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TFC II’s Jayden Nelson named 2019 Canadian Youth International Player of the Year

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One of Canada’s newest young stars gets rewarded

Canada v New Zealand - FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 Photo by Buda Mendes - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Toronto FC II forward Jayden Nelson has been named Canada Soccer's Canadian Youth International Player of the Year for 2019.

Nelson, who turned 17 in September, made his Canadian U17 debut in 2019, and scored 9 goals in 5 games, including a hat trick against Guatemala at the 2019 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, three of five goals he scored at that tournament.

He helped Canada qualify for the U-17 World Cup, but Canada didn't get out of the group stage.

He also made the step up to Toronto FC II this season, making 14 appearances for the Young Reds. He is yet to score his first goal for TFC II, but did pick up 3 assists.

The future is bright for the young TFC academy product.