Toronto FC II

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Toronto FC II
Toronto FC II crest.svg
Short nameTFC II
FoundedNovember 20, 2014 (6 years ago) (November 20, 2014)[1]
StadiumBMO Training Ground
North York, Toronto
Capacity1,000
OwnerMaple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
PresidentBill Manning
Head coachMike Muñoz
LeagueUSL League One
2019USL League One, 7th of 10
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Toronto FC II is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Toronto, Ontario, who play in USL League One, the third tier of the American & Canadian soccer league system.[2] It is the reserve team and minor league affiliate of Toronto FC as well as in partnership with Toronto FC Academy.

On July 2, 2018, Toronto FC II announced they would move down from the United Soccer League (now called USL Championship) to the USL League One for the league's first season in 2019.[3]

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Squad correct as of April 1, 2021.[4]

No. Pos. Player Nation
35 MF Mehdi Essoussi  Canada
81 DF Themi Antonoglou  Canada
85 MF Antonio Carlini  Canada
MF Julian Altobelli  Canada
DF Dante Campbell  Canada
MF Antony Curic  Canada
DF Rohan Goulbourne  Canada
MF Nakye Greenidge-Duncan  Canada
DF Nyal Higgins  Canada
MF Nicolas Ovalle Raffo  Chile
DF Luke Singh  Trinidad and Tobago

Technical staff[edit]

As of January 27, 2020[5]
Coaching staff
Head coach United States Mike Muñoz
Assistant coach Canada Chris Pozniak
Goalkeeping coach United States Phil Boerger
Fitness coach Canada Fabian Casal

Record[edit]

Year by year

Year Tier League Regular season W–T–L Playoffs Avg. attendance
2015 3 USL 11th, Eastern: 6–5–16 did not qualify 445
2016 3 USL 13th, Eastern: 6–5–17 did not qualify 1,026
2017 2 USL 15th, Eastern: 6–7–19 did not qualify 1,089
2018 2 USL 16th, Eastern: 4–6–24 did not qualify 810
2019 3 USL1 7th: 9–9–10 did not qualify 168
2020 3 USL1 Withdrew due to COVID-19 restrictions

Coaches since 2015[edit]

Team records[edit]

Stadium[edit]

The expansion Toronto FC II hosted their games at a new stadium constructed at the Ontario Soccer Centre beginning with the first season in 2015. However, after the planned expansion of the OSC to 5,000 seats, which is a minimum requirement set by the United States Soccer Federation for the USL to be sanctioned as a division 2 league, did not materialize, the club announced that it would move its home games to BMO Field and Lamport Stadium beginning with the 2018 season.[6]

In 2018, the team used Monarch Park Stadium for one game in May, relocated one game to Charlotte, and relocated another four games to Rochester's Marina Auto Stadium, while waiting on availability at Lamport Stadium.[citation needed]

With their drop to the division 3 USL League One for the 2019 season, the team moved their home games to BMO Training Ground.[7]

SK Summer Soccer Series[edit]

TFC2 played in Saskatoon for the first SK Summer Soccer Series, which is hosted by the Saskatchewan Selects. Selects defeated TFC II 2–0.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto FC announces USL PRO team | Toronto FC".
  2. ^ "TFC's USL-Pro team to be called Toronto FC II". Sportsnet.ca.
  3. ^ "Toronto FC II joins USL Division III as Founding Member". Toronto FC. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Roster". torontofc.com. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "Management Team | Toronto FC". Torontofc.ca. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Kelly, Tim (August 29, 2017). "TFC II leaving Vaughan for Toronto after 3-season run; stadium size at issue". Vaughan Citizen. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Toronto FC II 2019 USL League One Regular Season Schedule Announced". Toronto FC. December 10, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2019.

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