Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola is the talk of the league at the moment, coming off a torrid start to the MLS is Back Tournament that has seen him net five goals in the Reds' first two games — including a hat trick in TFC's 4-3 Candian Classique win over the Montreal Impact on Thursday.
The early-tournament breakout has TFC fans dreaming about just how high the ceiling could be for the 20-year-old, and it also has him in historic company. With the three-goal outburst, Akinola became the third youngest player in MLS history to record a hat trick in a league match. Check out the list below.
- Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver Whitecaps) - 18 yrs., 283 days - 10/09/13 - VAN at SEA
- Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC) - 20 yrs., 100 days - 07/26/15 - ORL at NYC
- Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC) - 20 yrs., 178 days - 07/16/20 - TOR vs. MTL