Toronto FC II announced on Tuesday morning that they have loaned striker Jordan Perruzza to USL Championship side San Antonio FC for the rest of the 2020 season.
Perruzza, 19, has made 28 appearances for The Young Reds over the past two seasons, scoring 17 goals, but the majority of those came in his breakout 2019 season. The young Canadian forward found the back of the net 15 times, finishing second in the USL League One Golden Boot race.
At the end of August, his hard work over the past few years was rewarded, and he was given a first team contract with Toronto FC, which will start in January 2021.
Well deserved. Talented young striker and a great left foot. Keep working kid!! https://t.co/y22Nzj5AlD— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) August 20, 2020
He’s eligible to play for both Canada and Italy on the international stage, and was called up to the provisional Canadian roster for the (since postponed) 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
He has apparently attracted interest from clubs in Europe, but will now spend the rest of the season in Texas before returning to Toronto for 2021.
San Antonio are running away with Group D in the USL Championship, with 27 points through 11 matches — eight wins and three draws, and 13 points ahead of second-place. In San Antonio he’ll join another player named to that Olympic Qualifying roster, defender Callum Montgomery, who is on loan from FC Dallas.
“Tenacious,” said Toronto FC youngster Ayo Akinola in Tuesday’s pre-match media availability, when asked to describe his soon-to-be teammate. “I think that’s the biggest part: this guy, he’ll try anything ... and he’s just goal-scoring threat. In and around the box, he’s very dangerous, especially with that left foot of his. But his willingness to be tenacious, I think that’s his biggest asset.”