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Tsubasa Endoh signs USL deal with Toronto FC II

The 2016 draft pick is back at TFC.

MLS: Toronto FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC announced today that Tsubasa Endoh has returned to the club, signing a USL-level contract with TFC II.

Endoh, 24, wasn't retained by TFC after the 2017 season, and he's been a free agent since the winter. He was recently spotted around the BMO Training Ground, though, and now we know why.

The Reds selected the Japanese attacker ninth overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, and since then he's made 29 appearances for the first team, scoring three goals. He also had three goals in 14 games for TFC II last season.

Endoh is a flexible attacking player, able to be used out wide as a winger or more centrally as a forward. Greg Vanney tried him on a couple of occasions last season at wingback, although it wasn't a particularly successful experiment.

TFC II are next in action on Saturday night, when they take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.