Toronto FC sign academy forward, Canadian youth international Jordan Hamilton to Homegrown deal
It wasn't "the biggest signing in MLS history," but Toronto FC still managed to add another promising player on Thursday.
Jordan Hamilton, a 17-year-old forward and Canadian youth international, became the ninth Homegrown player to sign with the first team after working his way up through the KIA Toronto FC Academy. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Jordan has progressed year after year in our Academy and deserved this opportunity,” Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a statement. “We are pleased to bring him up to the first team and complement our Academy staff for their contributions to Jordan’s development as a footballer.”
Hamilton appeared in 10 matches, scoring nine goals, for the KIA Toronto FC Senior Academy Team in the OSL Elite Men’s League last season after originally joining the KIA Toronto FC Junior Academy Team in 2011 at the age of 15.
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He also represented Canada at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates last October. Hamilton won a silver medal with Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and a bronze at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.