HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Chicago on July 20, 2018.
Bakero is an intelligent, creative player who joined Toronto midway through the 2018 season in an attempt to break through as a professional.
COLLEGE: During his four-year collegiate career with Wake Forest, he appeared in 88 matches, registering 37 goals and 26 assists. Bakero became the third-ever Deacon to win the MAC Hermann Trophy. He was also named the 2017 Senior CLASS Award Winner, ACC Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament Team.
NOTES: 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy winner...Son of Barcelona legend Jose Mari Bakero. ...Selected fifth overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by the Chicago Fire.