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Ben Spencer released by Toronto FC

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The 23-year-old striker has five MLS appearances with TFC.

MLS: Toronto FC at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC announced today that they’ve released forward Ben Spencer, who has also cleared waivers. He’s played twice for the Reds this season, plus a further four times for TFC II in the USL.

Spencer, 23 years old, joined TFC II in 2015 before the club promoted him to an MLS contract in May 2017. He originally came into the organization on loan from Norwegian club Molde, before the Reds acquired his MLS rights from Real Salt Lake.

After 17 total appearances at the USL level and just one goal (in 2017) to show for it, it seems that Spencer may be done at TFC. This year at the MLS level, he played 57 minutes in Colorado (registering three shots), and 25 in Houston.

The New Mexico native has had some success internationally, representing the United States in U-18, U-20, and U-23 competitions, with a total of 10 goals across 14 games at various levels.

Spencer had been making $72,800.34 in guaranteed compensation on his first team deal.