Toronto FC II added a pair of Trinidad & Tobago youngsters to their roster on Monday, signing forward Aikim Andrews (pictured above) and defender Jelani Peters to USL contracts.
Andrews spent the entire preseason on trial with TFC and did enough to earn a permanent deal, with Peters also appearing to have trained with the club before signing on loan.
“Both players have been scouted for some time now and have also been on trial with TFC and TFC II during training camp,” TFC II coach Jason Bent said. “With the additions of Aikim and Jelani they will add greater depth and competition for places in the squad.”
The duo join from W Connection, with whom they have played in the CONCACAF Champions League. Andrews is a 20-year-old attacking midfielder or forward who has already debuted for T&T’s senior team, while Peters is a 23-year-old defender who has been called up by his country but does not appear to have played his first game yet.
Trinidadian sports website Wired868 included Peters among the substitutes in their TT Pro League team of the season for 2016-17, with W Connection losing out on the title by a point. Peters made 22 appearances in the league and Champions League, with Andrews racking up 31 games.
TFC II play on Tuesday night at 7.30pm ET against Orlando City B in Florida, but Andrews and Peters are unlikely to feature as their work permits are finalized.