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Toronto FC (once again) add Luke Singh to CONCACAF Champions League roster

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The Toronto FC II defender signs on a short-term deal for the second time.

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TORONTO, Canada—As the team gets set for it’s second-leg Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League matchup against Club León on Wednesday, Toronto FC have announced that they have once again added defender Luke Singh to the roster on a short-term deal.

Singh, 20, is signing from Toronto FC II on a four-day short-term agreement in accordance with MLS rules stating that clubs may sign players from their USL affiliates on short-term deals for CONCACAF Champions League, Canadian Championship, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and exhibition matches.

The 20-year-old centreback made his first-team debut in the first leg, entering the match in the 87th minute. His play earned praise from head coach Chris Armas as well as veteran centreback Omar Gonzalez.

Singh, after signing with Toronto FC II in March of 2019, spent the remainder of the 2019 season on loan with Danish Superliga club Brøndby IF where he went on to make 24 appearances, scoring two goals for their reserve team.

The 6’2” defender is a graduate of the Toronto FC academy, spending time with the U-18/U-19 squad after originally joining in 2017, making 10 appearances and scoring once.

Born in Brampton, Ontario, Singh has represented the Trinidad & Tobago U-20 team, making 3 appearances at the CONCACAF U-20 Championships in 2018.

Singh has spent time training with the Toronto FC first team last season, as well as in the run-up to this match, with those within the club very high on the potential of the young centre-back.

For what it’s worth, the signing once again raises question marks into the health of Toronto FC heading into this game. We already know the team will be without Alejandro Pozuelo, and this moves make it seem as though Chris Mavinga won’t be ready as well.

Kickoff is set for 6 pm ET Wednesday evening, and you can watch the game on OneSoccer.