After a couple of years down south, it looks like Richie Laryea has come home. The Toronto native is currently in camp with Toronto FC, according to a report from The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio.
Laryea has spent the past three seasons in the Orlando City organization, where he was drafted 7th overall in 2016 out of the University of Akron. He made 21 appearances for the first time over three seasons, however only three of those came in starts. He also played 35 times for Orlando City B in USL.
Former Orlando City midfielder Richie Laryea is in camp with Toronto FC, per a source. Canadian midfielder could add some midfield depth for #TFCLive. 2016 first-round pick out of Akron played just 21 games for #OCSC over three seasons.— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) January 16, 2019
The 24-year-old is a creative attacking player who could give Toronto FC a different look in the midfield as a depth option. He would also likely come at an affordable price after his generation Adidas contract recently expired.
He has appeared for both the Canadian U-18 and U-23 sides over the years. He scored a goal for the U-23s in a friendly against Guyana in 2016.
Laryea isn’t the only Canadian hoping to win himself a contract in camp. After having his option declined earlier in the offseason, Jordan Hamilton remains with the team in camp and will be looking to get himself back on the roster.