017). "TFC II send four on training stint to Denmark". Waking The Red.
  7. ^ "Toronto FC II announce roster moves". Toronto FC. December 4, 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2018/01/19/toronto-fc-sign-liam-fraser
  9. ^ "Toronto FC announces roster decisions to conclude 2019 season". Toronto FC. November 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Canada Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  11. ^ "Canada m20 announces squad and matches against Costa Rica". Canada Soccer Association. August 24, 2016.
  12. ^ Neil Davidson (Feb 9, 2017). "Canada names young squad for CONCACAF U-20 Championship". Sportsnet.
  13. ^ Squizzato, Daniel (October 16, 2019). "Squizz's burning questions: Did John Herdman silence his critics?".
  14. ^ Soccerway. "Liam Fraser profile".

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