Source: TFC signs Brampton teen Roberts

KURTIS LARSON, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 6:00 PM ET

TORONTO - Toronto FC is set to announce the signing of academy goalkeeper Quillan Roberts to a first team contract.

Sources close to the situation confirmed to the Sun on Monday that the 18-year-old Brampton native, who appeared in the club’s first reserve match against Columbus two weeks ago, will be named Toronto’s reserve ‘keeper in the coming days.

Following a long-term injury to Stefan Frei, the homegrown signing has trained with TFC’s senior team despite the club enlisting the services of league pool ‘keeper Brian Rowe, who will stay on with TFC despite Roberts’ signing.

The pair remains a far distance behind first choice goalkeeper Milso Kocic, who assumed Frei’s No. 1 role after a poor performance in Toronto’s opener at the Rogers Centre saw the Swiss ‘keeper benched in favour of Kocic.

Roberts recently competed at the 2011 FIFA under-17 World Cup for Canada, starting two group stage matches and scoring an improbable goal in a 2-2 draw with England.

The homegrown signing becomes TFC’s sixth rostered academy product after Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan, Keith Makubuya, Matt Stinson and Oscar Cordon inked similar deals.

 


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