Toronto FC announced today that the club has signed defender Adam Pearlman to a short-term agreement from Toronto FC II for the club’s MLS match against Philadelphia Union tonight. Per MLS rules, the short-term agreement allows clubs to sign players on loan from their MLS NEXT Pro affiliate for MLS, U.S. Open Cup, Concacaf Champions League, Canadian Championship and exhibition matches.
Pearlman, 18, was recently called up to Toronto FC and made his First Team debut against St. Louis City SC on July 8, 2023. The South African-born defender has made 44 appearances (43 starts) in MLS NEXT Pro action through two seasons with Toronto FC II (2022, 2023). He signed his first professional contract with TFC II on April 8, 2022 and made his debut with the Young Reds against New York City FC II on April 10. He represented Toronto FC Academy in Ontario Player Development League and U.S. Soccer Development Academy across the U-12 to U-19 age groups from 2016 to 2021. He also participated in the U-13 2018 CONCACAF Champions League with the TFC Academy in Toluca, Mexico. He originally joined the Toronto FC Academy in October 2016.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC sign defender Adam Pearlman to short-term agreement from Toronto FC II for the club’s next MLS match against Philadelphia Union.