HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Jan. 16, 2019.
PRONUNCIATION: SOO-BAH-SAH ENN-DO
A skillful technician with sharp playmaking vision in the attacking third. Turning scouts' heads with his composed performances, Endoh was named the MVP of the 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine. Endoh left his family at age 12 to move to Fukushima, Japan, where he formed part of the first class of players at the Japanese Football Association (JFA) Academy, an elite residential program founded to develop the country's top talent. He and his colleagues were forced to evacuate the facility when a severe earthquake and tsunami devastated Fukushima and a damaged nuclear power plant nearby released deadly radiation. Endoh struck out for a new life at Maryland in 2012 with limited English skills or knowledge of the United States, but quickly found his feet under the guidance of Terrapins coach Sasho Cirovski. After two seasons with TFC, he was his option declined following the 2017 season. He returns to the first team in 2019 after spending a season with TFC II.
INTERNATIONAL: Endoh has represented the Japanese National team at the U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15 and U-17 levels.
OUTSIDE MLS: With TFC II Endoh has made 28 appearances, registering 11 goals and three assists during his career in USL.
COLLEGE: Endoh spent four NCAA seasons at the University of Maryland, where he appeared in 85 matches, registering 12 goals and 16 assists for the Terrapins. He earned Big Ten Championship Most Valuable Offensive Player and Second Team All-Big Ten honors and was named Big Ten Conference Player to watch.
NOTES: 2017 MLS Cup champion...2017 Supporters' Shield winner...2017 Canadian Championship winner.