Sebastian Giovinco is once again stealing all the headlines around Toronto FC for his strong start the season. But, technically, the atomic ant isn't the hottest goalscorer in the organization. That title belongs to Raheem Edwards, who plays for the USL affiliate. The 20-year-old from Toronto has been at the centre of Toronto FC II's strong start with four goals in four games. He is now the top goal scorer in club history, with six goals all-time.
Toronto FC II are off to a 1-2-1 start and lost their first game of the season this past weekend to FC Cincinnati. Edwards had the club's lone goal in that match. He would bring down a long ball played by Chris Mannella and split two Cincinnati defenders before finding the back of the net.
To Edwards' play into perspective, he has already matched the goal total of TFC II's top goal scorer last season. That was Mo Babouli, who has since made the jump to the senior side. If Edwards keeps this up it won't be long before he gets a chance to play MLS minutes as well.
Toronto FC II, for their part, will continue their season on Saturday when they face the Richmond Kickers at 7 p.m. EST. After a two-game homestand, this match will see Toronto FC II return to the road. Richmond is 2-2-1 and currently sit fifth in the USL Eastern Conference.
Jonathan Osorio Injured in Training, Could Miss Portland Match
Jonathan Osorio can't seem to catch a break this season. A week after his best performance of the season, albeit including a few more squandered chances, the Canadian suffered an injury in training.
TRAINING TIDBIT: Jonathan Osorio limped out of training after rolling an ankle. He's being evaluated. Status for weekend unclear.— Kurtis Larson (@KurtLarSUN) April 27, 2016
If he is not able to recover in time for Sunday's game it could prove to be a big blow for Toronto FC. Osorio was crucial to the team's attacking formation against the Montreal Impact, and Vanney likely would have once again played him in the attacking midfield.
Defender Clement Simonin, however, has returned to full training with Toronto FC after an injury held him out of most of last season. The 2015 first round SuperDraft pick will likely see time with Toronto FC II in the coming weeks although he is highly rated by Greg Vanney.
Sebastian Giovinco Given Custom Roots Jacket
When Sebastian Giovinco rides his motorcycle after scoring goals for Toronto FC, he will now have a leather jacket to wear. Roots Canada have given the atomic ant a custom leather jacket, which he wore to training this week.
The jacket features all of the records he has broken on the inside. The jacket might need some maintenance, however, as more records are sure to follow shortly.