USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
TORONTO – Midfielder Malik Johnson, who made seven appearances for Toronto FC II during the 2015 season, has signed with TFCII for the 2016 campaign.
“We are pleased to sign another player from our Academy program,” Toronto FC II Head Coach Jason Bent said. “When called upon last year, Malik showed qualities both on and off the pitch that we are looking for in a footballer. We have no doubt Malik will be a welcome addition to the team.”
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The 17-year-old midfielder started in five of his seven appearances, logging 390 minutes. He was called up from the Kia Toronto FC Senior Academy team.
Johnson made his professional debut on July 8 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and then his first pro start on July 11 against the Rochester Rhinos.
He joined Kia Toronto FC Academy in April of 2013.