HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Chicago on July 20, 2018. Loaned to Phoenix Rising FC for the 2019 season.
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.