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Toronto FC sends Jordan Perruzza on loan

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The 20-year-old striker joins USL Championship side San Antonio FC for his second stint with the club.

MLS: Concacaf Champions League-Leon at Toronto FC
Toronto FC forward Jordan Perruzza (77) passes the ball away from Leon defender Jaine Barreiro (21)
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TORONTO, Canada—Toronto FC announced today that the club has loaned out young striker Jordan Perruzza to USL Championship side San Antonio FC.

Perruzza re-joins San Antonio after spending the end of 2020 on loan with the club. In five games, the forward scored three goals—including two screamers— and recorded 18 shots while adding 10 shots on target in 292 minutes. In addition, Perruzza played 120 minutes in the lone SAFC playoff match against New Mexico United.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Jordan Perruzza to the SAFC family and thankful to Toronto FC for conducting the loan,” said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. “Jordan is an exceptional talent who performed very well for us last season. He has demonstrated the ability to create and score goals, he is committed to our game model pressing actions, and he always competes and gives everything for the team.”

Perruzza has already impressed with Toronto FC II at the USL League 1 level. In 24 games with TFC II in 2019, he scored 15 goals and recorded two assists and 19 key passes en route to being named to the League One All-League First Team. In addition, the 20-year-old was one of four finalists for the 2019 League One Young Player of the Year award.

With the addition of Dom Dwyer and to a lesser extent Yeferson Soteldo, the 20-year-old would’ve been hard-pressed for minutes, as he was already competing for time with Jozy Altidore, Ayo Akinola, and Patrick Mullins up top.

He did manage to make his first team debut for Toronto FC, coming on as a substitute against Club Leon in CONCACAF Champions League action, as well as his MLS debut against CF Montreal on April 17.

Internationally, Perruzza represented the U-20 Canada National Team at the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship.

“I am excited to be back in San Antonio and grateful to the SAFC coaching staff,” said Perruzza in a SAFC press release. “We have some unfinished business to take care of from last season, and I can’t wait to get started.”