USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Liam Fraser made 10 appearances for Toronto FC II as an Academy signing in the club’s inaugural season. Now, after signing with the club this offseason, the young Canadian standout is looking for more consistency from both himself, and the team.
“I’m looking to play a more consistent role and performances in midfield,” Fraser told TorontoFC.ca’s Anthony Campos. “Consistency is key. They’re looking for an overall consistent performance this season. I’m just excited and looking forward to getting things started.”
TFC II is currently in British Columbia as it continues its preparations for the 2016 USL season. On Friday night the side played to a 0-0 draw with Simon Fraser University, and on Sunday it will face fellow USL side the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2.
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Fraser has progressed well through Toronto’s system, competing in both League1 Ontario and the PDL before making the move up to the USL. After joining TFC II, Fraser was able to lean on the lessons players like Chris Manella had already picked up, as the many of the side’s players got their first taste of professional action in 2015.
“Anyone who has the experience that Chris does is someone I want to learn from,” Fraser said. “It’s important for me to get information from him on what I can do better and the things he put into his game in order for him to make it to the next level.”
After being called into Canada’s U20 Development Camp late last year, the future definitely appears bright for the 18-year-old.“Liam is a very smart footballer in terms of where to pick up space, his usage of the ball,” said TFC II Coach Jason Bent. “When called up from the senior team last season, he displayed qualities we are looking for in a young professional. We look forward to his continued progression this season.”