Toronto FC made two selections in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. The club selected defender Jalen Watson from Pennsylvania State University in the second round (32nd overall) and forward Charlie Sharp in the third round (61st overall) from Western Michigan University.
Watson, 22, spent the past four seasons at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), where he made 59 appearances, starting 51 games in which he played. The Mississauga, Ontario native was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2019 before earning Academic All-Big Ten honours in his sophomore (2020) and junior (2021) seasons. During his senior year, he started all 16 sixteen matches for the Nittany Lions and was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team in 2022. Prior to Penn State, Watson played two seasons for the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) and spent five seasons playing youth soccer with Erin Mills Soccer Club.
Sharp, 21, spent the past four seasons at Western Michigan University where he scored 23 goals and registered 14 assists in 69 appearances. The Brighton, Michigan native was named the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Freshman of the Year and earned All-MAC First Team honours in 2019. As a senior, he scored 11 goals and registered eight assists in 21 matches, which earned him All-MAC First Team, All-Region First Team and Academic All-America Second Team selections in 2022. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Mid-American Conference tournament after leading the Broncos to the2022 MAC Men's Soccer Championship. Prior to the Broncos, Sharp attended Brighton High School where he earned all-conference, all-county, all-state honours as a senior and was named Livingston County’s Player of the Year in 2018.
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birthdate: March 23, 2000 (Age – 22)
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
College: Pennsylvania State University
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birthdate: June 23, 2001 (Age – 21)
Hometown: Brighton, Michigan
College: Western Michigan University