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Toronto Signs Academy Standout Davis
Release: 02/03/2016
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USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TORONTO – Toronto FC II announced its latest signing on Wednesday as TFC Academy standout Martin Davis was added to the club’s squad for the 2016 USL season.

Davis appeared in a pair of contests in the USL last season for TFC II, and also competed for the club’s teams in the PDL and League1 Ontario. The 19-year-old midfielder has previously competed for the Jamaican U17 and U20 National Teams.

“Martin took a big step last season when he left his home country of Jamaica for Toronto leaving his family and friends to test himself and continue his development as a footballer,” said Toronto FC II Head Coach Jason Bent. “This will be a good measuring tool for Martin to see how his development has progressed. Splitting time between our PDL and League1 Ontario team, as well as appearing in a few matches for Toronto FC II, has helped him get stronger and adjust to the power and pace of the North American game.”

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TFC II also announced an addition to its coaching staff, with former player Chris Pozniak named an assistant to Bent for the upcoming season. Pozniak coached K-W United FC to the 2015 PDL Championship last season, and appeared in 22 contests for Toronto in its inaugural season in Major League Soccer in 2007.

“Bringing back a former player and Canadian international with Chris’ experience will help our academy and drafted college players transition up to the first team, which is one of our primary objectives of TFC II,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko.
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