HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted in the second round (24th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
A hard-working, versatile midfielder or defender who has been a leading option off the bench for TFC since his arrival in 2014, Lovitz was snatched away by New York City FC in the fourth round of the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft, but Toronto thought highly enough of him to quickly re-acquire him from NYCFC in exchange for allocation money. The left-footed Pennsylvanian has typically been used on the left flank as a professional and saw TFC pick up his contract option ahead of the 2016 season.
- WATCH: MLS SuperDraft - Daniel Lovitz | Midfielder (Elon)
- 2014 MLS SuperDraft Retrospective: What have the 2014 draftees done in the past year?
- TorontoFC.ca: Daniel Lovitz gives back to his hometown
- TorontoFC.ca: Lovitz's bio
COLLEGE: Lovitz was a collegiate standout at Elon, where he won 2013 Southern Conference Player of the Year after leading the Phoenix to third straight conference tournament title and an NCAA tournament berth, scoring four goals and six assists. Played in PDL with the Carolina Dynamo.