Toronto FC midfielder Liam Fraser has been named to the Major League Soccer roster for the 2018 MLS Homegrown Game. The squad features up-and-coming players from the youth national teams of Canada, United States, and Mexico, and will be managed by Atlanta United academy director Tony Annan. The Homegrown squad will compete against Tigres UANL, the reigning Liga MX U20 Champion. The game will take place on Tuesday, July 31 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, with kickoff set for 8 p.m.
Fraser is in the midst of his first season with Toronto FC. In January, he became the 16th player signed out of the Toronto FC Academy. He has made seven appearances this season. Fraser joins Ashtone Morgan, Jay Chapman, and Jordan Hamilton as TFC Academy players who have been invited to the Homegrown Game.
Canada will be well-represented during the MLS All-Star festivities. The Vancouver Whitecaps’ Sean Melvin will join Fraser at the Homegrown Game, and Vancouver’s teenage starlet Alphonso Davies will take part in the MLS All-Star Game.
The Homegrown Game is part of the celebration supporting the 2018 MLS All-Star Game, which features the stars of MLS, including TFC’s very own Sebastian Giovinco taking on Gio’s former club Juventus, the new home of Cristiano Ronaldo. The game will take place on Wednesday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m.