TORONTO, Canada—Toronto FC announced today that the club has loaned out youngsters Ralph Priso, Jayden Nelson, and Kevin Silva to Toronto FC II ahead of the Young Reds match Wednesday night against Tormenta.
The club retains the right to recall the players at any time during the MLS regular season.
With Toronto FC on an international break until June 19 when they return to face Orlando City SC, and Toronto FC II scheduled to play three matches between now and then, a loan move makes sense to get some of these young guns some reps.
After a strong start to the season, including starting three out of the four CONCACAF Champions League matches for the senior side, Priso, 18, has struggled to find minutes in recent times, accumulating just four minutes of action in his last three MLS matches.
Nelson, meanwhile, has played in three MLS matches this season, totaling 113 minutes. A run with the Young Reds may bode well for the 18-year-old’s confidence.
Silva, a young goalkeeper, has yet to appear in a match for the senior side. In May 2019, he signed on loan for Toronto FC II, and joined the club permanently in January 2020. The 23-year-old them signed with the Toronto FC first team on July 3, 2020.
Another tidbit worth noting, timing wise, is Toronto FC II recently relocated to Florida from Arizona, moving closer to the first team. As mentioned off the bat, they’ll take on Tormenta tonight down in Florida. You can watch the game here on Waking the Red and be sure to check out our TFC II beat writer Ben Steiner’s preview.