Team of the Matchday: Evander, Facundo Torres step up in Matchday 10
Club-record signings potentially turned a corner during Matchday 10, riding strong performances into the ensuing Team of the Matchday presented by Audi.
Homegrown Player Mathieu Choinière signed a two-year contract extension for the 2023 and 2024 seasons with an option year in 2025.
Choinière has been with the Club for over a decade, having joined the Academy in 2011. He was the first player to feature for the U13, U14, U16, U18 and U19 squads prior to joining the first team in MLS on July 17, 2018.
2021 was a standout year for Choinière, allowing him to consolidate his place within the first team’s ranks. He played 26 matches, including 24 starts, scoring twice in his 1,992 minutes on the pitch. In five seasons in MLS, he has earned 30 starts in 48 games played and logged a grand total of 2,755 minutes of game time. He notably helped the Club secure its Canadian Championship titles in 2019 and 2021.
At the international level, he attended his first camp with the Canadian men’s senior national team in September 2018. Last June, he was included in John Herdman’s provisional roster ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup. He made his start with the Canadian program in 2013 at the age of 14.