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Toronto FC II loan defender Terique Mohammed to FC Edmonton

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The young left back joins The Eddies for The Island Games

Terique Mohammed in action against FC Tucson
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Toronto FC II announced on Monday afternoon that they have loaned left back Terique Mohammed to Canadian Premier League side FC Edmonton for the 2020 season.

“The Island Games,” as the 2020 season will be known, begins on August 13 in Charlottetown, PEI.

Mohammed, 20, spent last season with The Young Reds, and had a breakout campaign. He made 20 appearances, starting 15 of them, spending almost 1,500 minutes on the pitch in his first full professional season.

He was solid defensively in 2019, winning more than 77 per cent of his attempted tackles (38 of 49), but I think he’s even better going forward.

He picked up a pair of goals and assists last season, and completed just under 80 per cent of his 808 attempted passes. FC Edmonton had a bit of trouble scoring goals last season, and while Mohammed might not score them, he’ll be a threat on the left side and potentially create them.

He is also capable of playing some dangerous crosses, which 6’6 striker Easton Ongaro should be excited about.

He was named to Canada’s preliminary squad for the 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, and the future is bright for the young left back, but with TFC II not taking part in the 2020 USL League One season, he needs playing time to continue his development.

He’s one of many TFC II players who will be looking for playing time, and I’d expect more to go on loan to Canadian Premier League teams in the coming days as teams look to finalize their rosters. I did an article a few weeks ago with a list of candidates to move to the CPL on loan (which Mohammed was on). Check that list out here.

FC Edmonton also added free agent centre-back Sam Gardner on Monday, completing their 23-man roster,