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First-round pick Thomas among out-of-contract Toronto FC II players

No word yet on whether the Reds will make an offer to the defender who formed a key part of their USL roster.

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Skylar Thomas, a 2015 first-round draft pick, features on a list of out-of-contract players published by Toronto FC II on Monday.

Thomas was taken 11th overall in Philadelphia two years ago. He was one of three first-round picks made by Toronto FC that year, with goalkeeper Alex Bono and defender Clement Simonin, who also looks set to leave the club this winter, the others.

A 23-year-old Canada youth international, Thomas could yet be offered a new deal. However, while general manager Tim Bezbatchenko has confirmed out-of-contract striker Ben Spencer has an extension on the table, there is no such update on Thomas’ situation.

Thomas led all TFC II players in minutes played in the USL last season, with 2015 logged across 25 appearances. He had two goals, two assists and two red cards.

TFC II have picked up options on Mitchell Taintor, Anthony Osorio, Brian James, Luca Uccello, Raheem Edwards and Ricardo John. Aidan Daniels, Malik Johnson, Liam Fraser and Shaan Hundal are already under contract.

Martin Davis’s option has not been taken up, however, and Wesley Charpie, Adam Bouchard and Sal Bernal’s deals have expired, in addition to Thomas and Spencer.

Spencer made two substitute appearances for TFC II after being signed late in the season off the back of a long-term knee injury.

Elsewhere, Chris Mannella - who was part of Toronto FC’s senior roster in 2016 but played 22 games for TFC II - has confirmed he is leaving the club this winter.