HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Guingamp and signed on January 14, 2020.
Benezet joins the Rapids after helping TFC reach MLS Cup in 2019. He is an experienced winger that can play multiple attacking positions but most comfortably likes cutting in on his right foot from the left wing.
INTERNATIONAL: Benezet represented France at the youth level. The winger made three appearances with the U-20 National Team, scoring two goals.
OUTSIDE MLS: Benezet made 86 combined appearances, registering 12 goals and 10 assists over four seasons with Guingamp. He was part of the squad that finished runners-up in the 2018/2019 Coupe de la Ligue. Benezet spent his youth career with Montpellier youth academy before joining Nîmes B at the age of 13. He made his professional debut with the first team (Nîmes Olympique) on October 15, 2010, when he came on as a substitute in a Ligue 2 match against Istres. In 2010, he signed his first professional contract with Nîmes Olympique of the French Ligue 1 on December 8. He went on to make 59 appearances with 11 goals and 12 assists over three seasons. After his time with Nîmes, the winger joined club Évian (French League 1), where he made 42 appearances in two seasons. Benezet went on loan to SM Caen in 2015, appearing in 12 matches and scored four goals.