Toronto FC announced today the club has signed 18-year old midfielder Ralph Priso as a Homegrown Player. Priso becomes the 25th player in club history to sign for the first team from the Toronto FC Academy.
“Ralph is a talented young player and we are excited to add him to our MLS roster. While he has earned this opportunity through hard work, determination, and great commitment on behalf of his family, his signing is also a full illustration of the club’s commitment to developing players within the community, and our player development pathway,” said Toronto FC General Manager Ali Curtis. “Ralph performed very well within our academy and USL team, and has been excellent these past few months training with the first team. We’re excited about Ralph and the future.”
Priso made five appearances for Toronto FC II during the 2019 USL One regular season. He signed with the Young Reds in March of 2019 and made his professional when he started against Richmond Kickers on August 17, 2019. He played for Toronto FC III during the 2018 League 1 Ontario, where he made six appearances and scored one goal.
Priso represented Canada at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, where he appeared in all three games of the group stage. Priso joined the Toronto FC Academy in January of 2017.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC has signed midfielder Ralph Priso as a Homegrown player.
Weight: 173 lbs.
Birthdate: August 2, 2002 (Age – 18)
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Last Club: Toronto FC II