HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player for the 2019 season on July 17, 2018.
Bair is a big, strong forward who has the potential to grow into a reliable striker in MLS. Hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Bair originally joined the WFC Residency program in 2015. After three seasons in the Development Academy, Bair was signed to a multi-year MLS Homegrown pre-contract in July 2018 beginning in 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: Bair made his debut for the Canadian youth program in a U-18 series in El Salvador in June 2016. At the Festival International Espoirs Provence in France in May 2018, Bair featured in all four fixtures for the national U-21 side, scoring a goal in his lone start versus Japan. At the Concacaf U-20 Championship in November 2018, Bair recorded one goal and two assists in four starts and five appearances, helping Canada to a 3W-2L-0D record.
ACADEMY: In his three seasons of DA league and cup tournament competition, Bair totaled 60 goals in 75 starts and 98 appearances for the WFC Residency U-16, U-18 and U-19 teams. Bair was a member of the U-18 side that finished second in 2016, and then helped the U-16 team to a fourth-place finish in the following year. In 2018, he helped the U-19’s to a fourth-place finish in the Academy Championship.