USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Saturday, March 6, 2016
TORONTO – Toronto FC has announced the signing of Toronto FC II forward Molham Babouli for the 2016 Major League Soccer season.
Babouli led TFC II with four goals and four assists in the club’s inaugural season, and continued to impress this preseason with three goals and one assist. He becomes the second player in TFC II’s history to sign with the club’s MLS squad, following Clement Simonin, and the 12th player from the Toronto FC Academy to do so.
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“We are excited to sign Mo to the first team after a strong preseason. He continues to excel with the opportunities placed in front of him,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Mo is the first product of the full player pathway designed at Toronto FC, playing within our academy to signing professionally for TFC II and now the first team.
“We are very proud of his progression and know he will be a welcomed addition to the first team. We must also give special thanks to Greg Vanney, Jason Bent and Michael Stefano along with our other academy coaches for their important role in Mo’s development over the past two seasons.”Babouli was the Most Valuable Player in League1 Ontario in 2014, and then turned professional with TFC II last season. He also represented Canada at the Pan-Am Games and CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in 2015.